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PBL 2018: Bengaluru Blasters vs North Eastern Warriors, Live Match Updates

North Eastern Warriors def Bengaluru Blasters 3-2
Updated: 05 January 2018 22:47 IST - Published: 05 January 2018 17:53 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage of this tie! Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates of Tie No. 15 of PBL 2018.

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

Goodnight!
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What a tie! With their backs pushed against the wall, the North Eastern Warriors came up with a cracker of a performance to grab their first win.

The Blasters did lose it but made a fantastic comeback in the last two matches.

It's 3-2 to the North Eastern Warriors!
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And Bengaluru wrap it up!
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And the Bengaluru pair has steered their way to 14-9 after staving off a late challenge from the North Eastern pair.
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This is a pretty good comeback from the North Eastern pair now.

They trail 5-6
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It's a 6-0 lead for the Bengaluru pair!

What a start to the decider!
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It's a big 13-7 lead for the Blasters pair
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It's 7-5 in favour of the yellow brigade in Game 2
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The first game goes the way of the Warriors

15-12
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The North Eastern pair still has the advantage.

13-11
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The stadium lights caused a problem, which is why there has been a delay in resumption
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8-6 to the North Eastern Warriors at the break
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It's 3-3 right now
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It's now up to the mixed doubles pair to try and give another point to Bengaluru
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What a comeback from the World No. 1.

Showing fully why he is the best shuttler on the planet right now.

Didn't play his best but still managed to get a win!
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Finally Axelsen DOES IT!!!!!


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And he blows it!

Can you believe it?
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330kmph winner from Axelsen for match point!

14-13
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And it continues to be evenly poised

12-12
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A quick exchange of shots but it ends on a Wang error.

10-10
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The way this tie has unfolded has been truly unbelievable!!!!

Can Wang complete the upset win over Axelsen?
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Wang is now up 9-6.

It's a three-point lead over the world champion!!!
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But Wang is still very much in this!

It's all even at 5-5
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Axelsen has opened up a 3-1 lead in the decider
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15-13 to Axelsen as he bags the second game!

That's why he is the World No. 1
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Smash after smash after smash from Viktor to get to game point!

14-13
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And Axelsen won't go away without a fight! Wang has to earn it himself if he is to stun Axelsen tonight!

12-12
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It's 11-7 currently in favour of Wang...he has stationed himself in the forecourt!
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And Wang has steadied himself and raced ahead to 8-6 at the interval.

Well, well...who would have thought of this?
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And Wang has come back to level matters here.

5-5
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A fabulous backhand from Axelsen and he is up 4-2 in Game 2
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This match has upset all predictions. Nobody expected this scoreline.
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First game goes to Wang!

15-9
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The World No. 11 looks steady in the early stages and is still up 10-8
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Even at the mid-game interval, Wang has his nose in front.

8-5
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The Warriors shuttler has a slim lead of 4-3 in the opening game
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It's 2-1 to Wang
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The World No. 1 and world champion Viktor Axelsen will now take the court. Although his team has already lost this tie, the Dane would look to grab a win against the World No. 11 Wang Tzu Wei.
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And because that was a Trump win, the North Eastern Warriors have won this match already. This is the first win for the Warriors in four outings!
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Li was nowhere in the first game and even till the end of the second game. Even in the decider, she struggled and had a negative body language! But she held on, kept believing in herself and took the match away from Gilmour!

Absolutely unbelievable!

The North Eastern Warriors can't stop jumping in joy!

Sport at its unpredictable best!!!!!!
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Gilmour sends the shuttle into the net on match point!

This is incredible!

Li wins this match!
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Li digging deep to get to match point!

14-13
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What incredible defence from Li!

She goes up to 13-12
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Li struggling but still managing to stun Gilmour with the occasional low drops!

12-12
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When Kirsty is on attack, it's such a treat to watch!

11-10
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A 307kmph jump smash winner from Gilmour to go up to 9-7
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The Scot now has a slender edge in this game.

7-6

The rallies are pretty long now as both players are keen on moving the other all over the court
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