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

India def Maldives 5-0
Updated: 07 February 2018 18:31 IST - Published: 07 February 2018 16:35 IST
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What a performance by Team India!!

5-0 thumping for two days in a row!

Yesterday they beat Philippines by the exact same scoreline and today they outclassed Maldives.
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And the Indians wrap up the match in just 13 minutes!!

21-2, 21-5
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Match points for the Indians.

20-4
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11 points in a row for the Indian pair!

17-4
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15-4 to the Indian pair
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It's 11-4 to the Indians going into the midgame interval.
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The Maldives duo is giving a bit of a fight in the second game.

6-4 to Team India
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Arjun and Shlok wrap up the first game 21-2 in just SIX minutes!

They are pretty much teaching a lesson to their unheralded opponents.
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It's 18-2 to India


Just ruthless domination
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11-1 advantage to Shlok and Arjun going into the midgame interval.
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The Indians have built a 9-1 lead in 2 minutes!
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And the Indians are already cruising at 7-1
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It's 2-1 to Team India
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In the last match of the tie, MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran will be up against Nibal and Arsalaan Ali.
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It's 4-0 to Team India and they will now attempt to get their fifth win as well without dropping a game.
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It's been such a breezy outing for Team India here. Perhaps that is exactly what they needed. They really need to conserve their energy before the big clash with Indonesia on Thursday.
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And the Indians bag the 21-8, 21-8 win in just 20 minutes!!
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13 match points for the Indian duo


20-7
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17-5

Walk in the park for India's current best pair
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It's a 14-5 lead for the Indian duo.

They are simply unstoppable!
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It's 11-3 for Team India at the midgame interval.
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And the Indians grab EIGHT points on the trot to motor their way up to 10-2
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And the Indians make their mark

4-2
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The second game starts in the same fashion as the first one.

2-2 in the opening stages
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And Rankireddy and Shetty take the first game 21-8 in just 8 minutes.

The India No. 1 pair thoroughly stamped their class in this match.
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19-8

Another brutal thumping is on the cards by Team India, it seems
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Smooth sailing so far for the India No. 1 pair.

15-6
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Rankireddy and Shetty bring forth their aggression and leap to 11-5 at the midgame interval
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It's a 6-4 lead to India
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But the Indians amp up the intensity and break away from the tie to lead 4-2
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The game is evenly poised in the initial stages.

2-2
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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will be in action next against Shaheed and Shaheem of Maldives.
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Verma's win gave India an unassailable lead of 3-0 in this tie.

But the contest isn't over yet. There are two doubles matches up next.
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But Sameer finishes soon after!

Lopsided contest!

21-5, 21-1 win to Verma!

It took Sameer just 14 minutes to get the win.
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Ali FINALLY gets a point.

1-20
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20 match points for Verma!!!!!
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18-0
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16-0

This is leaving us speechless!
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13-0

Verma in destructive mood!
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Verma leads 11-0 at the break.

Not a single point has been won by the Maldives shuttler in Game 2!!!!
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10-0 to Verma!

Woah!
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7-0

Maldives is still not on the board in Game 2
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Sameer opens up a 3-0 lead in the second game
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And Verma grabs the first game in just SIX minutes!

21-5
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Relentless!

18-4 to the Indian after Ali pulls back one point
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No stopping Verma even after the break.

16-3 he leads
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Verma has built an 11-3 lead going into the midgame interval
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It's 6-2 to the Syed Modi International champion.
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Verma already leads 2-1