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Badminton Asia Championships 2018, Women's Singles, Semifinal: Saina Nehwal vs Tai Tzu Ying, Live Match Updates

Tai def Nehwal 27-25, 21-19 to enter the final.
Updated: 28 April 2018 15:25 IST - Published: 28 April 2018 13:04 IST
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India's campaign at the Badminton Asia Championships thus ends with two medals. Both Nehwal and HS Prannoy finish with bronze medals.
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She was so close in both games, had four game points in the first game! This will be a massive encouragement for Nehwal as she embarks on other battles in the rest of the season.
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Tai's title defense continues, but WHAT A FIGHT THAT WAS FROM SAINA!!!!!!!
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Saina sends the shuttle wide!

Tai def Nehwal 27-25, 21-19 to enter the final.
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It did land in!

Match point to Tai
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Tai's shot apparently landed in and Saina challenged
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Saina's shot goes out!

19-19
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Tai's shot just caught the edge, Hawkeye confirms.

Tai trails 18-19

Tense times!
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A resilient Saina is looking very, very pumped up!!

Saina has built a two-point lead at 19-17
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It's 17-17


Saina is pretty determined to take this to the decider
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Tai's errors havent been allowing her to have a firm grip on this game.

Saina is making the most of those opportunities.

15-15
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Saina grabs two quick points here and moves closer to 13-14
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Tai is looking to establish her control of this match now.

13-9 to Tai
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Tai grabs an 11-9 lead at the midgame break.
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Saina inches closer to levelling this.

Just one point behind at 9-10
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Beautiful drop from Tai and then Saina sends the shuttle wide.

It's 10-8 to Tai
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It's 7-7 presently
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Now it's Tai's turn to make errors.

6-6
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Saina had beautiful control so far but finally the stoic Saina breaks down and makes a loose error.

Tai 6-4
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Saina is making Tai work really hard.

4-4
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Still nothing to separate the two.

3-3
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It's 2-2 in the initial stages of Game 2
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Can Saina sustain that level in Game 2?
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Saina gave absolutely EVERYTHING in those last few points!!!!!!
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