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World Badminton Championships 2017: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara final, Live Score and Updates: Sindhu loses 19-21, 22-20, 20-22

Sindhu settles for the silver medal.
Updated: 27 August 2017 21:33 IST - Published: 27 August 2017 16:06 IST
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And with that, we wrap up this blog on an astonishing women's singles final.

What a match! Still exhausted just by watching!

India ends its 2017 World Championships campaign with 2 medals in the same year for the first time - a silver for Sindhu and a bronze for Saina Nehwal.

Let us hope we get to increase that count in the near future!

Goodnight!
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And applause to Nozomi Okuhara for being the first Japanese women's singles player to become a world champion in the 40-year history of the tournament.

It was just a difference of one or two points and she held her nerves brilliantly to get them. Just awe-inspiring display from the Japanese. She adds this prestigious tittle to her glittering resume that already has an All England Championships crown, the World Superseries title and an Olympic bronze medal that she won at Rio last year.

Wow!!

All by the age of 22

INCREDIBLE!!!!!
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Sindhu might have lost but she can hold her head high with that performance! She left EVERYTHING on the court!

Kudos for that massive, massive effort. Sindhu will surely get many more chances.
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This match will definitely go on to remain as one of the best matches ever played in the sport of badminton!
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It is a shame that this match has only one winner

because the guts, the stamina, the perseverance that they showed make both of them winners!
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Final score: Nozomi Okuhara beats PV Sindhu 21-19, 20-22, 22-20 in 1 hour 50 minutes!!!!

Just look the duration of the match!!
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What a pulsating match it was! We are left speechless!
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Okuhara wins it with the perfect drop!

22-20
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Sindhu's high shot finds the net


20-21
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Heart of a lion!

Sindhu saves it by finding the corner

20-20
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Mishit at the net from PV....match point to Okuhara... 20-19
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How are they even producing this astonishing quality at the fag end of the third game?
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And Okuhara continues to get them....just beyond words!

19-19
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Sharp cross court slice cuts through Sindhu's heart....now the lead is 19-18
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Nozomi sends it wide...Sindhu goes up 19-17
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This is now the longest match of the tournament
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Sindhu up 18-17
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Again puts pressure on the Sindhu backhand and gets chance to finish with a smash on the forehand wing... 17-17
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Okuhara can't put the shuttle across the net.... Sindhu up 17-16
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This match is extremely physical
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Nozomi's net brilliance shines through.. 16-16
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16-15 to Sindhu
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Sindhu screams after Nozomi sends the shuttle into the tramlines
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And it is followed by a Nozomi error

15-15
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Okuhara attacking the backhand wing of Sindhu... Up 15-14
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Now Nozomi sends it out

14-14
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Sindhu's smash is blocked by the net..13-14
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The last rally was of 42 shots!
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13-13 after Okuhara finds the net
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Desperate challenge from Sindhu and it is unsuccessful

And she gets yellow card 

12-12
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What grit and stamina from these two!
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12-11 for Sindhu
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Nozomi never tires! What a rally!

11-11
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Nozomi at the net is dangerous as always....10-11
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And Nozomi goes wide....Sindhu up 11-9 at the interval
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Great smash dished out by Sindhu...10-9
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9-9 as Pusarla fumbles at the net
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Great crosscourt slice by Okuhara....8-9
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9-7 now... Two-point lead
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8-7 now for the Indian
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7-7
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Great drop by Sindhu...7-6
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6-6
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Okuhara up 6-5
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Sindhu hits directly at Okuhara's body..5-5
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Sindhu playing intelligently... Trying to hit back behind at Okuhara...4-5
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Baby steps for Sindhu to try and get back into this...3-5
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2-5 now after she hits the shuttle back to corner
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5-1 to Nozomi now....Sindhu struggling physically.
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And 4-1 now to the Japanese
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