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

India def Malaysia 3-1 to win their first ever mixed team gold medal
Updated: 09 April 2018 17:11 IST - Published: 09 April 2018 11:31 IST
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What a win for India!
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INCREDIBLE SCENES HERE IN GOLD COAST!
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THIS IS INDIA'S FIRST GOLD IN MIXED TEAM EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES
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THEY ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THE CROWD'S APPLAUSE NOW!
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CRAZY SCENES IN THE STADIUM!
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The Indian shuttlers are shouting, jumping and celebrating in a huddle!
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INDIA HAVE WON THE GOLD AND THE WHOLE SQUAD HAS RUN ONTO THE COURT!
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EXCELLENT DROPSHOT AFTER A LONG RALLY!


GOLD MEDAL POINTS FOR INDIA

20-9
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19-9

POINTS ARE COMING FAST AND FURIOUS TO INDIA
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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
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Cheah is giving it her all

With great deception, she makes it 5-5
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Saina went up 4-2 but Cheah comes up with a wondrous drop BANG ON THE LINE!


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And Cheah is battling it out well!

2-2
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It's 1-1 in Game 3
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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
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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
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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!
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Cheah comes back and gets two points instantly!

13-13
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Cheah is being treated now for a cut and we have a medical time-out.
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With a drop, the Indian makes it 13-11
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Saina goes into the interval with a slender 11-10 lead.
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AND IT IS 10-10
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Saina is fallen into an error trap here.

A couple of errors from her and we are level at 9-9
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Suddenly Cheah has found some fighting spirit here and she now trails 7-8
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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
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And Saina is on a run here!

7-3

Cheah has no answer!
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And Saina regains control super soon!

5-3 is the lead for her
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Saina is taking time to settle into Game 2.

Her smash lands wide and she trails 2-3
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In Game 2, Saina has opened up a 2-1 lead
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INDIA NOW ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE GOLD!
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SAINA HAS GOT THE FIRST GAME 21-11 AS HAWKEYE CONFIRMS CHEAH'S SHOT LANDS OUT!
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It's 20-11 to Saina

Saina is schooling her opponent!