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BWF World Tour Finals 2018 Badminton Live: PV Sindhu vs Ratchanok Intanon Live score & Updates | 15th December 2018

Sindhu def Intanon 21-16, 25-23 in 54 minutes.
Updated: 15 December 2018 13:57 IST - Published: 15 December 2018 10:48 IST
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What an absorbing second game it was!!!!!

Intanon put everything at Sindhu, brought forth her relentless aggression and body smashes. Sindhu got rattled to a certain extent but always managed to regroup.
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PV Sindhu enters the final for the second consecutive year!

She meets a Japanese this time too, but this year it is Nozomi Okuhara.  
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Final score: Sindhu def Intanon 21-16, 25-23 in 54 minutes.
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And Sindhu gets the win!

Epic rally ends with Sindhu rushing to the net and putting away the shuttle in the open court.
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Match point for Sindhu again.
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Intanon put the shuttle wide!

23-23
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Sindhu tried to return a down-the-line shot, but couldn't.

Intanon 23-22
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Body smash from Intanon!

22-22
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Match point for Sindhu!

22-21
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It's 21-21
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Sindhu sends the shuttle wide!

Intanon 21-20
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Huge round-the-head smash from Sindhu!

20-20
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Ratchanok finds the long forehand corner!

Game point!

20-19
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Relentless Ratchanok gets a vital point 


It's 19-19
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Ratchanok sends the shuttle long!


Sindhu 19-18
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Once again, Ratchanok finds her fighting spirit and attack!

It's 18-18
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But Intanon is now doing all that good work with an array of unforced errors.

Sindhu goes up to 18-16
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Intanon missed a down-the-line smash.

It's 16-16
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This is a display of the highest order from the Thai!

So fast, so aggressive!

She is into the lead at 16-15
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And she does!

It's 15-15
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Body smash from the Thai's racquet.

It's 15-14 for Sindhu


Will the Thai be able to draw level?
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Ratchanok's determination to stay rooted to the forecourt and put pressure to Sindhu is yielding her points.

Sindhu 14-13
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Comes up with superb down-the-line smashes 

Sindhu now at 14-11
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Sindhu looks to have settled into this after the break.

Up 12-11
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And Ratchanok goes into the lead with a slender 11-10 lead. She is playing so aggressively now!
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And Intanon's persistence pays off!

10-10
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Ratchanok throwing everything at Sindhu now!

What a rally! She ended the 29-shot rally with a huge body smash winner!

Ratchanok trailing 9-10
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Intanon wanted to take time away from Sindhu but the Indian was alert.

Sindhu 9-7
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What an aggressive display by Intanon! She is moving to every corner!

It's 7-7
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Intanon made it a one-point gap at 5-6 but Sindhu adds another attacking point to go up further to 7-5
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Ratchanok giving Sindhu a taste of her own medicine.

Huge smash and she is now trailing 4-6
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Intanon slowing starting to find her way back.

Trails 3-5
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Sindhu opens up a good lead in the second game.

4-0
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First game goes to Sindhu at 21-16
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19-16 for Sindhu now. She has been able to hold on to her three-point lead.
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What a return of serve from Sindhu!

It's 18-15 for Sindhu!  
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Another one goes close to the baseline!

Intanon missing these by just a whisker!

Sindhu 16-14
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Intanon charged to the net and sped up the rally. Sindhu stayed with her and her power forced Intanon to make an unforced error.


Sindhu now ahead 15-14
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After that brilliant show, Intanon made some error in judgement.

It's 14-12 to Sindhu
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It's quickly 12-12
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Sindhu found the corner!

Bang on the line. Intanon lost the challenge!

Sindhu 12-11
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What an acute angle from Ratchanok at the net!

Sindhu had no answer!

It's 11-11
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Sindhu up to 11-9 at the time of the midgame interval.
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Ratchanok used her angles really well to grab a couple of points and make it a one-point gap at 9-10
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Sindhu went up to 9-7 but Intanon went for a shot that saw the shuttle landing near the backline.


Intanon didn't challenge and the point went to Sindhu.

10-7 for Sindhu
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Sindhu made a couple of unforced errors, bringing the Thai back into this.

7-7
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Ratchanok going for body smashes to take away Sindhu's control.

Sindhu now up 6-5
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Intanon isn't going anywhere so soon!

It's 4-4