COOKIE CONSENT
Create
Notifications
Favorites Edit
Advertisement

PBL 2018: Chennai Smashers vs Bengaluru Blasters, Live Match Updates

Chennai Smashers def Bengaluru Blasters 3-2
Updated: 08 January 2018 22:40 IST - Published: 08 January 2018 17:56 IST
...
That wraps up our live coverage of the PBL 2018 Day 17. Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates from the last day of the Chennai leg.

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

Goodnight!
...
That was a great fightback from Team Bengaluru after Chennai seized an initial lead. But having conceded those vital last few points, Chennai might have just put an end to their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals.
...
The Chennai Smashers have thus beaten the Bengaluru Blasters 3-2.
...
...
And the Bengaluru Blasters have DONE IT!

15-14, 15-11 win in mixed doubles
...
They have gone up to 10-7 now
...
What a stupendous rally!

Sikki Reddy finds an angle to Sindhu's backhand to win the point for Bengaluru!

5-3
...
3-3 in Game 2
...
Sikki Reddy and Kim Sa Rang hold their nerves to edge the first game 15-14

What a humdinger!
...
And we are all level here.

13-13
...
It is a pretty competitive opening game with not much to separate the two.

Sindhu & Adcock marginally ahead at 8-7
...
And it is quickly 4-4 in the mixed doubles match.
...
...
...
That win fetches another point for the Bengaluru Blasters!

The Blasters now trail the Chennai Smashers 1-3.
...
While Leverdez is ranked 24th in the world, Dey is nearly 40 places below him at 63rd!!
...
WHAT A SPLENDID DEBUT FROM SUBHANKAR DEY!

He screams as he gets the win!

The Blasters dugout stands up and applauds!
...
Match points to Dey!

14-12
...
13-11 to Dey currently
...
Dey is now ahead, only marginally.

11-10
...
And Dey is finding it hard to return the high shuttle directed to his backhand.
...
Just like the first game, the Frenchman is now making his mark.

7-10
...
And he hasn't let go of the lead.

8-5 at the interval
...
This is quite inspiring from Dey! Sprightly as ever, he is everywhere on the court and getting everything back!

4-1
...
And the PBL debutant bags the first game.


15-12
...
But Dey now has game points.

14-12
...
Brice is suddenly looking like the player that he actually is! Moving Dey all over the court and finding great angles!

He now trails 11-13
...
Dey still very much comfortable with a 13-7 lead
...
It is 12-5 to Dey even though Brice has been showing flashes of his attacking game now.
...
Leverdez is really struggling at the moment.

Dey, who is a PBL debutant, races off 8-2 at the break.
...
Some great rallies already!

Some good defence from the Indian against Brice Leverdez to go up to 4-2
...
Nice start for the Blasters' Subhankar Dey.

2-0
...
...
...
With that win, Bengaluru get their first point of the night and now trail Chennai 0-3.
...
Tanongsak could only take one point after that. Axelsen wraps this up in style!

Axelsen is still UNBEATEN at the PBL 2018.
...
With a scream, Axelsen has marched ahead to match points!

14-8
...
This is all too easy now for the World No. 1.

Tanongsak is just luring him into easy angles to help him make easy smash putaways!

Axelsen up 12-8
...
But Tanongsak is throwing away easy opportunities!

He has let Axelsen surge to 10-8
...
And it is a one-point lead for Axelsen again!

8-7
...
Tanongsak fights back to come to within 1 point of Axelsen.

6-7
...
It's all happening very fast now!
...
6-3 to Axelsen now
...
Axelsen looks like a man on a mission now!

4-1
...
The Dane looks to have regrouped and looks very angry with himself now.

2-0
...
Axelsen tried to slow down the pace of the game only to see Tanongsak come back with a blast at the net.

Tanongsak bags the second game.

15-6
...
A host of match points for Tanongsak now at 14-5.
...
It's a TEN-POINT ADVANTAGE FOR TANONGSAK OVER THE WORLD CHAMPION!

13-3

Viktor is looking very, very frustrated
...
Could he hand Axelsen his first loss of the PBL 2018?
...
Tanongsak has raced ahead to 8-3 at the mid-game interval.
LIVE CHAT online