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Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017, Group Stage: PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi, Live Badminton Score and Updates

Sindhu def Yamaguchi, 21-9, 21-13 in 36 minutes
Updated: 15 December 2017 19:27 IST - Published: 15 December 2017 14:56 IST
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And with that win, PV Sindhu tops her group. That was a pretty big statement made by her ahead of the knockout rounds. She never took her foot off the pedal and did everything right. That would do a world of good to her confidence as she sets her sights on the semi-finals.
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Final score: Sindhu def Yamaguchi, 21-9, 21-13 in 36 minutes.
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Great retrieving from Sindhu and superb touch at the net by her to bag the win.
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Match points for Sindhu at 20-13
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It's 19-13 to SIndhu


Just 2 points away from the win
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A great angular shot from Sindhu to go up further to 18-12
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Sindhu went back behind Akane to surprise the Japanese and it worked.

Sindhu surges to 17-12
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Now suddenly a spark of life from the Japanese.


She gets 2 points on the trot and trails 12-14
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She is now trying to move the Indian from side to side. Sindhu lost the first point but not the second.

Up 14-10
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Yamaguchi continues to target the lines and keeps on missing them. The strategy is just not helping her at all.

Sindhu up 13-9
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A 3-point advantage for the Indian at 11-8
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Yamaguchi trying to fight back even though she is looking thoroughly tired. She is now 8-10
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It's 9-7 to SIndhu currently.
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The rallies have become longer and the pace of the match has slowed down.
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It's a long rally and Akane gives her best only to miss the sideline!

She now trails 5-7
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Sindhu asserts herself again. She has now built a 2-point lead at 6-4
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Sindhu now has a slight edge of 4-3
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Can Yamaguchi fight back here and show her usual brilliance in this game?
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More competitive start to the game....2-2
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SECOND GAME

1-1
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What a rally and Sindhu bags the opener with a smart drop.

21-9 it is to the Indian.
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Beautiful drop to save another one.


9-20
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Akane saves one.

8-20
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Sindhu has a host of game points at 20-7
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