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Saina Nehwal vs Dinar Dyah Ayustine Live Score and Commentary Macau Open Second Round

Updated: 01 December 2016 11:49 IST - Published: 01 December 2016 10:35 IST
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And that's it from us, friends! Hope you enjoyed our live coverage. We shall be back tomorrow with the live coverage of Saina Nehwal's quarter-final match. Goodbye and have a great day.

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Every match is important for Saina at this stage as she needs to get back the feel of high-level competition again. She might be struggling and it is not unexpected given she is recovering from a surgery but as the matches wear on, she is also getting back her fighting spirit. And that is so good to see!

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Saina Nehwal thus moves into the quarter-finals where she faces World No. 224 Zhang Yiman of China.

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Full score: 17-21, 21-18, 21-12

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SAINA TAKES THE THIRD GAME 21-12 AND WINS THE MATCH!!!!!!!

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And she has EIGHT MATCH POINTS AT 20-12

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She is 2 points away from the win at 19-12 now!!!!!

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Saina is nearing victory! Up ahead 18-12 now!!

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Another point for the lower-ranked player who is now 12-17

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A long rally goes to Ayustine who trails 11-17 now

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The Indian is now 7 points ahead at 17-10

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Ayustine takes a point for 10-15

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And extends it to 15-9

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Nehwal inches ahead to 14-9

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Post-break, Saina still has the advantage at 12-9.

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At half-time, Nehwal is ahead 11-8.

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The World No. 50 now trails 8-10

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And Nehwal has gone up 10-7.

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Ayustine takes a point to close in on 7-9

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Saina goes up 9-6 now

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She still has a 2-point lead at 8-6

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Can she run away with the game now much like she did in the first half of the 2nd game?

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And she extends it to 7-5

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Saina has taken a slim lead of 6-5 here

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And they are locked at 5-5 now!!