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All England Open 2018, Round 2: PV Sindhu vs Nitchaon Jindapol, Live Match Updates

Sindhu def Jindapol 21-13, 13-21, 21-18 to enter qfs
Updated: 15 March 2018 20:14 IST - Published: 15 March 2018 17:29 IST
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Final score: Sindhu def Jindapol 21-13, 13-21, 21-18 to enter qfs
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Pheeew! That was a close shave but WHAT A MATCH!!!!!!

Sindhu certainly has NERVES OF STEEL! For the second day in a row, Sindhu comes through in THREE GAMES!!!! She is through to the quarter-finals for the second consecutive year.

Credit to Jindapol for putting up such a gritty fight and making Sindhu EARN THE WIN! 

This was certainly one of the best matches of the 2018 All England Open.


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SINDHU WINS!!!


21-18 IN THE DECIDER!!!
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MATCH POINTS FOR SINDHU!!!!!


20-18
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Backhand at the net to get the better of Jindapol!

Sindhu 19-18
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This time she sends the shuttle wide, allowing Sindhu back!

18-18
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And a point goes to Jindapol!

18-17
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And it is quickly 17-17
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Jindapol gets blocked by the net on return

Sindhu up 17-16
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AND SHE IS BACK!!!!

16-16
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Down the line goes Sindhu!

15-16
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Now Sindhu rushes to the net to finish with a great crosscourt smash

14-16
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Jindapol rushes to the net and gets a crosscourt smash!

16-12
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And Jindapol makes it 15-12

Sindhu has lost her sharpness as well as patience
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And unforced errors keep on peppering the court from Sindhu's racquet.

Jindapol goes up to 14-12
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It's 12-12
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Wow! Jindapol can RETURN EVERYTHING!!!!!

12-11




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And it is all level at 11-11
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A backhand drop from the Thai after the  break!

10-11
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It's an 11-9 advantage for Sindhu going into the mid-game interval.
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A wild crosscourt shot from the Thai!

Sindhu screams as she goes up to 10-9
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And suddenly Jindapol LOOKS FIRED UP!

It's 9-9 
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Bang on the line from Sindhu!


9-7
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And it's a ONE-POINT GAP NOW!

Jindapol 7-8

Testing times!
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And Jindapol comes out on top of a good rally now....shuttle into the left corner

Deficit reduce to 2 points!

6-8
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Gopichand shouting advice to Sindhu!
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Jindapol wows the crowd with a crosscourt smash that lands inside the line!

5-8
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The difference is of four points now!

8-4
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WHAT A RALLY!

THE LONGEST RALLY OF THE MATCH WITH 33 SHOTS!!!!!


Jindapol pushes the shuttle wide!

Sindhu 6-3
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Once more the backhand proves to be fallible for the Thai!

She trails 2-5
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Good smash by Jindapol!

2-4
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Jindapol gets one point through a crosscourt smash

1-3
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It's a blazing 3-0 start for Sindhu
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And it's 2-0 to Sindhu
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GAME 3

First point to Sindhu
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Wow! Who would have thought of this after that one-sided display from Sindhu in the opener?

Interesting decider ahead!
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Jindapol gets it done on her first game point.

21-13
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Game points galore for the Thai

20-13
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Sindhu pushes the shuttle wide!

13-19
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Now Jindapol gets the corner!

18-13
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Sindhu gets the left corner!

13-17
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Once more attacking the backhand is working well for Sindhu
12-17
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A sharp crosscourt drop from Sindhu!

11-17
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And Sindhu is struggling to keep the shuttle in the court.

This end of the court hasn't worked well for the Indian.

10-16
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Sindhu can't put the shuttle over the net!

Jindapol up 15-10
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Now Sindhu is making the Thai move all over the court!


Glimpses of a comeback?

10-14
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Attack on Jindapol's backhand gives Sindhu another crucial point.

9-14
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Sindu shoots into the left corner for a vital point

8-14
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2 points in favour of the Indian to make it 7-13

Can she continue?