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PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Japan Open Super Series 2017 Round of 16

Okuhara beats Sindhu 21-18, 21-8
Updated: 21 September 2017 13:21 IST - Published: 21 September 2017 02:07 IST
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India still has Saina Nehwal in contention in women's singles. But she faces a tough opponent in the Olympic champion Carolina Marin.

Her match is scheduled later in the day.
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With this, Sindhu's six-match winning streak comes to an end.

Clearly, last week's exploits took a toll on her.
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What a way to avenge the Korea Open final loss! Okuhara never let go of the momentum after taking the lead from Sindhu towards the end of the first game!

And Sindhu just faded away in the second game!
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Final score: Okuhara beats Sindhu, 21-18, 21-8
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Okuhara wraps it up, 21-8
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12 MATCH POINTS FOR OKUHARA...20-8
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19-8
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19-7
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Okuhara can sniff the finish line now....18-7
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This is such a one-way traffic..6-17
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It's a TEN-point deficit now as the Indian is behind 6-16
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She can't build on it further....Okuhara up 14-5
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Finally one point in favour of the Indian....5-13
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But Sindhu is unable to bring about any turnaround...she trails 4-13
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It's now or never for Sindhu because time is running out
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The Japanese has a huge advantage of 11-4 at the interval
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Okuhara now has a SEVEN point lead....9-2
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7-2....Okuhara is increasing the distance more and more
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5-2 is the lead for Okuhara
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Okuhara looks more in control now as she goes up to 4-1
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Sindhu gets on the board at 1-3
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It's a 3-0 lead for Okuhara
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Second game


Okuhara makes a strong start....1-0
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Okuhara bags the first game, 21-18
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20-18 to Okuhara
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Okuhara goes ahead again....19-18
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And it's 18-18
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18-16 for Sindhu
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Sindhu inches ahead to 17-16
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Okuhara is going away nowhere.... 16-16
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And Sindhu takes two more points to wrest back the lead....up 16-15
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And she makes it 14-15
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Sindhu makes it a two-point gap....trails 13-15
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Sindhu finally gets one point...12-15
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15-11....Okuhara is currently unstoppable
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14-11 now for the Japanese
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13-11 for Okuhara
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Now the momentum has shifted to the local girl's side....she leads 12-11
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And it's 11-11
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Okuhara is not letting Sindhu run away with this....she makes it 10-11
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It's 11-9 for Sindhu at halftime
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Once more the Japanese wins a gruelling rally to trail 9-10
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Sindhu manages to halt her run and quickly goes up to 10-8
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It's a long rally and Okuhara takes the point....she trails 7-8
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Sindhu goes up to 8-6
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Okuhara takes 2 quick points to reduce the deficit to just one point....trails 6-7
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It's 7-4 currently for Sindhu
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But never count the Japanese out! The world champion can come back any time like she showed in Glasgow!
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She has successfully managed to keep Okuhara away from playing her defensive game
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And it's 6-2 for Sindhu!
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