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Commonwealth Games 2018 - Mixed team Badminton, India vs Pakistan, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu to lead: Live Updates

India def Pakistan 5-0
Updated: 05 April 2018 17:22 IST - Published: 05 April 2018 09:11 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage of this tie. 

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more live updates from the CWG 2018.
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Other than an impressive fightback by Murad Ali against Kidambi Srikanth, the Pakistani shuttlers could not do any damage. 

The Indians tried out different combinations, rested PV Sindhu, yet emerged with flying colours. Saina Nehwal was at her clinical best, which was so good to see.
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And with that, India have now beaten both Sri Lanka and Pakistan 5-0 in the group play.

Tomorrow they take on Scotland for the final group match.
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Tie score: India def Pakistan 5-0

Brief scores:

XD: Rankireddy/Reddy def Bhatti/Bashir 21-10, 21-13
MS: Srikanth def Ali 21-16, 22-20
WS: Nehwal def Shahzad 21-7, 21-11
MD: Shetty/Chopra def Ali/Bhatti 21-9, 21-15
WD: Ponnappa/Gadde def 21-6, 21-10
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Final score: 21-6, 21-10 win for India
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AND THEY WIN!


It's a complete whitewash by Team India!!!!


The crowd can't contain their delight at India's win!!
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TEN MATCH POINTS FOR INDIA!!!!

20-10
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The Indians add SIX MORE POINTS TO TAKE THEIR LEAD TO 17-6
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That could not interrupt the Indians' rhythm. They are up 11-6 at the interval.
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Finally, some spirited fight from the Pakistani girls!

They have taken five points to reduce the deficit to just three points.

Trailing 5-8 now
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No difference from the first game..it is absolutely one-way traffic!
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It's 6-0 for the merciless Indians in Game 2
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And Team India has effortlessly pocketed the opening game 21-6
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Rampaging form continues for Team India as they go up to 14-4
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It's 11-2 to Team India going to the interval.
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8-1 for Indians!

This is SOME START for the two girls!
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It's a strong start for the Indian pair and they are up 5-0
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India will look to complete the whitewash after going up 4-0 in this tie.

Up next is the women's doubles match, where Ashwini Ponnappa and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde will face Shahzad and Bashir
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And Team India has WON!

21-9, 21-15

Brutal!
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And the Indians now have match points!

20-15
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And the Indians have asserted their supremacy here and Team Pakistan is feeling the heat at the moment!

14-10 to Team India
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And the Pakistanis have FOUGHT BACK!


It is 9-9
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A service fault from the Pakistanis sends the Indians up to 8-5
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This is totally a breezy affair for the Indians!
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In Game 2, India has opened up a 5-2 lead