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China Open 2018: PV Sindhu vs Busanan Ongbamrungphan Second Round, Live Score and Match Updates

Sindhu def Busanan 21-23, 21-13, 21-18 to enter the quarter-finals.
Updated: 20 September 2018 13:13 IST - Published: 20 September 2018 10:45 IST
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Do join us later in the day as we bring you live updates from Kidambi Srikanth's second round match.

It is scheduled to be not before 3.20pm IST.
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What a tough, tough battle that was!

Sindhu looked slow and error-prone for parts of the match, which helped Busanan win the first game.


But she was mostly in control of the proceedings in the second and third games, showing her usual firepower and anticipation skills.

Let us hope this tight win will stand Sindhu in good stead as the tournament progresses further.
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It took Sindhu 1 hour 8 minutes to pull off the 21-23, 21-13, 21-18 win and enter the quarter-finals.
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It was a big smash in the end from Sindhu!
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And Sindhu finally wins this!!!!!
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Sindhu has two match points now.20-18
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But the Thai hasn't yet given up!

She now trails by one point.

18-19
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Now it is Busanan's turn to commit a few mistakes.

Sindhu up 19-17
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It is 17-17 
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Six consecutive points for Busanan!

She inches ahead to 17-16
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Flurry of errors from Sindhu has allowed Busanan to come back.

16-16
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Busanan now trails by 1 point.

15-16
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This is getting closer and closer and suddenly we have a match in our hands!
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Busanan sends the shuttle long.


Sindhu now up 16-14
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Busanan gets a couple of points back through some good angles.
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Sindhu still able to maintain a five-point gap.


It is 16-11 to Sindhu
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Sindhu now leads 15-10
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Sindhu is reading Busanan's game very well and is ready for every shot.
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Sindhu is now running away with this game.

Up 14-9
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Great rally and again Sindhu was alert and quick.

It is 11-9 to Sindhu at the midgame interval.
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Busanan going for drops to make Sindhu bend but the Indian cuts off the rally with some great anticipation.

Sindhu 10-8
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And it is 7-7 
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Busanan again levelled it at 6-6 but a service error gave back the lead to the Indian
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A couple of errors from Busanan and Sindhu goes up to 6-4
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This is very competitive.

Sindhu went up 4-3 but lost the lead.

4-4
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More aggression from the Indian now.

2-2
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Busanan makes a fine start to the decider.

2-0 up
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And Sindhu makes no mistake this time.

She takes the second game 21-13
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It is 19-13 for Sindhu now
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Busanan seems to have gone off the boil...she doesn't look the same player who troubled Sindhu so much in the first game.
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Sindhu has now added three more points and has gone up to 17-11
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Sindhu has now gone up to 14-8.

Still very much in control of this game 
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It is 12-7 to the Indian now. The pace of the match has slowed down a lot.
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Sindhu is up 11-6 at the midgame interval.
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Sindhu goes up to 10-5 but the Thai pulls one more back and now trails 6-10
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Busanan is steadily trying to make a comeback here as she gets three more points and trails 5-9
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Busanan finds the line with a big smash!

She trails 2-8
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It is 6-1 to the Indian
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Sindhu definitely has a lot more determination and energy now.
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It is 4-1 to Sindhu
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Sindhu will definitely want to open up a big lead and set up a decider.

That is exactly what she has in mind as she races ahead to 3-1 in Game 2. 
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Sindhu has never lost to Busanan in eight meetings. 
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And the Thai gets it done with a beautiful drop!

It is 23-21 to Busanan
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What an angle by the Thai!

She has her first game point 
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Busanan denies Sindhu the game.

21-21
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Backhand volley from Sindhu!


21-20
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The shuttle lands wide.

It is 20-20
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Nice little touch at the net from Sindhu!

Game point for her!
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Big, big smash from the Thai!

It is 19-19