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Asian Badminton Championships 2018: India Men vs Hong Kong Men, Live Match Updates

India def Philippines 5-0
Updated: 06 February 2018 19:28 IST - Published: 06 February 2018 15:59 IST
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And that brings us to the end of our live coverage.

Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live updates from the India vs Maldives tie.

It is scheduled at 4.30pm IST.

Goodbye!
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The Indian men play their next tie against Maldives on Wednesday.
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That was ruthless!

Every member showed up in his match. This is the kind of start Team India surely was looking for!

Needless to say, this will boost their confidence by several notches.
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India thus maintain their clean sheet in this tie.

They did not drop a match, nor did they drop even a game.

They simply thumped Philippines 5-0

None of the matches lasted over half an hour.

Total domination!
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And Sameer has DONE IT!

21-15, 21-12 win for the Indian
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And Sameer is now 2 points away from the win.

19-10
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The Syed Modi International champion has now built a lead of 16-9
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It's 11-6 to Verma going into the midgame interval
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Verma smoothly progressing in this game as well.

9-5
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Sameer easily wrapped up the opening game 21-15.

They are now tied at 2-2 in Game 2
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It's 14-8 to the Indian
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11-6 to Sameer at the midgame interval
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Sameer has come back and is in the lead now.

7-6
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Sameer gets his second point of the match.

2-5
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And Zafra is ahead 4-1


Wow! Quite a good start!
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It's a 2-0 lead for Zafra to start things with.
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Sameer Verma is in action in the last match of this tie.

He takes on Ralf Zafra
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India are ahead 4-0 in this tie
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And Shlok and Arjun have wrapped this up!

21-18, 21-17
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It's 19-17 to the Indians
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Arjun and Shlok apply the brakes on their progress and march ahead to 18-15
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But the Philippines pair comes storming back as they raise their level.

It's 14-14
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Arjun and Shlok have separated themselves from their opponents through some pinpoint placement and great shotmaking.

12-7
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6-5 to the Indians
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It's 2-2 in Game 2
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Arjun and Shlok get rewarded for not giving up.

They take the first game 21-18
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But the lead keeps changing hands.

18-16 to the Indians now
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This is determined display from the Philippines duo. They snatch the lead from India and are up 15-14
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The Indians manage to inch ahead to 11-10 at the midgame interval.
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Hard to choose between the two teams currently

8-8
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The game is pretty competitive in the initial stages

4-4
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It's 2-1 to the Philippines pair
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We are now moving on to the second doubles match of this tie.

Shlok Ramchandran and MR Arjun are on the court and they take on Magnaye and Morada.
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India now have an unassailable lead of 3-0 in this tie
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And Sai completed the job in just 23 minutes!

It's a 21-6, 21-10 win for the Indian!!
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19-10

Sai is 2 points away from the win
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It's 14-8

Sai is in no mood to relent
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11-7 to the Indian at halftime
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Salvado has been doing his best to try not to let Sai run away with the game.

Sai up 10-7
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And 8-4 it is 
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6-3 to Sai

Footwork, placement and attack...everything is flawless from Sai 
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It's 2-1 to Sai in Game 2
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And the sizzling Sai gets it done in the first game

21-6 to the Indian
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18-6


12-point advantage for the Indian!
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16-5

Absolute cruise control for the Singapore Open winner!
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Salvador tries his best to stop Sai and pulls back a couple of points.

4-12
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Sai leaps to 11-2 going into the midgame interval.
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Eight consecutive points for the Indian!!!!

He is just ruthless and determined at the moment.

8-1
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Sai has since added four points to his kitty and has built a 4-1 lead
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First point to Salvado