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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