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PBL 2018: Bengaluru Blasters vs Ahmedabad Smash Masters semi-finals, Live Match Updates

Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 Ahmedabad Smash Masters (Semi-Final 2)
Updated: 13 January 2018 22:23 IST - Published: 13 January 2018 22:14 IST
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That's all from tonight's Premier Badminton League action as we witnessed a match that went down to the last game. Bengaluru Blasters prevailed in the end over Ahmedabad Smash Masters to win 4-3 and enter the final. They will take on Hyderabad Hunters tomorrow at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.
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Bengaluru Blasters win the tie 4-3 against Ahmedabad Smash Masters to enter the semi-final and will take on Hyderabad Hunters

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Bengaluru Blasters win the final match 15-12 13-15 15-9 to enter the PBL finals.
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Bengaluru Blasters win it!!! Kim's smash is returned by Him but goes wide. And that's it for the match.

Ben 15 - 9 Ahm
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Blasters with a match point now as they grab the next two points as well

Ben 14 - 9 Ahm
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Blasters close now to the win as they need just three points to win it

Ben 12 - 9 Ahm
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Smash Masters win one but Blasters come back with one of their own

Ben 11 - 7 Ahm
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Blasters rush into a 4-point lead after the break with two quick points

Ben 10 - 6 Ahm
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Blasters get into the lead at the short break

Ben 8 - 6 Ahm
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Smash Masters get back into the game with two points on the trot

Ben 7 - 6 Ahm
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Good back and forth in the game as the two sides push in the final game

Ben 7 - 4 Ahm 
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Third game begins on a close note as the sides go level after four points

Ben 2 - 2 Ahm
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The deciding game up next as we reach the conclusion of the second semi-final. Who will win it ?
Blasters or Smash Masters ?
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Smash Masters take the second game as they extend the decider to the final game

Ben 13 - 15 Ahm
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Things level again as Smash Masters get back into the thick of things.

Ben 12 - 12 Ahm
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Blasters take the lead after being down

Ben 11 - 9 Ahm
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All square again as the scores are tied in the second game

Ben 9 - 9 Ahm
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Smash Masters mount a comeback and win 4 on the trot to take the lead

Ben 5 - 8 Ahm
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Things getting close in Game 2 as the sides are level

Ben 5 - 5 Ahm
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Smash Masters cut back the lead after two points by Blasters

Ben 4 - 2 Ahm
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The second game begins as Blasters take a 2-1 lead early on

Ben 2 - 1 Ahm
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And they've won it. Blasters pair win the first game of the match

Ben 15 - 12 Ahm
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Blasters within a point of the game winner as they take the lead

Ben 14 - 12 Ahm
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It is all square in the game as the teams not giving any space for the opponents

Ben 12-12 Ahm
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Blasters show grit and rally back to draw level in the game

Ben 9 - 9 Ahm
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Blasters cut the lead down to two as they rally back. Short break now

Ben 6 - 8 Ahm
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Masters maintain their momentum and build their lead to three points now

Ben 4 - 7 Ahm
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Masters take a 2-point lead as they force errors from Blasters

Ben 3 - 5 Ahm
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Match 3 begins with an equal play as the sides are equal after four games

Ben 2 - 2 Ahm
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Up Next:
Mixed Doubles Match - Kim Sa Rang / Sikki Reddy vs Law Cheuk Him / Kamilla Rytter Juhl

This match will be the decider and the winning side will advance to the final tomorrow.

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Match 4 ends as the semifinal is now level at 3-3

Bengaluru Blaster 3 - 3 Ahmedabad Smash Masters
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Axelsen wins it for Bengaluru Blasters with a great push as Prannoy puts it wide

Ben 15 - 14 Ahm
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Axelsen comes back and forces a golden point in Game 2

Ben 14 - 14 Ahm
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Prannoy takes the lead and has the game point

Ben 13 - 14 Ahm
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Back and forth between the shuttlers as the game gets tight

Ben 13 - 13 Ahm
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Great rally from both players as Axelsen's lob goes long

Ben 11 - 11 Ahm
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Prannoy is back again and wins two in a row to cut the lead to one.

Ben 11 - 10 Ahm
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Axelsen with great crosscourt smash and a forced error from Prannoy as he regains the lead again

Ben 11 - 8 Ahm
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Prannoy levels it up with a powerful smash. Great comeback from the Indian

Ben 8 - 8 Ahm
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Prannoy rallies back well and cuts the lead down to just one

Ben 8 - 7 Ahm
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Axelsen maintains his momentum and goes into the break with a 4-point lead

Ben 8 - 4 Ahm
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Axelsen scores with a great crosscourt smash to take the lead in the game

Ben 4 - 3 Ahm
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Game 2 begins on a close note as the two shuttlers keep things tight

Ben 2 - 2 Ahm
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Prannoy with the error as Axelsen wins the first game of the match

Ben 15 - 11 Ahm
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Prannoy saves one game point as Axelsen's tap goes long

Ben 14 - 11 Ahm
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Game point for the Dane as he drops one down and Prannoy misses 

Ben 14 - 10 Ahm
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Axelsen with three points in a row as he takes the lead and is now close to the game win

Ben 13 - 10 Ahm
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Prannoy keeps it going as the two shuttlers are going head to head in the game

Ben 10 - 10 Ahm