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PBL 2018: Hyderabad Hunters vs Bengaluru Blasters final, Live Match Updates

Hyderabad Hunters def Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 to win the PBL title
Updated: 14 January 2018 22:04 IST - Published: 14 January 2018 17:51 IST
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It was an enthralling contest, to say the least. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. That's all for this season's Premier Badminton League. 

Wishing you goodbye and goodnight from all of us here at Sportskeeda!
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What a moment for the crowd! They cheered their team without fail and their team DELIVERS!!!!!!!
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AND HYDERABAD HUNTERS ARE THE PBL CHAMPIONS!
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Championships points!
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13-10



Eyeing the finish line!

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The Bengaluru pair has suddenly lost their sharpness.

Hunters up 12-10
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But Bengaluru staved off their challenge and built a 10-8 lead.
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WHAT A SMASH FROM SATWIK!

7-8
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A couple of errors from Pia gifts the mid-game lead of 8-6 to the Blasters
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Marin is back in the dugout and is cheering loudly for her team!

Salute to her spirit!
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Sikki finds an opening in the middle of the court.


5-5
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And it's all level here.

4-4
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Sikki is raining down smashes after smashes on the Hunters pair but they too are returning everything back!

It's a 4-3 lead to Bengaluru
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Even Lee Hyun Il has joined the crowd in their chants.

But his team currently trails 1-3 in Game 2
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And the Hunters take the first game 15-11. Crowd has simply gone wild!
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It's 13-11 after Kim fought back really hard through his array of strokes
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Sikki and Kim have got back a few points but Team Hyderabad still ahead.

9-7
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Satwik and Pia up 8-3 at the mid-game break.
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The Hyderabad pair still has their nose in front.

5-3
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And they make it 4-1
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It's 3-0 to the Hyderabad team of Satwik and Zebadiah
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It's now all down to the mixed doubles match.

Whoever wins, gets the PBL trophy
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MARIN GETS THE WIN!

15-8, 15-14

And she helps level the tie.

3-3
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The Hunters' support group has some very, very enthusiastic fans.....shouting and cheering for their team at every point!

Perhaps that is what inspired Marin too.

She is up 13-11
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Suddenly, Kirsty is making a spate of errors!

Marin pumped up!

It's 11-11
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And Gilmour has taken the lead here!

Would you believe it?

10-8
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Wow!

Gilmour has levelled this at 8-8.

Some great show from her at the net
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Marin fumbles to return a tight spinning net shot from Gilmour

8-5
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Fernando Rivas giving a pep talk to his ward as Marin goes into the break with an 8-4 lead
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Marin finds a great smash to extend her lead to 6-4
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Gilmour is slowly but steadily chipping away Marin's lead.

4-5
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It's 5-2 to the southpaw, who looks totally in control of this!
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And the unstoppable Marin makes it 4-0
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It's 2-0 to the Hyderabad Hunters shuttle 
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And Marin wastes no time in grabbing the opening game.

15-8
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It's 14-8 to the Spaniard!
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A rare error from the former World No. 1 as she struggles to tackle a high shuttle

12-6
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And it's 11-5 to the two-time world champion. The crowd is loving every moment of it!
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Marin has absolutely wrested control here.

8-4 to the Spaniard
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Collective 'ohhh' from the crowd as Marin is blocked by the net.

4-4
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Absolute wayward from Gilmour as she sends the shuttle way wide out of the court!

Marin up 3-2
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And screams from Marin as she is right back on track!

2-2
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Gilmour is impressing early on through some great defence.

2-0
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Can Marin give her team a vital point and level the tie?
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Deafening roar as the Olympic champion Carolina Marin enters the stadium.
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This was a Trump win, so the Blasters get 2 more points to take their tally to 3-2
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And Axelsen HAS DONE IT!

Closes out the match in style!

15-8, 15-10 
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Sai moved Axelsen all over the court to draw an error from him.

9-13
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And he has made it a four-point gap!

8-12