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PBL 2018: Bengaluru Blasters vs Delhi Dashers, Live Match Updates

Bengaluru Blasters def Delhi Dashers 5-2
Updated: 28 December 2017 22:43 IST - Published: 28 December 2017 18:45 IST
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And with that, we wrap up our PBL coverage for the day. Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for staying with us.

We'll be back tomorrow with the live coverage of Day 7 of PBL 2018.

Till then, keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the world of sports.

Goodnight.
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Bengaluru look very much eager to win the PBL title for the first time. They have never even managed to reach the final. With that kind of a performance, they are now looking every bit a contender!
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And with that, Bengaluru win this tie 5-2

What a PBL 2018 debut match from the southern franchise! They came, they saw and they conquered!
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And Ivanov fails to return a blast of a shot from Kim Sa Rung!

Match to Bengaluru!

Final score: 15-9, 15-12 win for Rung & Boe
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14-12 to Bengaluru
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Kim Sa Rung is the MAN TO WATCH!!!!!!

So much clarity, so much poise and he is thoroughly enjoying this!
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Bengaluru once again inch ahead to 12-11
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The Russians are trying their best and now have a slight lead of 8-7 at half-time
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Kim Sa Rung has been on fire all evening!

2-2
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Quick hands from Kim to grab the opener for Bengaluru


15-9
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11-7 lead now after some fiery exchange
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You simply have to admire Mathias Boe! He is all of 37 years of age, but is as sprightly as a teenager!

9-4 lead for the Blasters
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8-3 to the Bengaluru pair after an incredible rally!
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3-1 to Bengaluru
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Time for the final match of the day -- the men's doubles.

Ivanov & Sozonov of Delhi face Boe & Rang of Bengaluru
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Delhi cannot win this tie anymore, even if they win the final match of the day. So, Bengaluru have already defeated Delhi!
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What is more important is that was a Trump win for the visiting side.

So, that gifts the Blasters two points and sends them up to 4-2 over the Delhi Dashers
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Despite some fightback towards the end, Axelsen wraps it up without much fuss!

Final score: 15-11, 15-11 win for the Bengaluru shuttler
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Body smash right at Houwei! The Chinese has no answer!

13-8
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Excellent shotmaking from Houwei to wrongfoot the big Dane with a smash to his backhand!

7-10
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It's 9-6 to Axelsen currently
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The power of Viktor's jump smashes is simply leaving us speechless!

8-4 he leads at the interval
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After racing ahead to 6-1, Axelsen finally makes a shot that makes him look mortal.

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From jump smash to delicate touch at the net....there's nothing that Axelsen can do wrong!

4-1 is his lead
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1-1 to start things off in the second game
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And the first game is in the bag for Axelsen!

15-11
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A couple of errors down the left court from Axelsen


He is now up 12-9
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A quick flick of the wrist to change the direction of the shuttle

Axelsen up 10-8
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Axelsen's lead has been cut down to just a solitary point!

9-8
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Axelsen up 8-6 at the mid-game interval
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Little by little, Houwei has clawed his way back.

5-7
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A couple of rare errors from the world champion


Axelsen up 5-3
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What a response from Houwei!!!!!


3 great smashes to make Viktor scrambling for the shuttle!


Houwei trails 2-4
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Viktor has started with 370kmph crosscourt smashes!

4-0
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Kids going crazy as Viktor enters the court. He will play Bengaluru's Trump against Delhi's Tian Houwei.

Can Houwei do the unthinkable?
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And now it's time for the biggest star of the evening -- the World No. 1 and world champion Viktor Axelsen
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And with that, Delhi get 2 vital points and even the score.

2-2
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That decider just showed why Sung has been a former World No. 2.

Ruthless dominance when it mattered the most!
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And Sung does it in style! Delivers Delhi its first win of the night!

Final score: Sung wins 15-10, 8-15, 15-5
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Look at the crosscourt shot that just sent a dagger through Gilmour's heart!

Sung up match points.


14-5
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Sung is just unstoppable! The Siri Fort Stadium is reverberating with her screams at the moment!

11-3
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8-3 lead for Sung going into the interval.
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Sung is on a different level now! Superb footwork, superb anticipation!

6-3
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Sung Ji Hyun is back in this in the decider!

3-1
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Gilmour's efforts have been rewarded!

She grabs the second game 15-8.
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Gilmour has a host of game points at 14-8.


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Gilmour now up by six points over the mighty Korean!

12-6