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Pranaav Jerry Chopra & N. Sikki Reddy vs Takuro Hoki & Sayaka Hirota, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Japan Open Super Series 2017 Semi final

Hoki and Hirota beat Chopra and Reddy, 14-21, 21-15, 21-19 to enter the final
Updated: 23 September 2017 10:04 IST - Published: 23 September 2017 01:21 IST
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That brings us to the end of our liveblog.

Let's hope the entire Indian contingent comes back stronger at the next Superseries tournament which is the Denmark Open in October.

Goodbye!
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And with that, the Indian campaign comes to an end at the Japan Open Superseries.
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Final score: Hoki and Hirota beat Chopra and Reddy, 14-21, 21-15, 21-19 to enter the final
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Thanks to Reddy and Chopra's exploits, Indian doubles has outshone singles at a Superseries tournament. That doesn't happen often. They can be proud of that!
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That was a great, great effort from the Indians. They just fell short in the end.
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The Japanese wrap it up 21-19
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The Indians save a match point for 19-20
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The Japanese now have match points at 20-18
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They trail by one point... 18-19
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Reddy and Chopra still fighting back for 17-19
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19-16 to the Japanese
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18-16 it is
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18-15 to the Japanese
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This time the Indians grab a long rally.....trail 15-17
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A long rally ends in favour of the Japanese for a 17-14 lead
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Reddy and Chopra take 2 points in a row to trail 14-16
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The points are fast and the Japanese looking very sharp at the moment.

They lead 16-12
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14-12 now for the Japanese
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13-11 for the local hope
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The Japanese have increased the gap further to 13-9
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The Japanese take an 11-9 lead at halftime
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The Japanese go up to 10-8
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8-8

Very little to separate the two
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The Indians now go up to 8-7
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And we are even at 6-6
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The Japanese inch ahead to 6-5
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4-4 currently
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It is all level at 3-3
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Third game


The Indians make a bright start for a 3-1 lead
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What a response that was from the qualifiers after losing the first game!
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And the Japanese take the second game 21-15
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Five game points at 20-15
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19-15 for the local hope
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And it is 18-14


Can they wrap up this game?
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The Japanese inch ahead to 17-14
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They are trying to come back.....14-16
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The Indians are now behind 13-16
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The deficit is just of three points...trail 12-15
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14-10 for the qualifiers
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13-9 for the Japanese post-break
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The Japanese take an 11-7 lead at halftime
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The Indians trail 7-10
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Chopra and Reddy are trying to make a comeback.....5-9
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9-3 for the qualifiers
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The Indians are pretty much clueless at the moment. The Japanese just getting better and better. What a response!

8-2
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The Indians get one point but the Japanese are still ahead at 6-2
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Can the Indians come back?
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And they make 5-1
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This time the Japanese make a fast start to the second game and lead 4-1
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Second game


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