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Syed Modi International 2018 Badminton Live: Saina Nehwal vs Rituparna Das, Live score & Updates | 23rd November 2018

Nehwal def Das 21-19, 21-14 in 35 minutes to enter the semi-finals
Updated: 23 November 2018 20:08 IST - Published: 23 November 2018 19:30 IST
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AND SAINA GETS THE JOB DONE!

IT'S A 21-19, 21-14 WIN FOR NEHWAL IN 36 MINUTES!

SHE ENTERS THE SEMI-FINALS!
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SIX MATCH POINTS FOR NEHWAL!

20-14
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18-13 now for the former champion!

She needs three more points to get the win!
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After the break, Saina is smoothly moving ahead.

Up now at 14-11
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Saina staves off the challenge from Das and lead 11-9 at the time of the mid-game break
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This is still an extremely competitive game!

Saina barely leads at 8-7
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It's 6-6 now
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The youngster is refusing to be dominated and showing all her fighting spirit here
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Das comes back to make it 5-5
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Saina doesn't make mistakes like the first game and opens up a 3-0 lead in Game 2
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Saina bags the tight opening game 21-19
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Game point to Saina as she shows her champion qualities here!

20-19
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It continues to be a big fight for the points!

19-19 now
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It's a tremendous fightback by the young Rituparna!

She has drawn level at 17-17
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And Saina is slowly extending her lead over her young compatriot!

16-13 she leads!
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14-12 to Nehwal
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And with seven points in a row, Saina is now into the lead!

12-11
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It's all Saina after the break as she keeps adding the points steadily!

Saina now trails 10-11 after getting five points in a row!
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Das takes an 11-5 lead at the mid-game interval!!!!!!

Who saw this coming?
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Das is still up 9-5
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Saina is an expert of comebacks..how long can Das hold on to her lead?
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Das now up 8-4
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It's a slow start for Saina as she levelled at 3-3 but let Rituparna surge to 7-4 after that
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Das takes a 3-2 lead now
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And Das draws level at 2-2
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Nehwal takes the first two points and opens up a 2-0 lead