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China Open Badminton Quarter-finals: Ajay Jayaram vs Chen Long and PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao Live Updates

Updated: 18 November 2016 16:53 IST - Published: 18 November 2016 15:14 IST
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PV Sindhu is through to the semi-finals!!!

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And Sindhu ends it in style winning, 22-20, 21-10

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The Indian now has 10 match points at 20-10

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Bingjiao is clearly struggling. Sindhu has raced to a whopping 19-10 lead.

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That doesn't take anything away from Sindhu who has been very spot-on and is looking every bit the player who won an Olympic medal. She is now up, 17-10.

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There were rumours of Bingjiao having a knee issue before this match. To add to that, she has been playing at a high-level for a long time now and was on a 12-match winning streak coming into this contest. Fatigue might have played a role today.

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So far it has been very good for Sindhu. There has not been any let-down from the 21-year-old. Sindhu leads 14-6

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At the interval, Sindhu is ahead, 11-4

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Sindhu looks very comfortable now having raced ahead to 10-4. However, she knows she cannot afford to relax. Yesterday she let an 11-2 lead slip away in her second round match. Sindhu must be careful not to repeat that.

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Game 2
The Chinese took a 2-1 lead but it has since gone Sindhu's way. The Indian is up 5-2.

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And the Indian takes a one-game lead, 22-20

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Now the game point swings back to the Indian as Sindhu goes up, 21-20

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But the Rio medallist too won't be kept in check for long. Sindhu saves a game point to level 20-20

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There is a reason why Bingjiao has won three of her last five tournaments and is the most in-form women's singles shuttler now. The determined youngster surges ahead to 19-18

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Right at this time, it is Sindhu who grabs two quick points to inch ahead 16-14 and then extends it to 17-14 as well.

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Both are engaged in a gritty fight now and it is tough to separate the two, being locked at 14-14

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Some great footwork displayed by Bingjiao to first level at 11-11 and then keep the momentum going for 12-11.

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At the interval, Sindhu manages to maintain her two-point lead of 11-9

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It continued to be a competitive game with both being even at 7-7 but Sindhu pulled the trigger to break free for a 9-7 lead

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And they are level now at 6-6

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Bingjiao was trailing 1-5 but the French Open champion has fought back impressively to make it 4-6

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The Rio silver medallist takes a slender lead of 2-1 which she extends to 4-1

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Sindhu is up next as she faces her nemesis - the World No. 10 He Bingjiao. They have met five times this year and the in-form Chinese has won three of them. This will indeed be one exciting battle to watch.

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Ajay saves one match point for 14-20. Chen Long slams shut the match soon after for a 21-15, 21-14 win. The Olympic champion makes it through to the semi-finals.

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Chen Long races ahead to 18-12 after which Ajay takes a point. But Long once more steers the match his way by extending the lead to 20-13