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Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton Women's Singles Final, India's PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal fighting for Gold, Live Updates

Saina Nehwal def PV Sindhu 21-18, 23-21 to get the gold
Updated: 15 April 2018 06:54 IST - Published: 14 April 2018 21:33 IST
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Saina stormed out of the blocks, playing a fast paced game and didn't give Sindhu a chance to build her rhythm. She kept moving well, stretching Sindhu to awkward positions and never put the shuttle at one place on the court. The variation kept Sindhu guessing and took the game away from her.
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Final score: Saina Nehwal def PV Sindhu 21-18, 23-21 to get the gold
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That outburst from Saina showed how much this meant to her!
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This is her second gold medal from the CWG. She adds it to the one she won in 2010.
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Saina Nehwal gets the gold medal!!!!!!
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Sindhu kept returning but Saina was relentless!


2nd gold medal point for Saina!
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Sindhu saves it!

And screams as well!

21-21
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Can Saina get her second gold medal at the CWG now?
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Sindhu's backhand goes wide!

Gold medal point for Saina!!!
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And the shuttle goes long from Sindhu!


20-20
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What a smash from Sindhu!

She has a game point at 20-19
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And it is 19-19


Wow!
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This is getting very, very tight now
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What a brilliant and brutal rally!


Both are crouching and breathing hard now!

39 shots in that rally!

Point to Saina!

Saina 18-19
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Hawk eye confirms the shuttle went out from Sindhu

Saina gets the point and she trails 17-19
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And Sindhu brings forth her big attacking game to make it a 19-16 lead for herself
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It's a two-point advantage for Sindhu presently.

18-16
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A long rally and it ends on a Saina error!

Sindhu 17-14
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Deft touch at the net from Saina


She now trails by one point!

14-15
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And that fires up Saina!

Another aggressive point from her!

13-15
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Saina came up with a body shot at Sindhu to get back one point.

Sindhu 15-12
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Sindhu has a four-point advantage now.

15-11
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Once more Saina is stretching Sindhu on her backhand side.

Sindhu 14-11
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Saina is once more pouncing on Sindhu's backhands!!

And she gets 2 points!

13-10 is the lead to Sindhu
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Now Sindhu has built a five-point advantage.

13-8
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Now both are screaming after every point. It's 11-8 to SIndhu going into the midgame interval.
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It's 10-8 to SIndhu currently
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Crosscourt smash from Saina and she now trails 7-9
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What a rally! And this time Sindhu outsmarted Saina at the net.

Sindhu up 9-6
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It's 7-5 to SIndhu now.

How long can she hold on to her lead?
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And Sindhu has built a two-point advantage.

It's 6-4 to SIndhu now
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Saina grabbed a 4-3 advantage but Sindhu kept attacking from the forecourt and made it 4-4
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Saina levels it up!

3-3
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And Sindhu brings her aggression to have a 3-2 lead
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It's a good start from Sindhu in Game 2 and she opens up a 2-0 lead.
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And Saina finally closes out the first game!

21-18
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Woah! Brilliant placement deep in the court from Sindhu!

18-20
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Sindhu has come back to 17-20
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And Sindhu saves another but still is 16-20 down
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A down the line winner from Sindhu to Saina's backhand!


She trails 15-20
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And it's 19-14 to the India No. 2
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It's 18-14 in favour of Saina
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Wow! Saina is exploring Sindhu's backhands so well, just like she did at the National Championships.
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And  again, it's a backhand drop from Saina.

She now trails 13-17
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With a beautiful drop, Sindhu gets back a point.

She is now 11-16
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Saina has been spot on with the speed, placement and variation of shots.

And with that, Saina is now up to 16-10
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Saina attempted a crosscourt drop but missed the line by a whisker.

Saina 14-10
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And it is 14-9 to Nehwal
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And Saina stops her comeback and races ahead to 13-9
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Saina has managed to blunt the Sindhu attack. 

But Sindhu is now trying her best to string together a few points.

Sindhu trails 9-12