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Thomas Cup 2018, Group A: India vs China, Live match updates

China def India 5-0
Updated: 22 May 2018 22:06 IST - Published: 22 May 2018 15:32 IST
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And with that, we have arrived at the end of our live coverage. Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of India's Uber Cup tie vs Japan.

Goodbye!
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Also kudos to Sai Praneeth and the pair of Arun George and Sanyam Shukla for taking a game each off their respective Chinese opponents.

It wasn't a day to remember for India as they now exit the Thomas and Uber Cup 2018, but surely they will work on the positives that they got from this tie.
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In both the meetings so far, Sen managed to take a game off the great Lin Dan.

That itself says how much talent he has. He needs work on his endurance level. It will surely get better as he matures further.

Sen is definitely one to watch.
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China complete the whitewash 5-0.
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Dan gets the next two points as well.

He wraps up the win!

It's 16-21, 21-9, 21-8 to Dan
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Sen dives into the court in an exceptional attempt at defending. But Lin gets the point, anyway.

It's 19-8 to Lin
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It's 18-8 to Dan now as Sen is slowly fading away
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Big forehand smash into the corner by Sen!

He now trails 7-15
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It's 13-6 to the former World No. 1
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Great retrieving by Sen but Dan has the last laught at the net.

Dan up 11-4 at the time of the midgame break.
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Sen still has a long way to go if he wants to catch up with the Chinese.

He is now 2-9 down
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Dan is alternating between deft touches and big smashes to keep Sen guessing.

He is up 5-1
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It's a 3-0 lead for the Chinese in Game 3
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Dan takes the second game 21-9
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11 game points for Dan
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19-9

No stopping the great Dan
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It's a big 10-point lead for Dan now.

18-8
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Sen is looking powerless to stop the Dan barrage.

He trails 7-13
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At the midgame interval, Lin is up 11-7
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Sen is trying his best to counter the Dan attack but is unable to do so.

6-10 he trails
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The Chinese has gone up to 9-4 now.

More power, more attack. 
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It's a much better start from Lin Dan in Game 2.

5-2 he leads
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And Sen takes the first game 21-16.
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Game points for the Indian

20-16
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The Chinese can't control his errors and that has allowed Sen to go up to 19-16.
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The great Chinese has fought back to 15-17, but it is pretty impressive from the young Indian so far.
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But Sen has gone up to 15-11 through some great placement.
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Lin Dan has fought back to 10-12 now
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The teen is up 11-7 heading into the midgame break.
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They met just a few weeks back at the New Zealand Open. Sen took a game there. Can he do the same or perform even better today?
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The 16-year-old is showing a variety of shots and has gone up to 9-5 over the mighty Chinese.
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In the final rubber of the tie, Lakshya Sen is up 5-4 over the great Lin Dan
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The Indians showed great fighting spirit, but a win was not to be!

The Chinese showed their vast experience in the end!
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And the Chinese have won this!

21-15, 20-22, 21-15
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A couple of points for the Indians and they are now 15-19
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It's 18-13 now for the Chinese
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It's a 16-11 lead for the Chinese now as they look intent on crossing the finish line.
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In their haste to finish points, George makes mistakes at the net.

The Indians trail 10-13
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The Indians take a couple of points on resumption.

They trail 8-11
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It's 11-6 to the Chinese going into the midgame break.
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With a barrage of smashes they race ahead to 8-3
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The Chinese have slender lead of two points in the third game.

5-3
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We are going into a decider!
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And they have converted it!

22-20
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The Indians have a game point now.

21-20
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And the Indians save a match point.

20-20
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The Chinese are lacking in sharpness now.

19-19
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And 18-18

Can they sneak out a game?
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17-17
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And they have!!!!

16-16