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PV Sindhu vs Michelle Li Live Score, Rio Olympics 2016: Live score updates

PV Sindhu beat Michelle Li: 19-21, 21-15, 21-17
Updated: 14 August 2016 22:22 IST - Published: 14 August 2016 20:57 IST
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A mixed day for the Indian badminton contingent at Rio comes to an end. India's biggest hope of a medal, Saina Nehwal, lost to 61st ranked Maria Ulitina, although Kidambi Srikanth, and now Pusarla Sindhu, advanced to their respective round of 16s.

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It was a test of both nerves and stamina for both the players, with a pulsating game of 76 minutes ending in Sindhu's favour. The tall Sindhu was quick on her feet, and kept churning out smashes towards Li. The Canadian gave Sindhu a fight, but couldn't extend her lead after having won the first game. 
Sindhu now heads into the Round of 16.

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Sindhu advances to Round 16. 

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21-17 to Sindhu! Smashes down the middle to seal the game.

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The crowd is vociferously behind India.

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1 game point saved by Li. 

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Hanging in there by thread, is Li. Makes it 20-17.

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4 match points for Sindhu. 

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20-16! Sindhu taps it gently over the net. Li makes a desperate dive, can't hit it back.

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Li is closing in the gap.

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19-16. Another smash from Li, directed right into Sindhu, who can't deflect it back.

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19-15. Jump smash from Li. Nails it to precision.

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19-14. Deft play near the net from both players, ends with Sindhu deflecting one wide.

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19-13! Another smash, another point for Sindhu!

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18-13. Good play from Li. Drives it into Sindhu, attacking her backhand.

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Lovely drop from Li. Gets a point back. 18-12.

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18-11 for India! Li tries to delicately tap it across. Finds her own net.

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17-11! Li smashes the shuttle wide. Another long rally ends in India's favour.

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16-11! Wonderful rally, good attacking play from both the players.

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15-11! What a smashing game by Sindhu. Left, and then right. Li has no answers.

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This crowd is right behind the Indian at the moment. Brilliant atmosphere. 

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Another smash by Sindhu, Li misses it altogether. 14-11!

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Sindhu directs a smash right into Li's body, and she can't parry it back. 13-11 for the Indian.

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Measured play by Li, Sindhu looks to be under pressure. 

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Sindhu hits it long. The difference is back to one, again.

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Li hits it long. Sindhu finally gets a point back. 12-10!

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11-10. Lovely smash by Li. The difference is down to only one point.

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Sindhu plays it long, Li is narrowing down the lead. 11-9.

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Sindhu hits it wide. 11-8.

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Sindhu has started in dominating fashion, and has been equally good in both defense and offense.

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At the interval in the third game, Pusarla Sindhu of India leads by 11-7.

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Good covering of her court by Li. Sindhu hits it just wide. 10-7.

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Li gets one point back. Cross court drop makes it 10-6.

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Good defensive play from Sindhu. Error in judgement from Li. Makes it 10-5 in India's favour.

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Brilliant net play by the Indian. Deftly drops the shuttle. 9-5!

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Another error from Li. The backhand by Li hits the net. Sindhu extending the lead. 8-5!

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Li smashes it in her own net. Sindhu 7-5!

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Good rally, but Sindhu edges ahead. 6-5 in her favour.

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5-5! Long serve from Li. Good judgement from Sindhu.

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Brilliant smash from Li. Sindhu cannot return. The Canadian leads 4-3.

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Wide from Li. 4-4! Back on level terms.

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Good smash from Sindhu. Narrows the lead. 3-4!

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2-4! Long rally comes to an end. Great reflexes from Li near the net, but Sindhu gets the point.

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4-1 for Li. Sindhu hits in on her own net.

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Li serves it long. First point for Sindhu. 1-2!

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Lovely play from Li, smashing that one right on the body. Leads 2-0

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Li gets the first points. 1-0!

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We are back underway.

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Thats the game for Sindhu. 21-15

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Superb down the line smash from Sindhu. 20-15