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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 15, 2017 20:30 IST

Sindhu won the first game 21-15


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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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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 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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Sindhu makes a fast start here to go up to 2-1

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What a performance that was! Complete domination!

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And Zhang takes the second game, 21-12

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After Zhang got to 20-11, Sindhu finally gets a point of her own.

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This is slipping away from Sindhu's grip now....the American is up 19-11

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Zhang is once again pushing ahead...up 16-11

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Sindhu still trails by 3 points at 11-14

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Zhang stops the Sindhu march here....makes it 12-9

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Another point for the Indian to make it 7-11

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And she started working on the turnaround.....6-11 now

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Sindhu needs to cut down on her errors and bring out her attacking game if she wants this to end in straight games.

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And she makes it 11-4 at the mid-game interval

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It is Zhang who is in control of this now....up 10-4

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Sindhu managed to snatch a couple of points before Zhang extended her lead to 6-3

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But it is Zhang who has quickly built up a huge 5-1 lead.

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It's all even in the initial stages...1-1

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And the first game is in Sindhu's pocket...21-15

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It is 19-14 for Sindhu now as she staves off Zhang's late comeback.

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Is it too late for the American?

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But the American has found some fighting spirit here and takes 3 points in a row to make it 13-16

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16-10 for the Indian now...she is slowly increasing the gap between herself and Zhang

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There's no stopping Sindhu!!! She has raced ahead to 13-9

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At half-time, the fourth seed jumps to an 11-8 lead.

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And Sindhu takes FOUR POINTS on the trot to go ahead to 9-7
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