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Commonwealth Games 2018 - Men's Table Tennis Team Quarter-finals, India vs Malaysia, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran leads the charge: Live Updates

India def Malaysia 3-0 to enter semi-finals after Desai, Sharath Kamal's & doubles wins
Updated: 07 April 2018 08:48 IST - Published: 07 April 2018 00:33 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage of this tie. Do join us tomorrow for the semi-finals.

Until then, keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the CWG 2018.
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Final score:

India def Malaysia 3-0

Brief scores:

Desai def Leong 11-4, 12-10, 11-6

Sharath Kamal def Muhamad Rizal 11-8, 11-7, 11-6

Sathiyan/Desai def Choong/Leong 11-7, 11-6, 11-7
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India will face the winner of the quarter-final between Singapore and Canada in the semi-finals.
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That was Team India at its brilliant best! Every member put up a show of supreme confidence!!!! This will stand them in good stead for the tougher rounds ahead!
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They take one point to convert and get the win!!!!

Final score: Sathiyan/Desai def Choong/Leong 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 

INDIA ARE THROUGH TO THE SEMI-FINALS!!
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And Team India has MATCH POINTS!!!!


10-7
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Indians make their mark in this game, but only barely 

5-4 they lead
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The Indians need to win just this game to take the match!
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Pretty even in the initial stages of the third game

2-2
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And they needed just one point to convert.

India take Game 2 with a score of 11-6
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10-6 to the Indians with FOUR GAME POINTS!!!!
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The Indians are playing some brutal table tennis at the moment and have opened up a 7-4 lead in the second game
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The Indians take FIVE POINTS IN A ROW FROM THERE!!!!

WOW!

They have wrapped up the opening game 11-7
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The Malaysians have the edge in this doubles rubber.

They have inched ahead to 7-6
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Next up is the men's doubles rubber

It's Sathiyan/Desai vs Choong/Leong 
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Final score: Sharath Kamal def MUHAMAD RIZAL 11-8, 11-7, 11-6
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India now lead 2-0
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Achanta has won the third game 11-6 and with that, the match as well.
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Achanta is up 5-4 in Game 3
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Achanta has taken Game 2 as well and he gets it done at 11-7
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And Achanta has inched ahead to 9-5
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In Game 2, they are deadlocked at 3-3
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And the experienced Indian has bagged the first game 11-8
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Achanta inches ahead to 7-5
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It's a pretty even contest in the initial stages as Achanta barely leads at 5-4
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Next up is the former CWG champion Achanta Sharath Kamal vs Muhammad Ashraf Haiq. MUHAMAD RIZAL
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Final score: Desai def Leong 11-4, 12-10, 11-6
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AND HARMEET DESAI HAS WON 11-6

He has given India its first point

India lead Malaysia 1-0
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DESAI HAS STAVED OFF HIS CHALLENGE AND HAS MATCH POINTS NOW AT 10-6
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The Malaysian is once again getting closer and closer to Desai and now trails him 4-6
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Desai has opened up a 4-1 lead in Game 3

Smooth so far for the Indian!
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AND DESAI SHOWS HIS NERVES OF STEEL TO BAG THE SECOND GAME 12-10
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WOW! This is extremely TIGHT now!

Desai barely ahead at 11-10
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This is getting tight now!

The Malaysian is giving his all now and has closed the gap to two points.

But Desai has GAME POINTS AT 10-8
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Desai is stamping his class here!

Up now 8-5
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The Malaysian is fighting back and has closed the gap to two points at 3-5
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And he is cruising away in Game 2 as well.

Up 3-0
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The Indian has made a brilliant start and has taken the first game 11-4
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India's Harmeet Desai is first up against Chee Feng LEONG
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Good morning! The match is about to begin as the players are warming up.
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Good morning and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Commonwealth Games 2018 table tennis. The sport is being played at Oxenford Studios. India face Malaysia on Table No. 1 for a place in the semi-finals.

The Indian paddlers have so far been in scintillating form at this tournament. They have thumped both Trinidad & Tobago and Northern Ireland by an identical score of 3-0. Former CWG gold medallist Achanta Sharath Kamal and the India No. 1 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran have both led from the front. Sathiyan, particularly, has been very impressive and played in both the matches.

Malaysia, on the other hand, had contrasting fortunes in the group stages and won one tie, losing the other. In the Round of 16, they dropped one match to beat Scotland 3-1.

Going by current form, India should win this, although Malaysia can make it tough.

Stay tuned for live updates.