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Uber Cup 2018, Group A: India vs Australia, Live Updates

India def Australia 4-1; Nehwal, Jakka & Prabhudesai win in singles; Ghorpade-Sawant win in doubles
Updated: 21 May 2018 15:36 IST - Published: 21 May 2018 11:18 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage of this tie. Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us for the live updates from India's Thomas Cup tie against Australia later in the day at 5.30pm IST.

Goodbye!
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INDIA HAVE WON THIS TIE 4-1

THAT WAS A GREAT OVERALL PERFORMANCE FROM TEAM INDIA AFTER A DISASTROUS START ON DAY 1.

Saina Nehwal led from the front and the young girls supported her well.
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ANURA PRABHUDESAI HAS WON 21-6, 21-7 IN JUST 18 MINUTES!!!!
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18-7 for Anura.

She needs just three more points to get the win.
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It's 17-6 to the Indian now as she inches closer to victory.
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It's 11-4 to the Indian heading into the mid-game interval.
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Anura has now gone up to 10-4

She is pretty much unstoppable at present!
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It's 5-1 to the Indian in Game 2.

She is continuing from where she left in Game 1
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Anura takes the first game 21-6.

That was a mindblowing display from the Indian youngster. She didn't put a foot wrong there.
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And the Indian now has 14 GAME POINTS!!!!

20-6
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18-6 to the young Indian
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Anura is playing some fast and aggressive badminton.

She is up 17-6 now
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Anura Prabhudesai clearly looks inspired in the final match of the tie against Zecily Fung.

She leads 11-5 at the time of the mid-game break.
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India thus have an unassailable lead of 3-1 in this tie now.
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IT'S A 21-19, 21-11 WIN FOR THE INDIAN GIRLS!!!!!
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AND THE INDIANS HAVE WON THE MATCH!!!!!
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And they have added a couple more points to get to a 19-11 lead.
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It is 17-11 to Team India now
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Some more aggression from the Indians and they soar to a 14-8 lead now
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The gap is still of four points now.

12-8
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The Indians take an 11-7 lead going into the break.
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10-7 to the Indians after some fabulous exchange between the two pairs
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The Indians take a couple of crucial points to have a 6-4 lead at present.
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It continues to be an evenly fought contest in Game 2

4-4
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It is 1-1 in Game 2
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It became a very tight contest towards the end after a spirited fightback from the Aussies but the Indians did enough to stave off their challenge and take the first game 21-19.
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It's 19-15 now to Team India
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The Indians manage to regain their lead right after that.

16-14
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AND THE AUSSIES HAVE LEVELLED THIS GAME!!!


14-14
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It's 14-12 to the Indians at present after the Aussies got a couple of points
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13-9 to the Indian shuttlers
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The Indians take a vital point and go to the mid-game interval with an 11-7 lead.
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But the Indians manage to stretch their lead further, just when things were getting too close for comfort!

10-7 India
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The momentum has briefly shifted to the side of the Aussies.

They now trail by just two points at 5-7
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It's 7-3 to Team India currently
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The Indians have made a good start and now lead 6-2
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Next up is the second women's doubles pair of Ghorpade and Sawant against Ma and Slee.
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AND JAKKA GETS THE WIN FOR INDIA!

SHE WINS 21-17, 21-13 IN 31 MINUTES!!!!

THIS IS INDIA'S SECOND WIN OF THE TIE!!!!

INDIA 2-1 AUSTRALIA NOW
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It's 19-13 to Jakka now!!

So poised and hardly ever ruffled by the presence of a senior opponent on the opposite side of the net!
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Tam gets one point back through a big smash

She is now at 13-16
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It is 15-10 to the Indian at present
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The young Indian has stepped up to the challenge very well. She is now up 13-6
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It's 11-5 to the Indian at the time of the mid-game interval.
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The pace of the match has slowed down but Jakka is still in control of things.

8-4 to the Indian
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And Jakka now has a FIVE-POINT LEAD OVER TAM!!!!!

7-2
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And Jakka has gone up to 3-1 now
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It is 1-1 in Game 2
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This is a superb show from the 16-year-old! Can she take another game?
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Jakka has taken the first game 21-17
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Now Tam is showing her fighting spirit here. She has pulled back a couple of points and now trails 16-18
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