Bengaluru Blasters bounced back from their 2-1 loss to Mumbai Rockets in their last match with a thrilling 4-3 win over Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League match in Bengaluru on Saturday. Trailing 2-3 in the deciding third game, Carolina Marin edged out Ashwini Ponnappa in three games to hand Hyderabad a crucial win. Catch the highlights of the PBL 2017 match here.
21:40 IST: Thank you for staying with us for the live coverage of the PBL 2017 match between Bengaluru Blasters and Hyderabad Hunters.
21:36 IST: Carolina Marin digs deep to win the final game 11-8 and hand Hyderabad Hunters a 4-3 win over Bengaluru Blasters.
21:29 IST: Ponnappa takes a 6-4 lead in the final game. Will she go on to beat Marin tonight?
21:22 IST: Marin wins the second game 11-5 to take the match into a deciding third game.
21:19 IST: Marin bounces back to take a 6-2 lead in the second game.
21:14 IST: Ponnappa wins the first game 11-9. Are we in for an upset here?
21:08 IST: Ashwini Ponnappa goes ahead 6-5 against Carolina Marin in the women's singles match.
21:00 IST: Hyderabad win the last game 11-8 to win the match and curtail Bengaluru's lead to 3-2.
20:47 IST: Hyderabad win the second game 13-11 to take the match to a deciding third game.
20:32 IST: Bengaluru win the first game of the men's doubles tie 11-5.
20:15 IST: Axelsen finishes it off with a big smash. He wins his team's trump match 11-6, 11-5 to give Bengaluru a 3-1 lead.
20:10 IST: Axelsen races to a 6-2 lead in the second game.
20:06 IST: Axelsen wins the first game 11-6.
20:00 IST: Axelsen takes a 6-2 lead in the first game.
19:55 IST: Bengaluru's trump match is up next, as Axelsen tries to hand his side a 3-1 lead with a win against Hyderabad's B Sai Praneeth.
19:49 IST: Bengaluru win the second game 11-7. It's 1-1 in the match now.
19:42 IST: 6-1 to the Bengaluru duo in the second game.
19:37 IST: Bengaluru take the first game 11-9.
19:32 IST: Bengaluru take a 6-4 lead in the first game of the mixed doubles tie.
19:26 IST: Carolina Marin and Satwik Sairaj of Hyderabad Hunters are about to take on Bengaluru Blasters' Sikki Reddy and Ko Sung Hyun in the mixed doubles tie.
19:22 IST: Sameer Verma wins the match 11-8, 11-7 to give Bengaluru Blasters a 1-0 lead.
19:17 IST: Sameer leads 6-5 in the second game.
19:10 IST: Sameer Verma wraps up the first game 11-8.
19:05 IST: Sameer Verma of Hyderabad Hunters takes a 6-0 lead in the first game of the men's singles tie against Boonsak Ponsana.
19:00 IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the PBL 2017 match between Bengaluru Blasters and Hyderabad Hunters.
Bengaluru will bank on Ashwini Ponnappa to spring a suprise and upset the formidable Carolina Marin in the women's singles tie, while Viktor Axelsen will be the favourite to win the men's singles clash for the hosts.
However, Axelsen will be wary of the dangerous B Sain Praneeth, who has been in good form in this tournament so far.
Both teams boast of very strong line-ups in the doubles sections, and the match promises to be an enticing one for badminton neutrals.