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PV Sindhu vs Sung Ji Hyun 2016 China Open Badminton Semi-finals Live Updates Online

Updated: 19 November 2016 16:37 IST - Published: 19 November 2016 14:20 IST
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This is Sindhu's first final since the Rio Olympics!!!!

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FINAL SCORE: PV Sindhu wins 11-21, 23-21, 21-19 and advances to the final.

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Sindhu gets two match points at 20-18 of which the Korean saves one. But the Indian comes up with a blazing smash that lands just on the line as Hawk-eye confirms it later! Sindhu wins the game 21-19.

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After giving back the lead, the Indian storms back with a wonderful smash to inch ahead 19-18

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Sindhu has opened up a two-point cushion with an 18-16 lead.

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But errors and some determined play from the Korean puts her back into this. She has made it 15-15 and the game continues in the same fashion for 16-16

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A brilliant Sindhu extends the lead to 15-13

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It is Sung now who is looking clearly fatigued and thus concedes a 14-13 advantage to Sindhu.

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After miscuing a shot, Sindhu makes up for it with a fabulous high drop and makes it 11-12 and then  even levels the game 12-12

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It's an extremely tight and gritty affair now. Both are varying their shots well enough to trouble the other. An energy-sapping rally ends with both players crouching to catch their breath. Sung goes into the interval with a slim 11-10 lead.

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And she seems to have finally understood it as she now has made it all even at 9-9

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Sindhu has not been able to keep the momentum going for long and that is what has emboldened the experienced Korean. The Indian MUST make an effort to check her errors like she did in the latter stages of the second game where she saved three match points for the astonishing comeback.

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The Indian is trying to stage a fightback here and has closed the gap to 5-7

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Sindhu needs to be careful not to let the Korean run away and build a huge lead. Currently, Sung leads 7-3

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Sung now trying to assert herself as she inches ahead 4-2.

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GAME 3
Tight competition in the early stages of the decider and they locked at 2-2

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WHAT A COMEBACK!!!!

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Sindhu makes the comeback complete by taking the second game 23-21

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As Madhumita Bisht hollers, ''Patience, patience'' Sindhu takes a game point for 21-20 but the Korean's smart net-play erases it for 21-21

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With a clever mix of great lifts and superb touches at the net, the Indian IS BACK 20-20

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And she has taken another point for 19-20

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A long rally that ends with a clever high drop-shot from Sindhu's racquet - 18-20

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Sung has reached match point opportunity at 20-17 now. 

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Sung has now inched ahead to 18-16. Time is running out for the Indian. Can she still make a comeback?

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Once more, the lead keeps on swinging both ways. Currently, they are locked at 15-15.