The tug-of-war between Hana Card and SK Rent-A-Car is in a tight race. Following the first and second PBA Team League Final games, the team had one win and one loss in the third and fourth games, and now has come to square one again with two wins and two losses overall.
Hana Card beat SK Rent-A-Car 4-3 in the third round of the “Welcome Savings Bank PBA Team League 2023-2024 Postseason” final at Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, on the 25th, but SK Rent-A-Car won a set score of 4-3 in the fourth round of the match that continued the same night, avenging Hana Card with a set score of 4-0 and balancing 2 wins and 2 losses in the final.
In Game 3, Hana Card, which was strong in singles, won a come-from-behind victory after a full-set battle.
Both teams made the same roster as the starters in the first and second rounds that they played on the previous day. Hana Card, which gave up the first two sets, boosted its performance by beating Eddy Leppens of Belgium by 15-10 (nine innings) in the third set by Murat Najee Choklu of Turkiye, and immediately followed suit by Ayako Sakai of Japan’s Choklu beating over Ku Sang-hwi and Hida by 9-6 (six innings) in the fourth set.
Although Shin Jung-joo lost the lead in the fifth set by losing 5-11 (4 innings) to Gangdong Palace with seven high-run points, Hana Card laid the groundwork for the reversal by “Danggu Empress” Kim Ga-young turning Kang Ji-eun to 9-1 (9 innings) in the sixth set, and Nguyen Quoc Nguyen (Vietnam) beat Nguyen (Vietnam), who entered the first game of the final, 11-6 (8 innings) to finish the game with a victory.
SK Rent-A-Car defeated Hana Card 4-0 in Game 4, which took place on the same night, once again to beat Hana Card’s momentum. The list of participants also remained the same. In the first set, the repons and Kang Dong-gung defeated Q. Nguyen and Kim Byung-ho 11-4 (four innings), continuing their overwhelming performance in all four games of the final.
In the second set, Hida worked with Kang Ji-eun to complete nine points in five innings, overpowering Kim Ga-young and Sakai. In the third set, “Final Man” Repence beat Choklu by 15-13 (12 innings), widening the set score to 3-0, and in the fourth set, Cho Sang-hwi and Hida won 9-3 (10 innings) over Choklu and Sakai, who lost three games in the final, and ended their victory in Game 4.
As a result, the two teams will have two wins and two losses in total in Game 5 and Game 6, which will be held at 4 p.m. (Game 5), followed by two games at 9:30 p.m. (Game 6). The team that wins two consecutive games on the day will lift the much-awaited trophy of the finals. If the team wins and loses, the winner will be determined on Game 27 (Game 7), the final day of the finals. 마카오토토주소