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PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi Live Score and Commentary Dubai World Superseries Finals 2016 Group Match

Updated: 14 December 2016 19:54 IST - Published: 14 December 2016 18:27 IST
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That wraps up our coverage of the World Superseries Finals. Hope you enjoyed it. We shall be back tomorrow with the live coverage of Sindhu's second group match. Good night.

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Sindhu faces the Group B leader Sun Yu on Thursday. They last played at the China Open final which the Indian won in 3.

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PV Sindhu is now in 2nd position in the Group B Standings. Earlier, China's Sun Yu had upset the Olympic champion Carolina Marin and she is thus leads the Group B Standings.

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Final score: 12-21, 21-8, 21-15 win for PV Sindhu

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PV Sindhu WINS HER DEBUT MATCH AT THE WORLD SUPERSERIES FINALS!!!

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Yamaguchi's shot goes wide as PV Sindhu wins the game 21-15

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Huge roar as Sindhu reaches match point at 20-14.

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The crowd singing, 'Jeetega, jeetega, India jeetega!"

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Sindhu is now just 2 points away from victory at 19-12.

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Yamaguchi has grabbed a couple of points to make 12-16 now

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Sindhu appears to be running away with this. Up now 15-10

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The points are fast now. Sindhu up 14-10

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The Olympic medallist needs to be careful here as Yamaguchi has come back for 10-12

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Superb dropshot from Sindhu for a 12-8 lead

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The stadium is reverberating with chants of support from Indian fans.

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Great footwork from Sindhu to rush to the net and finish off things. With that, she has surged to 11-7 at the mid-game interval.

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But Sindhu has put the brake and has now gone up 9-6

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Great angular shot from the 2nd seed to get within 6-8

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Errors hurting the Japanese badly. Sindhu now up 8-5

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The Indian has snatched the momentum for 7-4

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Gopichand approves as Sindhu goes for the corner en route to 5-3

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An excellent finish at the net from Yamaguchi and she is now 3-4

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The Indian moves ahead to 3-1

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The Indian has taken a 2-1 lead now

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It is now 1-1

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GAME 3

Sindhu wins a brilliant point to start off things, 1-0

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WHAT A TURNAROUND THAT WAS!!!!! 

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PV Sindhu takes the second game, 21-8

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Akane finally wins a point after 13 consecutive points won by the Indian. Sindhu now leads 20-8

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Game point for Sindhu, she is up 20-7

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It is now 19-7 in favour of Sindhu

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Akane slips on the court and Sindhu goes up 17-7

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Sindhu's smart move of lifting the shots and making Akane move all around the court is working perfectly. She is now up 16-7

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And she gets another point for 14-7

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It is all going the Indian's way now. She has raced ahead to 13-7

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Sindhu's jump smash gives her an 11-7 advantage at half-time.

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A fired up Sindhu stalls the Yamaguchi comeback to go up 10-7

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And it is all level at 7-7

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Murmurs in the crowd as the second seed is now just a solitary point away at 6-7

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The difference is now 2 once more as Sindhu finds the net for 7-5

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A Sindhu error and a brilliant Yamaguchi corner shot help the Japanese to come within 4-6.

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The China Open champion is now up 6-2

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Immediately she snatches back the momentum for 5-1

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The tape blocks Sindhu's shot again and she is now 4-1

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Sindhu blazes to 4-0

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Loud roars all around as Sindhu goes up 3-0

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GAME 2

Sindhu lets out a scream to go up 2-0.

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Sindhu needs a lot of patience and calmness to tactically play the Japanese.

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Yamaguchi's touch and finesse are doing the talk now. She has grabbed the first game 21-12.

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The momentum is with Akane now and she is now 2 points away from winning the game at 19-12

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