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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.