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Sai Praneeth vs Kento Momota: BWF World Championships 2019 Semifinal Live Score, Commentary and Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 24, 2019 17:27 IST

Kento Momota defeats Sai Praneeth 21-13, 21-8 to advance to the World Championships final

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17:27 (IST)24 AUG 2019

Sai ends his journey with a bronze medal!

Well done!

17:27 (IST)24 AUG 2019

Kento Momota defeats Sai Praneeth 21-13, 21-8 to advance to the World Championships final

17:25 (IST)24 AUG 2019

12 match points for the highly clinical Momota!

20-8

17:24 (IST)24 AUG 2019

Yet another fast attacking lefty shot from the Japanese as he goes up to 19-8

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The 10-point difference continues with Kento up 18-8

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Sai looks to have run out of ideas as Momota looks every bit the better player!

Up 17-7

17:20 (IST)24 AUG 2019

It's 14-5 to Momota now as the Japanese is being relentless and simply refuses to give Sai any chance!

17:16 (IST)24 AUG 2019

A very one-sided first half of the second game ends in Momota's favour at 11-3

17:14 (IST)24 AUG 2019

Points are coming fast and furious for the Japanese now.

Momota up 9-2 now

17:13 (IST)24 AUG 2019

Momota has been patient and absolutely sharp. Momota is defending very well as he races ahead to 7-2

17:11 (IST)24 AUG 2019

Momota continues from where he left and builds a 4-2 lead in Game 2

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And Momota takes the first game 21-13

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Momota adds four points quickly to go up to 20-12

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The 4-point difference continues as Momota leads 16-12

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Sai looks clueless right now as Momota has clearly got into his head

17:00 (IST)24 AUG 2019

No let-up in intensity from the top seed and he cruises to 14-10

16:57 (IST)24 AUG 2019

With a down-the-line smash winner, Momota goes up to 11-10

16:56 (IST)24 AUG 2019

What a defense by Sai!

Returns Momota's smash with power!

It's 10-10

16:54 (IST)24 AUG 2019

Very good approach from Sai to pin Momota to the backhand corner and draw error.

Momota still leads 9-8

16:52 (IST)24 AUG 2019

What a fast reaction from Momota!

Just pushes back the shuttle fast!

Momota takes the lead at 7-6

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And it's 5-5

16:50 (IST)24 AUG 2019

It's 5-3 for the Indian but the Japanese is now trying to vary the position of the shuttle.

16:48 (IST)24 AUG 2019

Sai is banking on his good placements to put Momota under pressure.

Sai leads 3-1

16:46 (IST)24 AUG 2019

Sai makes a good start and leads 2-0

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And we are back with Sai Praneeth's semi-final against the World No. 1 Kento Momota.
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