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Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa vs Eefje Muskens/Selena Piek,Live score,Rio Olympics 2016 Badminton Match updates

Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Eefje Muskens/Selena Piek: 16-21, 21-16, 17-21
Updated: 12 August 2016 19:41 IST - Published: 12 August 2016 17:21 IST
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Their chances of progressing now hangs by the thread! They will for sure have to win on Saturday and hope for the other results to go their way

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In the third game, the Indian duo once again couldn't coordinate well and despite stretching it in the end, lost 21-17

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In the second game, they found it and won it 21-16

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In the opening game, Jwala and Ashwini lacked it and lost it 21-16

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Well if you had to put the loss in one word- it would be coordination

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Yet another error from Gutta gives the Dutch the match! The Indians went for too much in the final stretch, and their errors ended up costing them big time.

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That's long and India is almost gone. Another hope dashed as far as India is concerned..... 

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3 match point opportunities for Muskens and Piek

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Gutta's lefty smashes can be quite tricky to deal with, as the Dutch found out on that last point.

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Cheers of " Lets Go India, Lets Go" at the venue

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The Indians are hanging by the thread here

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This is now or never for India. 

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19-16

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Gutta and Ponnappa need to really dig deep to get out of this jam! 2 points away now, the Dutch.

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The match is all but over! 

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The lob from Gutta floats long, and the Dutch are now 3 points away from winning the match.

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Long from Gutta, 18-16.

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17-16

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Gutta stepping her game when it matters

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A bit of a breather for the two teams, but the Dutch pair looks in prime position to take the win now. Do the Indians have another ace up their sleeve?

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The backhand was attacked, and Ashwini hits the shuttle in the nets. 17-15. 

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And now an error from the Dutch cuts down the lead to just 1 point! Great opportunity for the Indians to get back into the driver's seat here.

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Fine comeback so far! 

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4 straight points for the Indian duo

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And now Ponnappa joins the party with a brilliant smash!  The Indians may be in the process of scripting a comeback here.

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Now Ashwini steps up, much better from India. 

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The gap is down to two! 16-14

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Gutta continues to breathe fire, and her death stare after winning the point at 16-11 made for a great sight.

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Good play from Jwala. 

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16-13

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16-12! Finally a smash goes right for Jwala

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A few too many careless errors by the Indians in the final moments of this match. They may prove costly.

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The game is drifting away very fast from the hands of the Indians! 16-11

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The lead for the Dutch is getting bigger and bigger, and Gutta-Ponnappa have to do something urgently to arrest their slide. Should they perhaps try dialing down the aggression a bit?

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The Dutch are now running away with the game. Playing their strokes with much more authority. 15-10.

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14-10! Once again this is going into dangerous territory for the Indians

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Ashwini can't return the smash. Hits the nets. 13-10.

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The Indians are being the aggressors here in the third game, but the Dutch are displaying some terrific defense to elicit errors from their opponents. Gutta and Ponnappa will have to show some patience here!

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Good cross-court shot from Ashwini. 12-10. 

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Jwala shrieks out a yell! 12-10

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Lovely from Ashwini, pulling back one point. 12-9.

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The Indians need a good string of points here!

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Wide from Jwala! 12-8

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This is the moment of reckoning for the Indian pair. 

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We are seeing a repeat of the 1st game from the Indian duo! They need to coordinate better in order to make a comeback and win this match

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After the interval in the third game, the Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens/Selena Piek lead by 11-8. Now, the pairs will switch ends.

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And the Dutch pair are in control here! Lead 10-8

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8-8

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