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Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu vs Fitriani Fitriani and Kidambi Srikanth vs Sai Praneeth Semi-finals Live Commentary and Match Updates

Live coverage of the 2017 Syed Modi International semis.
Updated: 28 January 2017 20:31 IST - Published: 28 January 2017 18:25 IST
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That wraps up our live coverage of the Syed Modi International semis. Do join us tomorrow for the final. Goodbye!
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Sai will face the eighth seeded Sameer Verma for the title on Sunday.
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Sai Praneeth WINS, 15-21, 21-10, 21-17
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And Sai has reached match points at 20-17.
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And Sai has inched ahead to 19-17. Upset brewing?
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It is still all level at 17-17. Some amazing shotmaking going on currently!
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And Srikanth has evened the score at 15-15 just like the champion he is!
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Finally, the defending champion looks to have woken up. Sri has reduced the gap to 10-13.
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It is 11-6 for Sai Praneeth at the break.
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Sai is now up 8-3.
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It is 7-3 now for the ninth seed. If Sri doesn't make an effort here, the defence of his title will be over!
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Game 3

At the moment, Sri has a lot of questions but no answers as Sai has gone up 4-1. 
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21-10 it is for Sai and the match is all square now.
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And it is 20-10 now for the 9th seed.
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Sai is now cruising at 19-10.
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Sai is now up 15-8. Sri seems to have gone off the boil totally.
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And at half-time, Sai has an 11-6 advantage! Wow! That's quite a turnaround!
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It is 9-6 now for the lower seed.
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How long can he hold on to this?
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Sai is still in control and has built a 3-point lead now at 8-5.
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Sri came back to level the game at 3-3 but since then Sai has once again wrested back the advantage at 5-3.
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Game 2

Sai has a tiny lead in the second game and is now up 3-2.
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And Srikanth converts. It is 21-15 for the third seed!
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Srikanth has reached game points now at 20-15.
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Srikanth stops the rot and makes it 19-14 now.
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And another for 14-18.
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And he takes yet another point to make it 13-18.
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Can he keep up the pressure?
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Sai is fighting back now and has reduced the deficit to 12-18.
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It is 17-9 now for Srikanth, who looks very confident at the moment. 
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Sri is still very much in cruise control, 14-8.
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At the mid-game interval, Sri leads 11-4.
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The aggressive Srikanth has now rocketed to 10-3. It's all going his way at the moment.
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The defending champion has built a huge 8-2 lead now. Can Sai come back?
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Smooth sailing for Srikanth currently and he is now 5-1.
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The match has started and Srikanth has quickly surged to 3-1.
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Don't go anywhere, guys. We have another mouthwatering semi-final up next. It is between the men's singles defending champion Kidambi Srikanth and the ninth seed B Sai Praneeth.
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Sindhu will face unseeded Gregoria Mariska tomorrow for the title. The Indonesian is ranked 120th.
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This is Sindhu's 8th final at the Grand Prix Gold level.
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Sindhu reaches the final. This will be her third final at this tournament. She has never won the title.
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And Sindhu WINS, 21-11, 21-19
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Sindhu has now taken 3 straight points and has reached match points at 20-18.
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And Fitriani now leads 18-17.
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Great backhand from Fitriani and it is 17-17
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And she has levelled it! 16-16
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Fitriani's perseverance has paid off. She has now reduced the deficit to just 1 point. It is 16-15 for Sindhu.
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Sindhu is still maintaining a 2-point lead and is currently at 16-14.
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The match continues to remain very close. Sindhu is now up, 13-11.
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And at half-time, it is the Indian who is up 11-8.
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Sindhu still has held on to the lead and has a 10-8 advantage.