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Fed Cup 2018: India vs Kazakhstan, Live Match Updates

Kazakhstan def India 2-1
Updated: 08 February 2018 15:50 IST - Published: 08 February 2018 10:14 IST
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That's all from us here at the RK Khanna Stadium for today. Good bye!
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And they have done it! The Kazakhs win the tie 2-1.
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That's a bad miss by Thombare. The Kazakhs now have a match point.
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The Indians delay the result further as they manage to break the Kazakhs for the second time this afternoon. 5-4, now. Is there a comeback scripted?
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Ankita holds her serve and makes it 5-3.
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Can Ankita hold her serve and delay the inevitable?
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The Kazakhs have been implemented their plans to perfection today. They hold yet again and take a 5-2 lead.
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But the Indians are broken yet again. Some flashes of good tennis here and there...where is the consistency? They trail 2-4 in the second set.
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That was some terrific play from both Ankita and Thombare as they break for the first time in the match. Still, the Kazakhs lead 3-2.
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The Kazakhs break yet again. Thombare's serving has been a little off today.
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But Gozal and Zhibak are unperturbed. They manage to hold the serve without breaking a sweat. 2-1.
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Ankita holds her serve and for the first time in the doubles match, India have won a game! 1-1.
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Gozal and Zhibak start the second set on a winning note. 1-0.
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And, India crumble in front of the mighty Kazakhs. They lose 6-0 in the first set. The absence of Sania Mirza is indeed hurting them a lot.
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The Kazakhs look like they are in a hurry to wrap up the match. They do not drop a single point as they hold yet another serve, 5-0.
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And that's yet another break. Gozal and Zhibak lead 4-0.
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The Kazakhs are looking like they are on their way to yet another break here.
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Gozal and Zhibak hold their serve without any problems whatsoever. 3-0.
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The Kazakhs have broken early in the match. They lead 2-0.
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Gozal and Zhibak now have two break points early in the opening set.
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Thombare will serve now.
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Goza and Zhibak hold the game and take a 1-0 lead.
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The doubles match gets underway with Kazakhstan serving first.
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The tie is now evenly poised at 1-1.


The doubles match will decide the winner of this tie.

In doubles, Raina and Prarthana Thombare will face the Kazakh pair of Gozal Ainitdinova and Zhibek Kulambayeva.

That's a pretty unheralded team from Kazakhstan.

Can India ride on Ankita's confidence and pull off an upset?

We'll find out in some time.

Stay tuned!
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In the tie decider, Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombare will take on Gozal Ainitdinova and Zhibek Kulambayeva in a doubles match. The winner of this tie will win the clash!