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Saina Nehwal vs Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Thailand Open GP Gold 2017 semifinal - As it happened

Final score - Saina 19-21 18-21 Ongbamrungphan
Updated: 03 June 2017 16:35 IST - Published: 03 June 2017 16:46 IST
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That's all from us today here! See you tomorrow for Sai Praneeth's final.
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A crushing loss for Saina! She fought tooth and nail but her Thai counterpart held her nerve in the end.
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The Thai has two match points now!
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This will go down to the wire! 16-16 after a beautiful drop by the Thai.
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Both shuttlers are looking to break away but it's not just happening. 15-15!
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It's truly anybody's game now! 14-14 as both shuttlers push hard.
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All square at 13-13 now!
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Busanan claims three points in a row. 
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As Saina was threating to pull away, the Thai responds with a delicious drop. 13-10!
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This time it's Saina who goes into the break with the upper hand. 11-8!
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As the players tire out, the match is getting more and more interesting. Saina leads 10-8!
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It's neck and neck here at 9-7! The rallies are getting longer!
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Saina with a slight edge at 7-5.
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A tight start to the second game as well. It's locked at 4-4.
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Underway in the second game and Saina leads 2-1!
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Can Saina fight back in the second?
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The Thai holds her nerve and takes the first game!
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19-19! What will happen next?
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It's anybody's game from here. 18-18!
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It's getting tight now as the Thai clinches four points in a row. It's all square at 17-17 now!
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Saina was looking to break away but the Thai is slowly clawing her way back. She's three points behind now.
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Saina has upped the ante after the interval. She leads by three points now.
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Saina takes the lead for the first time in the match as she wins four straight points in a row. 13-11 now!
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All square at 11-11 now!
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Saina takes point after a long rally! A deceptive forehand drop outfoxed the Thai.