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Achanta Sharath Kamal vs Adrian Crisan Live Scores and Match Updates Rio Olympics 2016 Table Tennis

Final Set score: Sharath Kamal 1-4 Adrian Crisan (8-11, 12-14, 11-9, 6-11, 8-11)
Updated: 07 August 2016 04:26 IST - Published: 07 August 2016 03:15 IST

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It is not all doom and gloom for Indian table tennis however, and although they faltered on the big stage, there was enough evidence to suggest that the story will be different 4 years later in Tokyo


The Indian contingent set out with a lot of hopes to Rio 2016, but all their hopes came crashing down as they were all knocked out in the first round. The elimination of the male paddlers in particular was surprising as both Soumyajit Ghosh and Sharath Kamal lost to lower-ranked opponents


Crisan wins the match 4-1! India's table tennis challenge comes to an end at Rio!

The experienced Romanian, Adrian Crisan overcomes India's Sharath Kamal 11-8 in the fifth set to win the match 4-1. With that, India's challenge at Rio comes to an end, and it has been a poor performance by all the 4 representatives who set out with the hopes of making more of an impact


What a point by Crisan! 2 match points for the Romanian

Both players play an amazing rally from back of the table and Crisan comes out on top after a number of exchanges back and forth

Sharath 8-10 Crisan


Things are heating up!

Sharath fights back to level the score at 8-8! Crucial 3 points coming up

Sharath 8-8 Crisan


Sharath is fighting back!

Sharath is showing some spunk here as he fights from 5-1 down to cut the gap to 6-5!

Sharath 5-6 Crisan


Fifth game begins! Sharath already down 3-0!

Things are looking really bleak for the Indian now

Sharath 0-3 Crisan


Fourth game to Crisan! Sharath down 3 games to 1!

Sharath now faces an uphill task to keep the Indian challenge alive as he will have to win 3 consecutive games to progress to the next round. Achanta is a fighter though and will be determined to bounce back

Crisan 11-6 Sharath


Crisan takes 4 points in a row to take a massive 10-6 lead!

Crisan 10-6 Sharath


It is neck and neck here and the scores are level at 6-6! We predicted a close match and we are getting a close match!

Crisan 6-6 Sharath


It is all level in the fourth game! 4-4!

Sharath makes a stunning backhand block down the line to tie the score at 4-4!

Crisan 4-4 Sharath


Fourth game begins!

This game is going to be very crucial for both the paddlers. Who can seize the initiative? The score is currently tied at 2-2

Crisan 2-2 Sharath


Sharath wins the third game 11-9!

Sharath Kamal makes an incredible comeback to take the third game 11-9! He was down 8-4, but he showed incredible resilience and skills t mount a stirring comeback. Luck also favoured him when he was 10-9 up as he got a lucky point thanks to a table edge. Is the tide turning?

Sharath 11-9 Crisan


Sharath Kamal levels it up! It is 8-8!

Great comeback by India's ace paddler, but he desperately needs to win this set, if he has to have any chance in winning the match

Crisan 8-8 Sharath


Sharath takes a point to make it 8-5 and Crisan surprisingly takes a time-out!

Crisan 8-5 Sharath


Crisan up by 4 points!

Things are looking really bleak for India's most successful TT player ever as he is now down by 4 points.

Crisan 8-4 Sharath


Third game begins! Crisan takes the early lead!

Adrian Crisan once again bamboozles Sharath with his intelligent blocks and is now up 4-2

Sharath 2-4 Crisan 


Sharath loses the second game 14-12!

The Indian paddler was so close to levelling the match, but the Romanian TT player held his nerve to win the set 14-12 and take a 2 sets to love lead


It is 12-12! Sharath misses an easy put away and the scores are level once again


He saves a game point again! It is 11-11 and Sharath decides to take a time-out. Will the decision pay off for the Indian paddler?


It is deuce! Sharath saves a game point to make it 10-10! Can he hold his nerve?


Tense finish to the game! Crisan fights back with a stunning backhand to make it 8-9!

Sharath 9-8 Crisan


Sharath is really hitting his stride now! He takes a 2 point lead thanks to some excellent attacking play!

Sharath 8-6 Crisan


Crisan takes the lead!

The experienced Romanian paddler takes a narrow lead for the first time thanks to some good blocks and intelligent serves.

Sharath 4-5 Crisan


Second game begins!

Sharath Kamal takes an early lead and he plays a stunning topspin topspin rally to take a 3-2 lead

Sharath 3-2 Crisan


Crisan takes the first set 11-8!

Adrian Crisan takes the first game 11-8 thanks to some errors from Sharath Kamal. The Indian paddler will be hopeful of putting in a more consistent performance in the second game


Crisan races to a 3 point lead!

Crisan shows all his experience and plays some intelligent points to take the advantage in the first game

Sharath 5-8 Crisan


It is all tied up!

The score is tied at 4-4! What a forehand topspin by Sharath!

Sharath 4-4 Crisan


The game begins!

Achanta Sharath Kamal takes an early lead and is up 2-1

Sharath 2-1 Crisan


We are just moments away from this blockbuster match! Sharath Kamal is in his third and probably his last Olympics. He will be determined to put in a good performance


Who says TT does not draw the crowds, Just have a look at the packed crowd at Rio Centro Pavilion-3:


The game is just 10 minutes away and the excitement is building in the crowd as the players are seen warming up on the sidelines


He faces a tough challenge though as his opponent Adrian Crisan was ranked as high as 17 before and even eliminated former world number 1 Timo Boll in the London 2012 games. However, Sharath has been in good form lately and one can expect a tight and tense encounter.


Hello and welcome to our live coverage of men's singles first round match of the TT event in Rio 2016. Mouma Das, Manika Batra and Soumyajit Ghosh have all crashed out, but there are high hopes from India's most successful paddler.

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