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Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton India vs Malaysia, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth fighting for gold, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 09, 2018 17:11 IST

India def Malaysia 3-1 to win their first ever mixed team gold medal

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17:11 (IST)9 APR 2018

What a win for India!

17:11 (IST)9 APR 2018

INCREDIBLE SCENES HERE IN GOLD COAST!

17:01 (IST)9 APR 2018

THIS IS INDIA'S FIRST GOLD IN MIXED TEAM EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

17:00 (IST)9 APR 2018

THEY ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THE CROWD'S APPLAUSE NOW!

17:00 (IST)9 APR 2018

CRAZY SCENES IN THE STADIUM!

17:00 (IST)9 APR 2018

The Indian shuttlers are shouting, jumping and celebrating in a huddle!

16:59 (IST)9 APR 2018

INDIA HAVE WON THE GOLD AND THE WHOLE SQUAD HAS RUN ONTO THE COURT!

16:58 (IST)9 APR 2018

EXCELLENT DROPSHOT AFTER A LONG RALLY!


GOLD MEDAL POINTS FOR INDIA

20-9

16:57 (IST)9 APR 2018

19-9

POINTS ARE COMING FAST AND FURIOUS TO INDIA

16:56 (IST)9 APR 2018

It's one way traffic now!

Saina has accelerated to 16-9

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And Saina extends her lead in style!

Sharp crosscourt smash!


13-9

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11-9 TO SAINA NEHWAL HEADING INTO THE MID-GAME INTERVAL.

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SAINA OVERPOWERS CHEAH AT THE NET AND THE LEAD IS BACK WITH HER!

10-9

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Great hands at the net from Cheah 

She is up 9-8

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And Cheah goes wide!

8-8

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Cheah's lead has been cut down by a superb Saina!

Cheah up 8-7

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EXCEPTIONAL DEFENCE FROM CHEAH, TWISTING AND TURNING SAINA!

7-5

16:46 (IST)9 APR 2018

Cheah is giving it her all

With great deception, she makes it 5-5

16:44 (IST)9 APR 2018

Saina went up 4-2 but Cheah comes up with a wondrous drop BANG ON THE LINE!


16:43 (IST)9 APR 2018

And Cheah is battling it out well!

2-2

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It's 1-1 in Game 3

16:40 (IST)9 APR 2018

We have a decider in this match!

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AND CHEAH MAKES IT COUNT!!!!!

SHE TAKES THE SECOND GAME 21-19 WITH A DOWN-THE-LINE WINNER

16:38 (IST)9 APR 2018

Saina fails at the net and Cheah has a game point.

20-19

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BIG SMASH AND BIG SHOUT FROM SAINA!

19-19

16:37 (IST)9 APR 2018

Easy putaway from Cheah to go up to 19-18

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The shuttle lands on Cheah's side and it is 18-18

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18-17 to Sonia

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Glorious smash down the line from Sonia to Saina's backhand side

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SAINA SENDS THE SHUTTLE TO CHEAH'S BACKHAND AND SHE FAILS TO RETURN!

17-17

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And Cheah is moving very fast and very well now to put Saina under pressure.


17-15 to Cheah

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But Cheah is still all pumped up!

16-14

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Saina sent the shuttle to her backhand and Cheah fumbles.

Her great run ends!

Saina 14-15

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Wow! Saina makes an error at the net!

Fourth point in a row for Cheah to go up to 15-13

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And she gets her third point in a row!

Interesting!

16:30 (IST)9 APR 2018

Cheah comes back and gets two points instantly!

13-13

16:27 (IST)9 APR 2018

Cheah is being treated now for a cut and we have a medical time-out.

16:25 (IST)9 APR 2018

With a drop, the Indian makes it 13-11

16:23 (IST)9 APR 2018

Saina goes into the interval with a slender 11-10 lead.

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AND IT IS 10-10

16:21 (IST)9 APR 2018

Saina is fallen into an error trap here.

A couple of errors from her and we are level at 9-9

16:20 (IST)9 APR 2018

Suddenly Cheah has found some fighting spirit here and she now trails 7-8

16:19 (IST)9 APR 2018

Cheah is down on her knees at the net in front of Saina as if bowing down to the champion.

Saina gets the point

8-4

16:18 (IST)9 APR 2018

And Saina is on a run here!

7-3

Cheah has no answer!

16:17 (IST)9 APR 2018

And Saina regains control super soon!

5-3 is the lead for her

16:15 (IST)9 APR 2018

Saina is taking time to settle into Game 2.

Her smash lands wide and she trails 2-3

16:14 (IST)9 APR 2018

In Game 2, Saina has opened up a 2-1 lead

16:11 (IST)9 APR 2018

INDIA NOW ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE GOLD!

16:11 (IST)9 APR 2018

SAINA HAS GOT THE FIRST GAME 21-11 AS HAWKEYE CONFIRMS CHEAH'S SHOT LANDS OUT!

16:09 (IST)9 APR 2018

It's 20-11 to Saina

Saina is schooling her opponent!
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