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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 05, 2018 17:22 IST

India def Pakistan 5-0


17:22 (IST)5 APR 2018

And that wraps up our live coverage of this tie. 

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more live updates from the CWG 2018.

17:21 (IST)5 APR 2018

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.

17:18 (IST)5 APR 2018

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.

17:15 (IST)5 APR 2018

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

17:11 (IST)5 APR 2018

Final score: 21-6, 21-10 win for India

17:09 (IST)5 APR 2018


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

The crowd can't contain their delight at India's win!!

17:07 (IST)5 APR 2018



17:06 (IST)5 APR 2018


17:03 (IST)5 APR 2018

That could not interrupt the Indians' rhythm. They are up 11-6 at the interval.

17:02 (IST)5 APR 2018

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

16:59 (IST)5 APR 2018

No difference from the first is absolutely one-way traffic!

16:59 (IST)5 APR 2018

It's 6-0 for the merciless Indians in Game 2

16:56 (IST)5 APR 2018

And Team India has effortlessly pocketed the opening game 21-6

16:53 (IST)5 APR 2018

Rampaging form continues for Team India as they go up to 14-4

16:50 (IST)5 APR 2018

It's 11-2 to Team India going to the interval.

16:49 (IST)5 APR 2018

8-1 for Indians!

This is SOME START for the two girls!

16:48 (IST)5 APR 2018

It's a strong start for the Indian pair and they are up 5-0

16:48 (IST)5 APR 2018

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

16:39 (IST)5 APR 2018

And Team India has WON!

21-9, 21-15


16:38 (IST)5 APR 2018

And the Indians now have match points!


16:34 (IST)5 APR 2018

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

14-10 to Team India

16:31 (IST)5 APR 2018

And the Pakistanis have FOUGHT BACK!

It is 9-9

16:29 (IST)5 APR 2018

A service fault from the Pakistanis sends the Indians up to 8-5

16:29 (IST)5 APR 2018

This is totally a breezy affair for the Indians!

16:28 (IST)5 APR 2018

In Game 2, India has opened up a 5-2 lead

16:25 (IST)5 APR 2018

16:25 (IST)5 APR 2018

The crowd support has been terrific so far!

16:24 (IST)5 APR 2018

The Indians have the first game in the bag!


16:23 (IST)5 APR 2018

Indian pair has moved up to 17-7 now. Very, very dominant show so far and they are not even putting all their efforts into this!

16:19 (IST)5 APR 2018

11-6 to Team India at the mid-game interval.

16:17 (IST)5 APR 2018

India has broken away from the tie and is up 7-5

16:16 (IST)5 APR 2018

It continues to be pretty even!


16:15 (IST)5 APR 2018

It's 2-2 to begin things with!

16:14 (IST)5 APR 2018

Next up: Chirag Shetty and Pranaav Jerry Chopra will be in action in men's doubles against Bhatti and Ali

16:08 (IST)5 APR 2018

India have taken an unassailable lead of 3-0 in this tie.

Quite a thumping performance so far, as was expected!

16:06 (IST)5 APR 2018

Nehwal has wrapped it up with a clinical performance!

21-7, 21-11

16:03 (IST)5 APR 2018

Absolutely ruthless show from the Indian.

16:03 (IST)5 APR 2018

And 18-8 it is to the Indian

16:01 (IST)5 APR 2018

Nehwal is pretty much giving a lesson here and is up 15-6 with a crosscourt half-smash

16:00 (IST)5 APR 2018

Shahzad hasn't been able to add any point to her kitty since then. All five points have gone Saina's way and she is up 13-4

15:57 (IST)5 APR 2018

Nehwal soars to 8-4 amidst chants from the crowd!

15:55 (IST)5 APR 2018

Nehwal is continuing from where she left!

She has opened up a 4-2 lead in Game No. 2

15:51 (IST)5 APR 2018

Nehwal has bagged the first game 21-7

Absolute demolition job that was!

15:49 (IST)5 APR 2018

Shahzad is trying to vary the height of the shuttle to throw Saina off her rhythm but all her attempts have failed so far.


Saina up 18-4

15:46 (IST)5 APR 2018

Saina has raced ahead to 13-3 now.

Her opponent is not able to provide any resistance

15:44 (IST)5 APR 2018

The Indian goes up to 11-2 heading into the mid-game interval.

15:42 (IST)5 APR 2018

Saina has gone up to 7-1 now

No stopping the India No. 2 and former singles champion!

15:40 (IST)5 APR 2018

It's a 5-0 lead for the Indian. She is already in cruise control.

15:39 (IST)5 APR 2018

Blazing start for Saina!


15:37 (IST)5 APR 2018

Guess who is up next?

It's CWG 2010 gold medallist Saina Nehwal up against Mahoor Shahzad of Pakistan
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