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Thomas Cup 2018, Group A: India vs France, Live updates

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Updated: 20 May 2018 11:50 IST - Published: 19 May 2018 23:33 IST
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But it's Popov who has the last laugh as he seals the final set 21-19. 
Final Score: Popov def Sen 22-20, 19-21, 21-19.

It's all done and dusted as Lakshya Sen too, much like the Indian contingent failed to end up on the winning side. With this loss, India suffers a 4-1 upset at the hands of the French.
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What drama!

Lakshya Sen saving his best for the last as he takes 3 points on the trot to make it 19-20. 
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The French shuttler edges closer to set and match point. Can Lakshya Sen script a comeback or will he suffer a setback?
Score: 19-15.
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The French takes the lead once again in the penultimate moment.
Score: 17-15, Popov leads
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And Sen squanders the lead for the umpteenth time in this match as Popov level terms at 15-15.
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Lakshya Sen exerting his dominion in the final set as he leads 15-12.
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Popov is showing good fight, but the Indian shuttler is not letting the French have it easy.
Score: 11-9, Sen in the lead
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Lakshya Sen looking consistent as he maintains the 3 points lead. 
Score: 10-7!
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The Indian extends his lead to three points.
Score: 8-5.
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Lakshya Sen looking to build on the momentum from last game as he takes the lead at 5-4.
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Set 3 evenly poised so far with the scores reading 2-2.
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It's time for Set 3!
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The Indian shuttler scripts an emphatic victory in set 2 to keep himself in the hunt for the match. 
Score: 21-19
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And it's set point for Lakshya Sen. Score 20-19
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Looks like the set will go all the way down to the wire with the scoreline evenly poised at 17-17.
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The Indian shuttler takes the lead after an in intriguing net rally. Sen leading 16-15.
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Sen shows strong character to pull the game back at 14-14!
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Lakshya Sen with a clever drop shot to make it 12-13. Can he overturn the deficit and take the lead?
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Looks like Lakshya is finding it hard to establish his foothold as he again succumbs to a two points deficit.
Score: 11-9, in favour of the French shuttler. 
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The Indian has negated the deficit with 4 consecutive points. It's even-stevens currently in set 2 at 9-9
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Lakshya Sen not letting his guards down as he pulls back two points to make it 9-7.
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Popov doubles his lead to four points.
Score: 9-5, Sen trails.
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The French shuttler establish a two point lead with the scoreline reading 7-5 in his favour.
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Score tied currently at 2-2 as Lakshya Sen will be keen to not repeat his deeds of Set 1.
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Set 2 begins!
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