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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.