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Badminton Asia Championships 2018, Men's Singles, 1st Round: B. Sai Praneeth vs Suppanyu Avihingsanon, Live Match Updates

SAI PRANEETH WINS 21-13, 11-21, 21-19 to enter R2
Updated: 25 April 2018 17:58 IST - Published: 25 April 2018 14:12 IST
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Wow! That turned out to be a lot more tight than expected! Credit to Sai for holding his nerves till the end and pull off the win.
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AND SAI HAS CONVERTED!!!!!! 

SAI PRANEETH WINS THE MATCH 21-13, 11-21, 21-19 IN 1 HOUR 2 MINUTES!!!!
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MATCH POINT FOR SAI AT 20-19
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TWO MORE POINTS FOR SAI HERE!


19-17
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AND HE INDEED DOES LEVEL, FINALLY!

17-17
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Sai still hasn't been able to level matters here, although he has been very close

16-17
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The lead is barely there as Sai is showing a lot of resilience!

Sai 15-16
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It's 15-14 to Avihingsanon
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Sai is slowing chipping away at the Thai's big lead

Sai has stormed back to 13-14
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It's 13-11 to the Thai
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It's 12-10 presently to the Thai shuttler!

Can Sai show some remarkable comeback?
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It's 11-8 to the Thai at the time of the mid-game break!
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And Sai has managed to grab a couple more points to trail by just one point now!

8-9
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It's 9-6 to the Thai currently!
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Avihingsanon is looking very comfortable at the moment, having extended his lead to 8-3
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The Thai gets FOUR POINTS IN A ROW and goes up to 6-2
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Sai has come back and it is 2-2
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The Thai is now 2-0 up in the decider.
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Avihingsanon has pocketed the second game 21-11 and we are into a decider now!

Wow! Some turnaround that was!
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Sai lags behind by eight points at 11-19
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Seven-point gap between the two now, with Sai trailing 10-17

Can he fight back?
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Sai now trails 9-15
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It's 14-8

The Thai is completely in control at the moment
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The Thai extends his lead to 12-8
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It's 11-8 in favour of the Thai heading to the mid-game break.
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The Thai is now dictating the terms here as he goes up to 10-7
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Suddenly, a turn of events here as the Thai goes up to 8-7
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Sai holds on to a slender lead after a brief fightback by the Thai

6-5 to Sai now
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And he extends it to 6-3
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Sai is maintaining his two-point lead in Game 2

5-3
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And Sai makes it 3-1
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It's 2-1 to the Indian in Game 2
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And Sai has taken the first game 21-13
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And Sai stops his march finally!

Taking 3 points on the trot, he has now reached game points at 20-13
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And the Thai gets yet another point.

He has made it 13-17

That is highly impressive! He was trailing by 10 points at one stage!
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Some fight that is from the Thai!

He now trails by just FIVE POINTS!!

12-17
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The Thai is fighting back but Sai is still ahead by a big margin!

Sai 17-9
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IT'S A TEN-POINT LEAD FOR THE INDIAN NOW!!!

16-6
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It's 13-5 to the Indian presently
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Sai leaps to 11-5 going into the mid-game break
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The Thai reduces the deficit but Sai still has a comfortable lead of 9-4
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EIGHT POINTS IN A ROW FOR THE INDIAN!!!!


8-2
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It's 7-2 for the Indian now!
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Sai inches ahead to 5-2 now
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And Sai takes THREE POINTS ON THE TROT TO GO UP TO 4-2
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Sai gets on the board at 1-2
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And we are off!

Sai trails 0-2
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The match is about to begin!
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Good afternoon! The players are on court