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Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton Women's Doubles Bronze Medal Match, India's Sikki Reddy, Ashwini Ponnappa fighting for medal, Live Updates

Ponnappa/Reddy def Mapasa/Sommerville 21-19, 21-19 to win bronze
Updated: 14 April 2018 14:24 IST - Published: 14 April 2018 13:05 IST
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Final score: Ponnappa/Reddy def Mapasa/Sommerville 21-19, 21-19
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THIS IS INDIA'S FIRST BADMINTON MEDAL FROM THE CWG 2018

THIS IS PONNAPPA'S FIFTH MEDAL FROM THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES AND SIKKI'S SECOND!!!!

Ponnappa has won a medal in women's doubles in three consecutive Commonwealth Games. She adds this bronze to her gold (2010) and silver (2014). She won the last two with Jwala Gutta.

Ashwini now has the rare distinction of having all three coloured medals from the CWG - gold, silver and bronze.

As for Sikki, this is her first women's doubles medal from the CWG. This is Sikki's debut at the CWG.
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WHAT A TIGHT MATCH THAT WAS!!!!!!!!! AND WHAT A GUTSY WAY TO FINISH IT!

REDDY RETURNED SIDEWAYS AND IT DROPPED ON THE LINE!
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SIKKI'S RETURN LANDS ON THE LINE AND INDIA WIN THE BRONZE!!!!!!!
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20-19 to INDIA

IT'S A BRONZE MEDAL POINT!!!!!!!
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Error at the net from Aus

19-19
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Ponnappa's return goes wide

India 18-19
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Tense atmosphere!
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And quickly, we are all level here once again!

18-18
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India take a slender lead now

18-17
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It's 16-16
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Fabulous defence from Australia and they put the shuttle into the open court.
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India's challenge request was deemed late and that kinda took the focus away from the Indians

Aus level it up 15-15
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Another great movement by Sikki and she finishes with a smash!

15-13 to India
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Big smash by Sikki and it is 14-13 to India
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Australia converted defence into offence and drew level here

13-13
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Smash by Ashwini and it is 13-12 to India
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And it continues to be a tight battle out there at 12-12
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Mapasa seems to be suffering from her injury and India have drawn parity

11-11
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11-9 is Australia's lead going into the mid-game interval.
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India claw their way back again after the gap increased momentarily

India 9-10
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Nice work by Sikki and India are now behind by just one point.

8-9
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India still trail Australia by two points at 7-9
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It's 8-6 to Australia presently
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Big smash by Ponnappa and India have reduced the gap now.


India 5-7
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Reddy responds with a big smash down the middle after Australia get a point in between

India trail 4-6
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Big crosscourt smash from Ponnappa and she gets a couple of good points for India

India 3-5
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Australia open up a big 5-1 lead in Game 2

What a start!
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Team Australia was always in it in Game 1 but just got edged by a pair, who raised their level in the crunch moments.
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And it's 3-0 to Australia

Great start for the home team
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First point goes to Australia in Game 2
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A final flourish by Sikki Reddy!

She comes up with a smash from the front court!

Game 1 goes to Team India


21-19
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A rare net error from Ponnappa!

India 20-19
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DROP FROM SOMMERVILLE

INDIA 20-18
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IT LANDS ON THE LINE FROM TEAM INDIA

GAME POINTS AT 20-17
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Smash by Sommerville and they trail 17-19
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WHAT A DROP BY ASHWINI!!!!!!

19-16
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Sikki's smash lands wide!

India lead 18-16
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Good judgment from Ponnappa!

Aus sends the shuttle long

India up 18-14
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And India up 17-14
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Another error from Mapasa..she is clearly the weaker of the two Australians now

India up 16-14
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India go up 15-14
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Another one from Somerville....superb attack!

India are becoming slightly passive now and their lead has vanished

14-14
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It's 14-12 to India
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Sensational crosscourt smash from Team Aus after a superb rally

India 13-12
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Service fault from Mapasa and India up 13-10
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Mapasa of Australia has sustained a minor leg injury

She is stretching her leg and there is a brief pause now
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Great movement from the Indians but the shuttle falls back on the Indian side

It's 11-10 to India
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It's 11-9 to Team India going into the mid-game interval.
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Exceptional defence from Team India!!!!!!


10-8 To India
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