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Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton Women's Singles Semifinal, India's P.V. Sindhu fighting for medal, Live Updates

The match will begin shortly!
Updated: 14 April 2018 10:29 IST - Published: 14 April 2018 08:01 IST
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So this means that the finals of the women's singles category will now be a tussle between two of India's finest, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu! What a mouth watering clash that is set to be! 

It's been a pleasure bringing you live updates of the second semi-final! Until next time, this is Prasen Moudgal signing off! Ciao!
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A dominating win for Sindhu who made optimum use of Michelle's unfortunate injury in the second game to close out the match in fine fashion! 

Spare a thought though for Michelle, who fought on despite the injury! A wonderful match in the end!
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Game, set and match! PV Sindhu storms into the finals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a 21-18, 21-8 win over Canada's Michelle Li! 
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Game and match point for Sindhu! 
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Michelle has literally given up here. Sindhu now two points away from walking into the finals. 

Sindhu 19 - 8 Michelle. 
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Good drop shot from Michelle as she continues to battle! Sindhu leads 17 - 8. 
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Michelle clearly struggling here. Will she throw in the towel? Well, the match continues. 
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Sindhu making optimum use of Michelle's weary condition. Sindhu leads 15 - 7. 
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Michelle looks completely out of place here as Sindhu sends in a seething smash to lead 15-6!
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Scratch that! An 8-point lead for Sindhu now, score reads 14-6!
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Michelle finds the net! Sindhu now enjoys a 7-point lead. 
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Oh! Michelle slips as Sindhu collects another point! 

Sindhu 12 - 6 Michelle. 
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Now an error from Sindhu! Misjudgement of pace on that occasion. 

Sindhu 11 - 6 Michelle. 
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Starts off well! Michelle collects the point, lead is 11 - 5. 
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Back live! An uphill task for Michelle in the second game if she is to stop Sindhu from storming into the finals. 
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A powerful smash to collect another point ahead of the interval! 

Sindhu leads 11 - 4 Michelle. 
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Sindhu not allowing any breathing space for the commentator here!

Yet another point as she leads 10-4. 
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Wow! A good drop shot from Sindhu as the lead now swells up to five points. 

Sindhu 9 - 3 Michelle.
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Two points in a row for Sindhu! Screams in delight as she collects another point! 

Sindhu 7 - 3 Michelle. 
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Smashing at it's very best from Michelle! Grabs a point on that occasion! 

Sindhu 5 - 3 Michelle 
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A point apiece on this occasion! 

Sindhu 5 - 2 Michelle. 
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Sindhu getting into some excellent positions today! Smashes it to Michelle's right and she had no answer. 

Sindhu 4-1. 
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Powerful from Sindhu! A smash over Michelle's head as she takes a two-point lead now. 

Sindhu 3 - 1 Michelle. 
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Another point for Sindhu! 

Sindhu 2 - 1 Michelle. 
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And now Li hits it out! Scores leveled on 1-1.
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First point for Michelle!
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PV Sindhu to serve. 
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Some words of advice from the coaching staff and we are ready for the second game!
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Sindhu clinches the first game 21-18! What a dramatic finish to the game! 

A long, long rally as both Sindhu and Michelle did not give each other any breathing space but in the end, a valiant dive from Michelle could not cross the net as Sindhu takes a one-game lead in the semifinals!
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Oh dear! A rare error from Sindhu!

Smashes the return into her own court! Now a two-point lead for Sindhu. 
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Not yet! Li forces an error from Sindhu! 

Sindhu 20-17. 
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Game point for Sindhu! Finds the gap and smashes with precision!
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Game not over yet! Li gets a point now, Sindhu leads 19-16. 
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Oops! Hits the net and lobs down as Sindhu apologizes but picks a point! Leads 18-15!
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Li closing in on the lead. Another point for her, scoreline reads 17-15. 
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Li claws her way back! Two points in a row for the Canadian! 

Sindhu 17 - 14 Michelle. 
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Sindhu's making optimum use of her reach! A smash to seal another fine point! 

Sindhu 17 - 12 Michelle. 
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Add another point to that! Sindhu 16 - 12 Michelle. 
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Sindhu bringing out her bag of tricks to the fore! Now leads 15-12!
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Spectacular mix of aggression and defence from Sindhu! Takes an important three-point lead now!

Sindhu 14 - 11 Michelle. 
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Two-point lead for Sindhu as Li hits the net. 
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One point each after the interval! Sindhu 12 - 11 Li.
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Back live now!

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This time it's Li who finds the net! Gains the lead as we go into the interval. 

PV Sindhu 11 - 10 Michelle Li. 
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Sindhu finds the net! Scores leveled now on 10-10. 
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What a rally! Li dominant in the end as she picks her second consecutive point. 10-9 in favour of Sindhu. 
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Fault from Sindhu, backhand finds the net. 10-7 leads Sindhu. 
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Li hits it out! Sindhu in the double digits now, leads 10-6!
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Smashes working for Sindhu today! Leads 9-6. 
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Good comeback from Li! Two points in a row as the score reads 8-6 in favour of Sindhu.