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India 0-3 China, Sudirman Cup 2017 quarterfinal, As it happened.

India lose to China, 0-3
Updated: 26 May 2017 10:52 IST - Published: 26 May 2017 10:08 IST
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That's it from us today. The tie is over before PV Sindhu could even have a say.

The mixed doubles and men's singles were vital if India were to win this. Sadly for India, neither of the matches could produce a win. 

Thank you for joining us. Till next time. Good day and good bye. :)
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21-9, 21-11 -  this is as convincing as it gets.
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CHINA WIN!

That's it 21-11 in the second. China win the tie 3-0. Done and dusted before PV Sindhu could even have a say in this.
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TWO MORE POINTS!

In fact now it's match point. Two quick points and China are on the verge.
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11-18.

The youngsters pull a point back.
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18-10.

And it's nearly over. Last resistance. Or is there any?
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China can smell it now. 

17-10. And they are four points away from beating India.
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But Shertty and Satwiksairaj are not going down without a fight. Into double figures for the first time. 10-16 here.
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And the Chinese are romping home now. 14-8.
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And another point to the Chinese. This is not as one-sided as the first game. But the Chinese have a firm handle on the situation.

At the break in the second game. It's 11-8.
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But Haifeng and Nan again seem to have sensed the danger and take back the lead.

10-8 now.
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The Indian youngsters now look full of belief though. They have nothing to lose and get themselves back at 8-8.
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But they can't capitalise as China take an 8-7 lead.
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Another quick exchange means India have the serve back at 7-7.
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And they draw level now at 6-6.
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But Haifeng and Nan are quick to strike bakck.

China trail 5-6 in the second game.
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A brilliant rally and the Indian pair showing their potential here. 6-4 to the Indians.
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But the Indian teenage pairing really showing some fight. Take the lead at 5-3.

But the experienced Chinese pair have it back at 4-5.
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And the Chinese making a comeback now. India's lead but to one and the second game is at 4-3.
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But the Indians have started the second game on the front foot. 

A really strong start means they are up 4-1. But can they carry the momentum throughout the game?

That is the big question.
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GAME CHINA!

And they have just milked this. 21-9. The gulf in class is just too big here. 

Great learning opportunity for the Indian pair but this one is going to sting.
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Game point.

Another point and another one to the Chinese pair.
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A quick exchange and it's 19-9 now. The Chinese have made this a rout.
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18-8 and the question is now whether the Indians can reach the double-digit mark.
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And a nine-point lead now. Haifeng and nan now 17-8 up.
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But the Indians are just short on experience here and it's showing. 15-7 and this can be over quickly.
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The Indian teenagers are fighting it hard here. 

Bring it back to 7-13. But they need more. Much more.
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But the Chinese show their class and get the lead back to eight 13-5 here.
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The Indians begin the second well and it's 5-11 now.
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And the Chinese pair is dominating right throughout here. They go into the break 11-3 up in the first game.
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And a 6-point lead now at 8-2.
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And now it's 7-2. The Chinese pair making it look easy here.
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And the Chinese have jetted out of the box and taken an early 5-1 lead.
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Interestingly, the Chinese have chosen a different pair today it is going to be FU Haifeng and Zhang Nan battling it out.
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The Chinese pair won gold at the Badminton Asia Championships earlier this year.

The Indian pair, on the other hand, are both teenagers with Shetty being 19 and Satwiksairaj just 16.

But you have to say that the Indian youngsters have a really bright future ahead of them.

However, this is going to be a David vs Goliath battle.
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They will be up against LI Junhui and LIU Yuchen.
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Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have the hopes of the nation on their shoulder. Can they pull off an upset?
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The men's doubles is up next and that is going to be one uphill task. 

I won't be surprised if China don't wrap it up by the time PV Sindhu hits the court for the fourth match of this tie.
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And that's it!

Another heartbreak from India. Srikanth with a spirited effort. But that is all that's going to be, Loses the second game and the match.

China takes a 2-0 lead.
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MATCH POINT!

Long can smell it now. 20-17.
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But Long is showing his class again and again. Relentless from the Olympic champion. 

19-17. Two points away from the match.
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What does Srikanth Kidambi have in his bag? 

The answer is fight. Gets it to 17-18. He needs more of that.
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Long comes back. Another point and it's 18-16 to the Chinese.
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And another. 16-17. And we are in for a tense finish it seems.
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Pulls it back to 15-17. That's a start. But he needs more now.
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But Long now just four points away from giving China a 2-0 lead.

Can Srikanth make a mom=numental comeback here.
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And Srikanth fires back. 

Makes this 14-16. There is still life in the Indian.
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An enthralling battle between two superb players but Long just inches away. 

16-13. Srikanth has to make a stand now or it's going to be curtains soon.
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And another point for Long.

15-13 and Kidambi can't let this one slip any further.
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And just as Kidambi looks to have got himself back, Long again showing his class there. 14-13 to the Chinese.
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