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PBL 2018: Bengaluru Blasters vs Mumbai Rockets, Live Match Updates

Bengaluru Blasters def Mumbai Rockets 6-(-1)
Updated: 01 January 2018 22:38 IST - Published: 01 January 2018 18:52 IST
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And we wrap our live coverage of a tie which was absolutely memorable for the Bengaluru Blasters and totally forgettable for the Mumbai Rockets. Can the Blasters continue performing like this? We'll find that out as the league progresses.

For now, it's goodbye from all of us at Sportskeeda. Thanks for staying with us. 

Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of Tie No. 11 of the PBL 2018.

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

Goodnight and a Happy New Year once again from all of us!
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And with that thunderous win, the Bengaluru Blasters have charged their way up to the top of the table in PBL 2018.

And they thoroughly deserve that place after this ruthless domination!
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Final score: Bengaluru Blasters 6-(-1) Mumbai Rockets 
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And with that, Bengaluru complete a clean sweep! What a performance! Every single win went in favour of the Bengaluru team tonight!

Total demolition!

What a way to start the New Year!
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It's a 9-15, 15-10, 15-14 win for the Blasters pair!
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A 46-SHOT RALLY TO FINISH WHAT WAS AN ENTHRALLING MEN'S DOUBLES MATCH!

Boe and Kim Sa Rang staved off a late surge from Mumbai and take the win!
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Wow!

Mumbai are trying really, really hard here!

13-13
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Their hopes are looking to be dashed as Boe and Kim are currently looking unstoppable!

13-10 to Bengaluru
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It's all even!

9-9
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Mumbai have now reduced the deficit to just one point

8-9

Can they inspire themselves to continue the comeback and grab their solitary win of the night?
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8-6 to Boe and Kim heading into the interval
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Bengaluru are really determined to deny Mumbai any win tonight!
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Bengaluru have now established a lead of 6-4
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2-2 in the decider
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But Mumbai failed to do much after that and Bengaluru have capitalized on it to grab the second game 15-10
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Mumbai have closed the gap with some determined display here. Some absorbing rallies going on here!

9-11
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8-3 to the Blasters pair going into the interval.
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5-1 to Boe and Kim currently.

Will Bengaluru pour water on Mumbai's hopes of winning at least one match?
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It's 2-1 to Bengaluru in Game 2
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Mumbai wrap up the first game in this men's doubles match.

15-9
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11-6 to the Rockets as they look determined to get their first win of what has been a miserable night for them so far!
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No, it doesn't as Mumbai are still looking very good in this game!

7-3
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Wow! Mumbai get a receiving fault as Tan takes a step back while receiving the serve!

That's rare!

Will that unsettle them?
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Mumbai up 3-1
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Can Mumbai salvage some pride in the last match of the day -- the men's doubles?
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Current score: Bengaluru 5-(-1) Mumbai
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Wow! What a night the Bengaluru team is having!!!!! They have destroyed Mumbai's Trump too! And Mumbai's score is now something they will be very embarrassed with! Mumbai have negative points now!
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And Chong gets the job done in style!

9-15, 15-8, 15-6
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Smash after smash after smash from the Bengaluru man!

He has a host of match points now!

14-6
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Chong is showing no intention to slow down here!

13-6
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The rallies have certainly become longer. Just when it looked like Sameer is back in this, Chong applies the brakes and goes up to 9-6
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Sameer looks a bit more pumped up and playing a lot more intelligently now.

He has closed the gap to just one point

6-7
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Sameer has absolutely lost his concentration....errors are just not helping his cause!
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It's 7-2 to the Bengaluru man now
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Verma finds a crosscourt smash to reduce the gap to 2 points.

2-4
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And the errors are coming fast and furious from Sameer!

The Bengaluru dugout is clearly enjoying this! Axelsen and Gilmour cheering loudly for their man!

Chong up 3-0
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15-8 goes the second game to Chong!

We have a decider!
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Chong regroups after that and goes up to 13-8
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And Sameer is slowly but steadily clawing his way back!

8-10
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In an attempt to rush Sameer, Chong sends the shuttle wide!

Sameer trails 7-10
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Sameer has reduced the deficit to just three points now!

6-9

Can he level this?
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A little bit of fire from Sameer's shots now. He looks reinvigorated after the break.

Trails 5-9 now
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Sameer's lack of sharpness has resulted in Chong having a lead of 6-3
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Lapse in focus from Sameer as Chong goes up to 4-1 in the second game
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Chong Wei pushes the shuttle wide and the first game to Sameer Verma.

15-9
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11-8 to Sameer currently
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