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PV Sindhu vs Ruthvika Shivani Gadde, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Senior National Badminton Championships 2017 Semi-finals

Sindhu def Gadde, 17-21, 21-15, 21-11 to enter the final
Updated: 07 November 2017 19:03 IST - Published: 07 November 2017 18:00 IST
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What a performance that was from the young Ruthvika! She lost focus after the first game but surely that bodes well for the future.

And tomorrow, get ready, folks! It's Saina vs Sindhu for the title! Can it get any better than that?
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Final score: Sindhu def Gadde, 17-21, 21-15, 21-11 to enter the final.
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Sindhu finds the line and takes it!

21-11
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Match points for Sindhu



20-11
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Sindhu has now gone up to 19-11
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Errors hurting Gadde very badly.


Sindhu up 17-10
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Just as I type this, Gadde puts the shuttle right on the sideline.

She now trails 10-15
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Ruthvika's attack is brilliant to watch when she is on song.
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The South Asian Games champion now trails 8-15
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Ruthvika still making inroads but is not able to finish off things perfectly.
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Body smash on a high shuttle!


Sindhu surges to 13-6
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Sindhu now has a six-point cushion at the break at 11-5
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Another fast, sharp crosscourt smash from Gadde.

She trails 5-10
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9-4 for the top seed
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Ruthvika is now reckless!

Sindhu is calm and composed.

The difference is reflected in the score.

Sindhu up 8-2
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Sindhu is now successfully drawing errors out of her young opponent.

She leads 6-1
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It's 4-0 for the World No. 2
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Third game


Sindhu opens up 2-0 lead.
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And Sindhu bags the second game, 21-15
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One unforced error from Sindhu.

20-15
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Sindhu has come back strongly to 19-14 now
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Sindhu now conceding a couple of points.

Ruthvika clawing her way back. The latter is now 14-17
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The two-time champion now up 16-12
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The stadium is reverberating with chants of "Sindhu, Sindhu". 
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Ruthvika once more trying to make a comeback and is now 11-13
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Has Sindhu weathered the storm?
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12-9 to Sindhu now.
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Ruthvika just lost focus.

Sindhu up 11-8 at halftime.
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Sindhu inches ahead to 9-8
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This time, Gadde misses.

It is 8-8
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Right on the backline from Ruthvika.

She is ahead 8-6
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Sindhu is pumped up!

She is now behind 6-7
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Sharp smash from Sindhu.

She still trails 5-6
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Backhand dropshot miss from Gadde.

Sindhu now trails 4-5
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Sindhu targets the sideline but misses it.

She trails 3-5
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Another angular body smash from Gadde and she advances to 4-2
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Second game


Evenly poised at 2-2
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Can Sindhu come back? Let's find out.
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Ruthvika wins the game with a lob that goes over Sindhu.

21-17 to Gadde
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Sindhu quickly saves 2 game points.
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This time Ruthvika does indeed manage to get to game points.

20-15
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Sindhu is like a wall at the net now. Ruthvika trying hard to get past her.
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Quite obviously, Sindhu is trying to engage Ruthvika in long rallies and slow down her pace.


She still trails 13-19
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Ruthvika is now 2 points away from taking the game.

19-12
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Another beautiful angular slice shot from Ruthvika. Sindhu looks clueless.

Gadde up 17-9
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Sindhu looked stunned for a while in the face of the Gadde onslaught.
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Wow! No stopping Ruthvika. So much attack and so much precision!

She is up 15-7
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At the break, Ruthvika is up 11-7 over Sindhu.
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An aggressive Ruthvika goes up to 10-7
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Lack of sharpness from Sindhu.

Ruthvika soars to 9-7
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