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Satwiksairaj/Chirag Shetty vs Marcus Gideon/Kevin Sukamuljo badminton Olympics 2021 LIVE: India lose 21-13, 21-12 against dominant Indonesia

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 26, 2021 10:34 IST

Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty lose 21-13, 21-12 against dominant Indonesia

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10:28 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Match over!

GIDEON Marcus Fernaldi/SUKAMULJO Kevin Sanjaya beat
RANKIREDDY Satwiksairaj 21-13 21-12.

The Indian pair started out strongly testing the World No.1 men's double but as things progressed the Indonesian took over. It was a promising clash, given Shetty and Reddy had beaten World No.3 in the opening game. However, things just went downhill for India after a toe injury to Shetty.

India did put on a show early in the second set, leading 6-3 at one point. But then Gideon and Sukamuljo went all out to take 14 points on the trot. Indonesia have confirmed their place in the last 16. India need to win their next game to stand a chance to qualify. They will face Great Britain in the next match on July 27.

Until then, take care and goodbye!

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Chirag/Satwik 12-21 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

10:27 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Eight match points for the Indonesians. 

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Chirag/Satwik 12-20 Sanjaya/Fernaldi 

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India fightback

The Indians are trying to fight back with two consecutive points.

But Indonesia has been too much for the young Indian team.

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Chirag/Satwik 12-19 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Chirag/Satwik 12-18 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Three points away are the Indonesians from the win. 

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Game 1 Stats
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Chirag/Satwik 10-18 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Chirag/Satwik 10-16 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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The match is slipping away from Chirag and Satwik.

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Match Facts
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Chirag/Satwik 9-15 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Chirag/Satwik 9-14 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Advantage Indonesia

Gideon and Sukamuljo continue to dominate the Indian pair. Shetty and Reddy need to come together as a team. There is some lack of combination which the Indonesian pair is taking advantage of.

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Back-to-back points from the Indonesians after the break. 

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Chirag/Satwik 8-13 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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The players are back on the court. 

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And just like the first game, the Indonesians reach to 11 points first in the second game too. They have 3 points advantage. The Indian pair needs to produce something magical now. They are capable. 

10:22 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Chirag/Satwik 8-11 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Chirag/Satwik 8-10 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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The India duo ends the run of three straight points. 

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Chirag/Satwik 8-9 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Is Shetty's injury worrying?

Normally, Shetty is so comfortable at the net, but it seems his confidence is a little tinted since that injury to his toe.

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Now three straight points for the Indonesians. 

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Chirag/Satwik 7-8 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Chirag/Satwik 7-7 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Chirag/Satwik 7-5 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Match Facts
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Great rally by the two teams. Extraordinay badminton from the teams on either side of the net. 

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Shetty's masterstroke

Sukamuljo was absolutely committed to the serve.  The Indian is moving sideways before serving and it is certainly distracting the Indonesian duo.

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Chirag/Satwik 6-4 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

10:18 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Three straight points won by the Indians. Much better show. 

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Chirag/Satwik 6-3 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Chirag/Satwik 4-3 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Chirag/Satwik 3-2 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Brilliant Teamwork

The Indian duo is slowly starting to come together. It seems Mathias Boe, head coach, has asked Shetty and Reddy to be more aggressive against the top seed.

10:15 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Good start from the Indians in the second game. More intent from them. 

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Chirag/Satwik 2-1 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Chirag/Satwik 1-0 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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Indonesian to start the second game. 

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We are ready for the second game! The players are back on the court. 

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The first game goes the way of the Indonesian pair of GIDEON Marcus Fernaldi and SUKAMULJO Kevin Sanjaya. Short rallies were on show in the first game. The Indian pair hit too many shots in the net. 

10:12 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Chirag/Satwik 13-21 Sanjaya/Fernaldi

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The Indian pair saves one game point. 

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Chirag/Satwik 13-20 Sanjaya/Fernaldi
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