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Satwiksairaj, Chirag Shetty win 21-16, 16-21, 27-25: Scores, updates & match commentary

By : Sportskeeda Desk
Updated: July 24,2021 12:11:51 (IST)
Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty win 21-16, 16-21, 27-25

12:11 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
OUR BOYS ARE GIANT-KILLERS AND THEY FEAR NOBODY!

LET'S HOPE SATWIK AND CHIRAG CAN BRING THIS MAGIC AGAINST THE WORLD NO. 1 PAIR ON MONDAY!

With that hope, we conclude our badminton updates for the day. 

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Goodbye!

12:09 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
SATWIK AND CHIRAG WILL NEED THIS BELIEF AND CONFIDENCE AS NEXT UP FOR THEM IS THE WORLD NO. 1 PAIR OF MARCUS FERNALDI GIDEON AND KEVIN SANJAYA SUKAMULJO.

THAT MATCH IS ON MONDAY, JULY 26TH.

12:06 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
WHAT A START TO SATWIK AND CHIRAG'S OLYMPIC DEBUT!

Wang Chi-Lin and Lee Yang came into the Tokyo Olympics having won 3 TITLES THIS YEAR. THEY WERE THE MOST IN-FORM PAIR OF 2021.

SATWIK AND CHIRAG HAD BELIEF ON THEIR SIDE. THEY MADE A FANTASTIC START WITH A SUPERB SHOW OF AGGRESSION.
THE TAIPEI PAIR UPPED THE ANTE IN THE SECOND GAME.

EVEN IN THE 3RD GAME, THE TAIPEI TEAM LED TILL 19-17.

BUT OUR INDIAN BOYS DIDN'T LET THAT DETER THEM.

AND WHAT A FINISH! SATWIK AND CHIRAG NEEDED SIX MATCH POINTS AND SAVED ONE MATCH POINT AS WELL TO GET THE EPIC WIN!!!!


THIS IS A HUGE RESULT FOR INDIAN DOUBLES!

LET'S HOPE THEY CAN CONTINUE FLYING HIGH.

12:00 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
SATWIK AND CHIRAG HAVE CAUSED A HUGE UPSET!!!!!

THEY BEAT THE WORLD NO. 3 PAIR OF LEE YANG AND WANG CHI-LIN 21-16, 16-21, 27-25

11:58 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
And the Indians have won!!!!!!!!


11:57 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
The Indians save the match point and have a sixth match point 

11:57 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Now the Taipei pair have a match point of their own

11:56 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
24-24

5 match points get wasted

11:56 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
And a fourth match point gets wasted as well

 

11:55 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
The Indians had  3 match points but the Taipei team save them all

11:54 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Taipei duo saved a match point but they send the shuttle long

11:52 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
And the Indians have a match point 

11:51 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Chirag hits hard at Lee


It's 19-19

11:50 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Lee and Wang are relentless now. A quick exchange at the net leads to an error from Indians.

It's 19-17 to Taipei

11:48 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Chirag created brilliant angles to get one crucial point.

Indians trail 15-17

11:46 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
But things are changing here quickly.

A few too many unforced errors send the Taipei pair up to 16-13

11:45 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Little to separate the two teams at the moment.


The Indians are pegging them back every time the Taipei pair are moving ahead.

It's 13-13

11:41 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
But the Taipei team quickly make amends and take 3 points on the trot to take a tiny lead of 11-10.

11:39 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Chirag lets out a shout after drawing out an error at the net from the Taipei pair.

India up 10-8

11:36 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
And they storm back to 7-7

11:36 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
The tempo of the game seems to have gone down. The Indians need to pull out big smashes 

11:36 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
A few unforced errors from the Indian pair have handed a 6-5 lead to the World No. 3 pair 

11:32 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
GAME 3


The two pairs are now evenly poised at 2-2

11:28 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
The Indians saved a couple of game points but the Taipei pair have taken the second game by an identical score of 21-16.

11:25 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
The Indians are finding it a bit difficult to deal with the intensity of the shots coming from the other side of the net.

It's 19-12 for the Taipei pair.

11:22 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Wang is hitting harder and harder now.

The World No. 3 are up 15-9 now

11:19 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
It's just a matter of three points. Can the Indians come back?

11:19 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Yang and Chi-Lin have taken an 11-8 lead at the mid-game interval.

11:17 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
It's still very close. The Taipei pair are marginally ahead at 8-7

11:13 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Satwik and Chirag have forced their way back into the game and are now at 4-4

11:12 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
A pro-active attitude from the Taipei pair in Game No. 2 and they take a 4-2 lead in the second game.

11:08 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Yang and Chi-Lin have been this year's most in-form pair and are the World No. 3. This is a huge, huge start for our Indian rockstars!!!!

CAN THEY CONTINUE THIS SAME APPROACH IN GAME NO. 2?

Let's find out!

11:07 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
SATWIK AND CHIRAG TAKE THE FIRST GAME 21-16

THIS IS A SUPERB START FOR THE INDIAN PAIR!

11:06 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
FOUR GAME POINTS FOR THE INDIANS

11:05 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
What a smashing return from Chirag!

Just 2 points from the first game at 19-15

11:03 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Yang and Chi-Lin are yet to find their range.

Too many unforced errors from the Taipei pair at the moment.

Satwik and Chirag need to capitalize on it.\

It's 18-12 to the Indians

11:01 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
It's a commanding 14-9 lead for the Indians.

But they cannot afford to relax.

The World No. 3 can come back any moment.

10:58 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Can they continue this way after the break?

10:57 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Satwik and Chirag have taken an 11-7 lead at the mid-game interval.

Boe is giving them tips at the break now.

10:56 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
This is a fast, fast moving game!

Each rally lasting 4-5 shots!

Attacking game at its best!

It's still a lead for the Indians at 8-6

Chirag's anticipation and Satwik's attack are working brilliantly!

10:53 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
The Indians are serving well but it's their return that is doing the damage!

It's 6-3 to the Indians

10:52 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
THIS IS A BLAZING START FOR THE INDIANS!

OUR BOYS ARE ON THE ATTACK RIGHT FROM THE WORD GO!!!!!

IT'S 4-1 TO THE INDIANS

10:50 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Yang and Chi-Lin are World No. 3 while the Indians are 10th

The Taipei pair have won three titles at the start of the year!!!!

This is a tough one but our boys have enough confidence to take down big names!!!!

10:47 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
THE BOYS ARE HERE!!!!

SATWIK AND CHIRAG HAVE NEVER PLAYED LEE YANG AND WANG CHI-LIN

CAN THE INDIANS CAUSE AN UPSET????

10:42 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
UPDATE:

KIM & KONG HAVE WON THE MATCH

CHIRAG AND SATWIK WILL SOON BE ON THE COURT!

10:16 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Guys, a little more wait to see our boys in action!

Update: Kim and Kong just won the second game 21-12.

Chirag and Satwik will be on court after this match.


09:55 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Update: The Stoeva sisters have taken the first game 23-21.

If they win the next game as well, the Indians will be on the court after that.




09:29 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
Update: Du Yue and Yin Hui Li of China just won their match.

Up next on Court 3: Kim Soyeong and Kong Heeyong vs Gabriela & Stefani
Stoeva.


Rankireddy/Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin follows that match. 

09:14 (IST)

24 Jul 2021
As we wait for the match, let's predict the score of Rankireddy/Shetty vs Yang/Chi-Lin.

Who do you think will win and in how many games?

We have started a poll. Let's keep the votes pouring in.
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