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Badminton Asia Championships 2018, Women's Singles, 1st Round: PV Sindhu vs Pai Yu-po, Live Match Updates

Sindhu def Pai 21-14, 21-19 to enter R2
Updated: 25 April 2018 15:32 IST - Published: 25 April 2018 12:59 IST
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Wow! That second game was absolutely roller-coaster. Credit to Pai for keeping up the fight till the end, but Sindhu just managed to raise her level towards the very end, just like how a World No. 3 player should!
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AND SHE DOES INDEED TAKE IT!!!!!

SINDHU WINS 21-14, 21-19 IN 44 MINUTES!!!
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SINDHU HAS A MATCH POINT NOW!!!!


20-19

CAN SHE TAKE IT?
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IT'S 19-19
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Pai went up to 19-17 but Sindhu gets a point here

Pai 19-18 now
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Pai now ends Sindhu's run and gets a couple of points of her own!

She is up 18-17
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Eighth point in a row for Sindhu!!!!


17-16
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SINDHU IS BACK IN THIS!!!!!

16-16
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And she now is behind by just one point!

15-16
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Sindhu has come back to 14-16
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It's 16-13 now

Sindhu is slowly chipping away at Pai's lead
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It's a four-point difference between the two now!

Pai up 16-12
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Sindhu finally snaps the six-point winning streak of Pai and trails 10-15
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It's all Pai now!

She gets THREE MORE POINTS TO BUILD A BIG 15-9 LEAD!
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Some courageous display from Pai under pressure!

12-9 she leads!
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It's 11-9 to Pai going into the break.
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Pai continues to make Sindhu work very, very hard!

Pai has a slender 10-9 lead now
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The determined Pai once more doesn't let Sindhu build a big lead!

She storms back to 8-8
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But Sindhu rebounds!

With three quick points, she inches ahead to 8-6
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The game continues to be hard-fought and very tight.

Pai takes a tiny lead of one point at 6-5
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And it is all even at 4-4
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As expected, the Indian takes big strides and gets THREE POINTS ON THE TROT TO TAKE A 4-3 LEAD!!
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Pai is dictating the terms in the early stages of Game 2.....now the question is how long will she be able to continue?
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In the second game, Pai has opened up a 3-1 lead
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