Syed Modi International 2018 Badminton Live: Saina Nehwal vs Han Yue, Live score & Updates | 25th November 2018

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 25, 2018 16:36 IST

Han Yue def Saina Nehwal 21-18, 21-8 to win the title


16:36 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Saina ends her 2018 season with the Commonwealth Games gold, the Asian Games bronze and Asian Championships bronze.

16:34 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Saina had no energy left in the tank in the second game. Looked very slow and fatigued.  

16:31 (IST)25 NOV 2018

This is the first senior level title for Han Yue.

Congratulations to her for coming back from a huge deficit in the first game.

16:30 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Final score: Han Yue def Saina Nehwal 21-18, 21-8 to win the title

16:27 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And Han Yue wins the title!

16:26 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Han is bubbling with energy while Saina lacks spirit

Saina 8-19 now

16:24 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Crosscourt forehand smash from the Chinese!

Han up 14-8

16:24 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Saina finally wins a rally.

She now trails 8-12

16:21 (IST)25 NOV 2018

No aggression from Saina at all.....she looks subdued.

Saina trails 6-11 at the time of the midgame interval.  

16:20 (IST)25 NOV 2018

The accuracy is very much lacking. She misses a net shot too.

Saina 6-9

16:17 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Saina is going for shots deep at the baseline. But her precision is missing.

Han up 7-5

16:16 (IST)25 NOV 2018

It's 5-5 as the game continues to be competitive.

16:15 (IST)25 NOV 2018

It's 3-3 in the second game

16:12 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Who would have thought of that? Saina was ahead at 17-12....the game looked to be in her grip!

16:11 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And Han Yue makes her effort count!

She takes the first game 21-18

16:09 (IST)25 NOV 2018

With a short backhand corner, Han is now up 19-18

16:09 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And the two are now on level terms!


16:08 (IST)25 NOV 2018

This is getting closer now.

Saina's lead has been cut down to just 1 point.

16:08 (IST)25 NOV 2018

The Chinese fought back well to take four points but Saina has once again gone up to 18-16

16:06 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Saina is moving much better and has gone up to 17-12

16:04 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Han got three points in a row but Saina has since wrested control.

Saina up 14-12

16:02 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Strong comeback from the Chinese!


16:01 (IST)25 NOV 2018

11-9 advantage to Saina at the time of the midgame interval.

16:00 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Three points in a row for the Indian, much to the crowd's delight!

10-8 to Saina

15:59 (IST)25 NOV 2018

It's 8-7 to Han Yue now 

15:57 (IST)25 NOV 2018

It's 6-6

15:57 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Han can't control a dropshot.

Saina goes up to 6-5

15:56 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Han sends the shuttle long!


15:56 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Saina is now choosing her spots much better.

Has come back to 4-5

15:55 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Loose errors coming from Saina's racquet as she is yet to settle into the match.

Trails 2-5

15:54 (IST)25 NOV 2018

The slow start continues as Saina now trails 1-4

15:53 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Strong start by Han Yue and she opens up a 3-0 lead
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