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Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton Women's Doubles Round of 16, Ashwini Ponnappa, Sikki Reddy carry India's hopes, Live Updates

Ponnappa and Reddy def Wong and Ong 21-18, 21-13 in 35 minutes to enter the QFs
Updated: 12 April 2018 16:25 IST - Published: 12 April 2018 16:03 IST
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And that's a wrap!

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The Indians were given some stiff resistance by Team Singapore in that tight first game. They managed to overcome that tough challenge and simply rode on that to cruise through the second.
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Final score: Ponnappa and Reddy def Wong and Ong 21-18, 21-13 in 35 minutes to enter the QFs
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AND PONNAPPA AND REDDY HAVE CLINCHED THE WIN!!!

THEY ARE THROUGH TO THE QUARTER-FINALS!!!
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The Indians go up to multiple match points soon after

20-13
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The Singaporeans pull back 2 points

13-19
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BIG SMASH BY PONNAPPA!!!!!

19-11 to Team India!!!
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Steadily, the Indians are extending their lead

It's 17-11 to the Indians
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Ponnappa and Reddy look very, very determined and poised now

15-11 in their favour
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The Indians have now accelerated to 14-10
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Team Singapore sends the shuttle RIGHT ON THE LINE!

8-11
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Ponnappa and Reddy head into the interval with an 11-7 advantage.
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And 6-6

What an exciting contest this is turning out to be!
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Now Singapore in the lead

5-4
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But Team Singapore comes storming back to draw parity!

4-4
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And the Indians look to continue the momentum as they open up a 2-1 lead in Game 2
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Ponnappa and Reddy look very, very confident in this match. The Singaporeans fought back to even things at 16-16 but Team India held their nerves to snatch the first game 21-18
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Badminton Women's Doubles Round of 16 match between Sikki Reddy/Ashwini Ponnappa of India & Ren-Ne Ong/Jia Ying Crystal Wong of Singapore.
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As Day 8 progresses, India continues a good medal run which it has had so far.

Next up is Badminton Women's Doubles Round of 16 match between Sikki Reddy/Ashwini Ponnappa of India & Ren-Ne Ong/Jia Ying Crystal Wong of Singapore.

Medals won on Day 8: Day 8 has been good so far for India with Rahul Aware bringing home a Gold medal in Wrestling in the Men's Freestyle 57 kg category. Babita Kumari losing out to Diana Weicker in the Gold medal match in Wrestling Women's Freestyle 53 kg category and having to settle for a Silver medal. Kiran also winning a Bronze medal for India in Wrestling Women's Freestyle 76 kg.

Sushil Kumar is the latest to win a medal as he wins a gold in Wrestling Men's Freestyle 74 kg category.

In Shooting, Tejaswini Sawant won a Silver medal for India in the Women's 50m Rifle Prone Finals.

India will be hoping Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games 2018 is just as successful as the previous days.
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