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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 05, 2018 22:47 IST

North Eastern Warriors def Bengaluru Blasters 3-2


22:47 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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22:44 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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!

22:40 (IST)5 JAN 2018

22:37 (IST)5 JAN 2018

And Bengaluru wrap it up!

22:37 (IST)5 JAN 2018

And the Bengaluru pair has steered their way to 14-9 after staving off a late challenge from the North Eastern pair.

22:30 (IST)5 JAN 2018

This is a pretty good comeback from the North Eastern pair now.

They trail 5-6

22:27 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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

What a start to the decider!

22:21 (IST)5 JAN 2018

It's a big 13-7 lead for the Blasters pair

22:18 (IST)5 JAN 2018

It's 7-5 in favour of the yellow brigade in Game 2

22:13 (IST)5 JAN 2018

The first game goes the way of the Warriors


22:11 (IST)5 JAN 2018

The North Eastern pair still has the advantage.


22:08 (IST)5 JAN 2018

The stadium lights caused a problem, which is why there has been a delay in resumption

22:05 (IST)5 JAN 2018

8-6 to the North Eastern Warriors at the break

22:02 (IST)5 JAN 2018

It's 3-3 right now

22:01 (IST)5 JAN 2018

It's now up to the mixed doubles pair to try and give another point to Bengaluru

22:00 (IST)5 JAN 2018

21:54 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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!

21:53 (IST)5 JAN 2018

Finally Axelsen DOES IT!!!!!

21:52 (IST)5 JAN 2018

And he blows it!

Can you believe it?

21:52 (IST)5 JAN 2018

330kmph winner from Axelsen for match point!


21:51 (IST)5 JAN 2018

And it continues to be evenly poised


21:49 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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


21:48 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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

Can Wang complete the upset win over Axelsen?

21:47 (IST)5 JAN 2018

Wang is now up 9-6.

It's a three-point lead over the world champion!!!

21:43 (IST)5 JAN 2018

But Wang is still very much in this!

It's all even at 5-5

21:41 (IST)5 JAN 2018

Axelsen has opened up a 3-1 lead in the decider

21:37 (IST)5 JAN 2018

15-13 to Axelsen as he bags the second game!

That's why he is the World No. 1

21:36 (IST)5 JAN 2018

Smash after smash after smash from Viktor to get to game point!


21:35 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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


21:33 (IST)5 JAN 2018

It's 11-7 currently in favour of Wang...he has stationed himself in the forecourt!

21:31 (IST)5 JAN 2018

And Wang has steadied himself and raced ahead to 8-6 at the interval.

Well, well...who would have thought of this?

21:29 (IST)5 JAN 2018

And Wang has come back to level matters here.


21:27 (IST)5 JAN 2018

A fabulous backhand from Axelsen and he is up 4-2 in Game 2

21:23 (IST)5 JAN 2018

This match has upset all predictions. Nobody expected this scoreline.

21:23 (IST)5 JAN 2018

First game goes to Wang!


21:21 (IST)5 JAN 2018

The World No. 11 looks steady in the early stages and is still up 10-8

21:18 (IST)5 JAN 2018

Even at the mid-game interval, Wang has his nose in front.


21:17 (IST)5 JAN 2018

The Warriors shuttler has a slim lead of 4-3 in the opening game

21:14 (IST)5 JAN 2018

It's 2-1 to Wang

21:14 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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.

21:12 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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!

21:11 (IST)5 JAN 2018

21:07 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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!!!!!!

21:04 (IST)5 JAN 2018

Gilmour sends the shuttle into the net on match point!

This is incredible!

Li wins this match!

21:03 (IST)5 JAN 2018

Li digging deep to get to match point!


21:01 (IST)5 JAN 2018

What incredible defence from Li!

She goes up to 13-12

21:01 (IST)5 JAN 2018

Li struggling but still managing to stun Gilmour with the occasional low drops!


20:59 (IST)5 JAN 2018

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


20:56 (IST)5 JAN 2018

A 307kmph jump smash winner from Gilmour to go up to 9-7

20:53 (IST)5 JAN 2018

The Scot now has a slender edge in this game.


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