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PV Sindhu vs Beiwen Zhang, Indonesia Open SS 2017 - As it happened

Sindhu won the first game 21-15
Updated: 15 June 2017 20:30 IST - Published: 15 June 2017 19:29 IST
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That ends our liveblog of the Indonesia Open for today. Do join us tomorrow for the quarter-final blog. Till then stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more updates on Indian badminton.
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Let us hope the men will keep the Indian Tricolour flying high at the Indonesia Open.
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While the men have soared high, it has been an extremely disappointing day for the Indian women with both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu making exit on the same day.
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Final score: 15-21, 21-12, 21-18 win for Zhang
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And Zhang COMPLETES THE UPSET
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20-18 it is as Sindhu saves a match point
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Zhang has match points at 20-17
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Will the Indian be able to show some magic here?
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And once more, it is the American who has the advantage...19-17
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But Sindhu, like the champion she is, erases that lead to make it 17-17
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Zhang maintains her 2-point lead over the Rio Olympic medallist...17-15
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Can Sindhu still come back?
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And Zhang takes a huge step here....she is up 16-14
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And it is 13-13
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Can Sindhu use all her experience and her guts to pull through this one?
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This will be a big test of nerves for both
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The match continues in the same vein.....it is 12-12
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At half-time, Sindhu manages to have an 11-10 lead.
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It is 9-9
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And Zhang makes it 7-7
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It continues to be a hard-fought game....hardly anything to separate the two...Sindhu is ahead at 7-6
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It's a closely-fought battle now....Sindhu is barely ahead at 5-4
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And the fourth seed stretches her lead to 4-2
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THIRD GAME

Sindhu makes a fast start here to go up to 2-1
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What a performance that was! Complete domination!