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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Soumyajit Ghosh vs Ueda Jin & Yoshimura Maharu, Live score and updates, Men's doubles final, Asarel Bulgaria Open 2017

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 20, 2017 16:53 IST

Ueda/ Yoshimura 11-13 11-7 11-4 6-11 11-5 Ghosh/Gnanasekaran


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And they take it 11-5! The Indians ran them close but the top seeds held their nerve to take home the victory.

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Five championship points!

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Ueda with a fine shot under pressure! A cross-court forehand gives his team an 8-4 lead.

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The Indians call a timeout. They trail 6-3 in the decider.

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At the break, it's 4-2 in favour of the top seeds.

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In the final game, it's the Japan pair that has a 3- lead at the start.

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And they take it on the second attempt. We're into a decider!

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5 game points for Ghosh and Sathiyan!

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Despite the Japanese pair winning two points in a row, the Indians fight back with two of their own. They lead 8-4 now.

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Is the comeback on? It's a 6-2 lead for the Indian pairing. 

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It's 3-3 in the fourth game so far and has already seen two incredible rallies!

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And that's a wrap in the third game! The top seeds take the third game 11-4.

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The top seeds are building a lead in the third game as well. 7-3, the score now.

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The next two are won by the Japanese duo. They lead 4-2.

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Third game starts and it's 2-2 after the first four points.

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And the top seeds take the second game! 11-7!

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Unlucky! A net cord shot allows the Japanese side a simple put-away! 10-7!

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7-6 now! What a brilliant rally!  

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The top seeds display their class and have made it 6-4 in the second game.

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The score in the first game stands at 3-3.

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Ghosh! Brilliant!

Anticipates the drop serve and pounces on it with a cross-court winner.

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A top spin backhand from the Japanese paddler lands behind the table.

And India convert on the next point finally! 13-11, the first game to Ghosh and Gnanasekaran.

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Saved! We're even at 11-11 now.

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Third game point for India, a falling shot this time by Sathiyan.

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The Japanese save the two game points, with Ghosh's shot going out off the net cord.

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What a shot to bring up game point by Ghosh! A diving shot from the left side of the table lands in.

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The Indians race into a 9-7 lead, but the Japanese pair takes one point back.

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The next four points are traded as well, making it 7-7.

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Ghosh makes it 5-5 with a brilliant, deep forehand.

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It's 3-3 at the start of the first game.

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The players have made their way on to the court.

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Indian table-tennis players Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Soumyajit Ghosh Are all set to create history and will be looking to become the first-ever men's doubles pairing from India to win an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Major Series event. 

They go up against the pairing of Ueda Jin & Yoshimura Maharu from Japan, who are the top seeds, in the final of the Bulgaria Open. Stay tuned as we bring to you the latest updates from the action!
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