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

India def Hong Kong 3-2
Updated: 06 February 2018 11:33 IST - Published: 06 February 2018 01:16 IST
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And that brings us to the end of our live coverage of this tie.

We'll be back at 4.30pm IST today with the live updates from the Indian men vs Philippines men tie.

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda.

Goodbye!
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Even in the absence of the great Saina Nehwal, the girls did a commendable job!
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It was not smooth sailing by any means for Team India but they managed to eke out the win in the end and that is what matters.
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That would boost Ruthvika's confidence by several notches and it would also lift the morale of the entire team! What a win!

Gadde just refocussed after losing her way mid-way through the first game. And that is so good to see.
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And with that performance, she has given India the tie win over Hong Kong!!!!

Indian women def Hong Kong women 3-2
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Final score: Gadde def Yee 16-21, 21-16, 21-13
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And Ruthvika WINS!!!!!!


21-13
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SEVEN MATCH POINTS for Ruthvika!

20-13
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18-12 to the Indian

3 more points needed
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5 consecutive points for the Hong Kong player


11-17
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Yet more points for Yee

Ruthvika up 17-10
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Two points for Yee


Ruthvika still has a healthy lead of 17-8
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17-6

Four more points needed!
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It's 14-5 to Ruthvika

Surely, she wouldn't like to relax until reaching the finish line
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It's 11-4 to the Indian going into the midgame interval.
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9-4

Gadde is making her racquet do the talking here
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Ruthvika quickly builds an 8-4 lead
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It's a test of nerves for both the players
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Ruthvika takes the first step to break away from the lead.

6-4
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It's 4-4

Pretty sure none of them will bow out without giving a tough fight and the signs are clear
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Yee has a mini lead of 3-2
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It's 2-1 to Yee in the decider
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Can Ruthvika show the kind of laser focus she had in the last few points of the second game?
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It's one game to decide the tie now!!
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Superb display of grit and determination from Ruthvika under pressure!

She bags FIVE points on the trot to take the second game 21-16
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It is 16-16
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And Gadde concedes the lead here

14-15
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 Yee gets a point and closes in on Gadde.

Gadde up 14-13

This is getting pretty tight again
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And the Indian has extended her lead to 14-11

Can she hold on to it?
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Gadde goes into the interval with an 11-9 lead
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10-8 to Gadde
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It's been evened quickly

8-8
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And Ruthvika amps up the intensity of her game here!

About time!

8-7
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7-4 to Yee

Time is running out for Gadde if she wants to force a decider
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Yee starts the second game exactly how she finished the first.

3-1
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Yee wraps up the opening game on the very next point.

21-16 to Hong Kong
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Ruthvika saves a game point and now trails 16-20
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17-13

Ruthvika currently has no answer to her opponent
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And she adds a couple more points for a 15-12 lead

Tension for Ruthvika!
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The Hong Kong player still has a slender lead of one point.

13-12
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The Hong Kong player still has a slender lead of one point.

13-12
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It's a huge turnaround!

The World No. 991 bagged three points on the trot to inch ahead to 11-10
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The lower ranked player fought back but Ruthvika has managed to stop her from levelling this.

Gadde leads 10-8
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And the Indian extends the lead to 6-3
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Ruthvika wrests away the momentum

3-2
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And it begins!


It's a 2-1 lead for the Hong Kong shuttler
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It will all come down to the fifth match of the tie.

Tata Open champion Ruthvika Shivani Gadde takes on the World No. 991 Yeung Sum Yee

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And with that, India get their second win of this tie and tie is now evenly poised at 2-2
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India grab the 21-15, 15-21, 21-14 win in 48 minutes!!!!!
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And THEY HAVE DONE IT!!!!

21-14