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Thailand Open 2018: Men's Doubles Semifinal: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran/Sanil Shetty vs Harmeet Desai/Manav Thakkar, Live Updates

Sathiyan and Shetty def Desai and Thakkar 7-11, 11-5, 11-9, 5-11, 11-3 to enter the final.
Updated: 19 May 2018 19:00 IST - Published: 19 May 2018 16:40 IST
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The Indian paddlers thus continue their fine run from the Commonwealth Games and that is so heartening to see.

That's all from us at Sportskeeda.

Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of the final.

Goodbye!
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Final score: Sathiyan and Shetty def Desai and Thakkar 7-11, 11-5, 11-9, 5-11, 11-3 to enter the final.
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Sathiyan and Shetty will fight for the gold tomorrow while Thakkar and Desai have to be content with the bronze.
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And Sathiyan and Shetty convert!!!!!

They take the fifth game 11-3 and win this match.
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But that's all they can do as Sathiyan and Shetty take the next 5 points to go up to 10-3
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Thakkar and Desai reduce the deficit to 2 points now.

3-5
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Very strong play by the experienced Indians now.

5-1
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It's 4-1 to Sathiyan and Shetty
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And they build on it further to inch ahead to 3-0
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It's 2-0 to Sathiyan and Shetty in the decider
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The fifth game will decide who will go through to the final.
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And they have got the fourth game 11-5.

What an absorbing duel between the Indian pairs!!
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It's 9-5 to Desai and Thakkar currently.
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And they are indeed fighting back!

Desai and Thakkar take a 7-4 lead with some determined display!
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Can Thakkar and Desai fight back and stretch this match?
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It continues in the same vein.

3-3
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The teams are evenly poised at 2-2 in Game 4
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They are 2 games to one up!
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Sathiyan and Shetty hold their nerves to take the next couple of points and grab the third game 11-9.
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It's 9-9

What a game!
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And it's quickly all level.

8-8
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The tide has turned!

Now Sathiyan and Shetty have gone up again!

They lead 8-6
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Desai and Thakkar still ahead at 6-4.

How long can they hold on to it?
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But they lose the next three points as Desai and Thakkar storm ahead to 5-3
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Shetty and Sathiyan carry their momentum to Game 3 and build a 3-2 lead
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And they make it count!

Shetty and Sathiyan take Game 2 with an 11-5 score.

It's one game apiece.
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But Shetty and Sathiyan regain control soon after.

They surge to 8-5
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Shetty and Sathiyan build a two-point lead at 6-4 but it is quickly erased.

They now lead 6-5
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It's still on level terms at 4-4
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Not much to choose between the two right now as they are tied at 3-3
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It's 1-1
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Can Sathiyan and Shetty make a comeback in Game 2?

Let's find out.
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The 1st game looked evenly balanced!

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Final Score in game 1: Sathiyan/Sanil 11 - 7 Harmeet/Manav
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Game point for Sathiyan and Sanil
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Score in game 1: Sathiyan/Sanil 8 - 7 Harmeet/Manav
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Welcome to Sportskeeda.com's live coverage of the Men's Doubles Semifinal. 
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An all Indian Semi-final comes our way from Thailand as two Indian men's doubles team take on each other. 

The match will be played in Bangkok, Thailand and will be the Semi-final of the tournament. 

Team one consists of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sanil Shetty while team two is made up by Harmeet Desai and Manav Vikash Thakkar. 
Gnanasekaran and Shetty reached to the Semi-final stage easily. They beat Malaysia's Muhamad Ashraf Haiqal and Chee Feng Leong in straight games to claim victory in the only round played so far in the tournament. 
On the other hand, Desai and Thakkar had to face competition from Thailand's Yanapong Panagitgun and Supakron Pankhaoyoy. In the end, the Indians prevailed against the Thai by a scoreline of 3-1. 
Both the teams will be looking to make it through to the final of the tournament and bring some silverware as the all-Indian clash comes live from Thailand.