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Asian Games 2018, Men's Volleyall, Day 8: India vs Japan, Live Score, Latest Updates & Results

Japan leads 25-23, 25-22, 23-25
Updated: 26 August 2018 13:10 IST - Published: 26 August 2018 10:29 IST
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That's all from the match between India and Japan! 

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Japan beats India 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20! 

A commanding performance from the Japanese to win the first two sets before the Indians regained the hidden spark to strike a comeback and win the third set. However, the Japanese held on in the fourth set to seal the match in their favour. 
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There you have it! 
Japan clinches the set 25 -20 and with that, the match as well! 

A spike from Takamatsu does the trick as Rohit Kumar looks to keep it in play but is goes away from him. 
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India slowly making a comeback here! Two points in a row for the Men in Blue as the Japanese still stand on point! 

India 20 - 24 Japan. 
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Set and match point to Japan! 

Dekita's spike is too good for Pattani's dig on the right side. 
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India still in the game as Akhin sends in a spike that beats Takano's dig

India 18 - 23 Japan. 
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However, Japan strike a big comeback to collect two points in a row. 

India 17 - 23 Japan. 
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Deepak Sinha's serve is not met by Takano and India get another point. 

India 17 - 21 Japan. 
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Prabagaran roars as he picks a point through a magnificent spike! 

India 16 - 21 Japan. 
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Two more points now for Japan. They Japanese now have a six-point lead. 

India 15 - 21 Japan. 
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Takano's spike is too good for Rohit, who dives down to keep the ball in play but in vain. 

India 15 - 19 Japan. 
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Rohit Kumar's serve is received but Dekita's spike goes out of bounds. 

India 15 -18 Japan. 
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Jerome this time pulls one back with a quick spike at the center. 

India 14 - 18 Japan. 
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The lead has now swelled to five points and the Indians seem to have lost steam. 
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Jerome Charles' serve is wide and off target. 

India 13 - 18 Japan. 
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Deepesh Kumar Sinha pulls off a fantastic block to deny Denda a spike! 

India 13 - 17 Japan. 
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However, he misses out on his serve as it flies over the boundary. 

India 11 - 17 Japan. 
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Akhin Gopala spikes over Takano's attempted dig to hand India a point. 

India 11 - 16 Japan. 
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Chijiki sends in a fiery serve as Prabagaran fails to receive. 

India 10 - 16 Japan. 
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Prabagaran's serve missed its mark, Japan get the point. 

India 10 - 14 Japan. 
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India strikes back with two points but the Japanese do well to retain the lead. 

India 9 - 13 Japan. 
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Two points in a row now for Japan as they race away to a three-point lead. 

India 7 - 10 Japan. 
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Japan now have the lead in the match, albeit one point. 

India 7 - 8 Japan. 
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Deepak Kumar continues to have a good game as he smashes the ball to the side of the court. 

India 6 - 6 Japan. 
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Takamatsu and Jerome both fail on their serves. 

India 5 - 6 Japan. 
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Prabagaran's dig is in vain as Chijiki's spike is too strong. 

India 4 - 5 Japan. 
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Two points in a row from Akhin Gopala! India level scores. 

India 4 - 4 Japan. 
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Two points in a row now for Japan as they enjoy a two-point lead. 

India 2 - 4 Japan. 
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Akhin Gopala finds the empty space to place the smash! 

India 2 - 2 Japan. 
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Jerome Charles strikes one back with a powerful spike! 

India 1 - 1 Japan. 
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A powerful ace to start the fourth set for Japan! 

India 0 - 1 Japan.
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An exciting fourth set coming your way! Stay tuned!
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India take the third set 25 - 23! Listen to the crowd roar! 

A fabulous performance from India to come from two sets down to take the third set. However, the match is not done yet and India face the uphill task of having to win the next set as well, to stay in the game.  
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Japan manage to hold on! Smash from Chijiki is too strong for the defenders to keep out. 

India 24 - 23 Japan. 
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Set point for India now! 

Gurinder Singh to serve for the set. 
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Fukatsu's tip falls in the center of the court and in the open space. 

India 23 - 22 Japan. 
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Akhin Gopala smashes to strengthen India's lead! 

India 23 - 21 Japan. 
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The Japanese certainly not falling back. A smash to collect another point! 

India 22 - 21 Japan. 
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What a point for India! The defenders did all they could do dive and keep the ball in play and in the end, a double block claims the point! 

India 22 - 20 Japan. 
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The Japanese have leveled scores! Chijiki's smash takes the fingertips of the defender. 

India 20 - 20 Japan. 
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Prabagaran's smash takes a deflection off the defender as India now enter the 20s! 

India 20 - 18 Japan. 
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Three points is India's lead now as the Men in Blue look to have regained some lost spark! 
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Service error from the Japanese as India now look to consolidate their lead. 

India 17 - 15. 
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The Japanese strike one back with a thunderous smash between the defenders. 

India 16 - 15 Japan. 
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Time-out in place as the Indian camp sports a couple of smiles. The Men in Blue are in a dominating position and will need to maintain the momentum to clinch this set and stay alive in this game. 
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This time, Jerome is up to the task to get the lead back to the Indians! 

India 16 - 14 Japan. 
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Prabagaran continues to have a field day as he smashes one clear of the defenders. 

India 14 - 14 Japan. 
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Japan on this occasion get the better of India's double block. 

India 13 - 14 Japan.