World Badminton Championships 2018, Women's Singles, Quarterfinal: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 03, 2018 21:31 IST

Sindhu def Okuhara 21-17, 21-19 to enter the semi-finals


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And that brings us to the end of our live blog of this match.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates from the semi-final.

Until then, it's a goodbye from all of us at Sportskeeda.

21:29 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Through Sindhu, Indian badminton has assured yet another medal from this grand tournament this year after what has so far been a very disappointing campaign.

21:28 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu will take on Akane Yamaguchi in the battle for a final spot.

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And with this, Sindhu ensures yet another medal from this prestigious tournament to add to her one silver and two bronze.

21:25 (IST)3 AUG 2018

That was an incredible display of mental strength and tactical prowess from Sindhu after that initial deficit.

Suffice to say, this was a big, big win for Sindhu. It took her only 58 minutes to master the Japanese who had denied her the gold medal last year.

21:23 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Final score: Sindhu def Okuhara 21-17, 21-19 to enter the semi-finals

21:21 (IST)3 AUG 2018

A year after losing an incredible final to Okuhara, Sindhu avenges the defeat in straight games.

21:19 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Okuhara sends the shuttle long and Sindhu WINS!!!!

21:18 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu has match point as Okuhara puts her backhand into the net.

21:17 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Okuhara comes up with a sharp crosscourt shot.


21:16 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu converted defence into incredible offence!

Gopichand applauds!

19-18 to Sindhu

21:14 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Okuhara concedes an easy point through error and it is 18-18

21:13 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Okuhara takes the immediate next point and makes it 17-17

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Now the referee intervenes and tells the umpire that Okuhara wasn't late.

The challenge is done and it shows that Okuhara was indeed out.

21:12 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Okuhara's shot lands wide and she is denied a challenge.

Sindhu given a point to go up to 17-16

21:09 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Again two points for the Japanese to get back into the lead.


21:08 (IST)3 AUG 2018

This is cat-and-mouse chase now.

Sindhu trailed but has again equalled the score at 14-14

21:06 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu tried to reach a backhand but failed 


21:05 (IST)3 AUG 2018

And Sindhu has progressed into the lead for the first time in this game.


21:03 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Pretty loose few points from the Japanese after the break and Sindhu is back in this at 11-11

21:01 (IST)3 AUG 2018

11-8 to the Japanese at the midgame interval.

20:59 (IST)3 AUG 2018

The rallie are getting longer and longer now.

45 shots!

Sindhu wins it and trails 8-10 

20:57 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu is trying to go for guile and deception to inch her way back into this.

Sindhu trails 7-10

20:57 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu comes on top of a long rally with a soft touch at the net.

It had 32 shots

20:54 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu has just gone quiet and looking subdued in this game.

She is giving away cheap points.

Okuhara leads 9-3

20:53 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu was exactly at this stage even in the first game

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And Sindhu gets two more points to now trail 3-6

20:51 (IST)3 AUG 2018

After losing five straight points, Sindhu is finally on the scoreboard at 1-5 

20:50 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Okuhara makes a positive start to Game 2 and leads 3-0

20:46 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu comes up with a pacy angular smash from the forecourt to take the first game 21-17.

20:45 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu is down on the court after relentless defence from Okuhara.


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Big crosscourt smash from Sindhu!

Game points at 20-16

20:43 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu was in control of the rally but made a mistake at the net.

Sindhu 19-16

20:42 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Okuhara is moving and fighting hard.

Sindhu is still ahead at 18-15

20:40 (IST)3 AUG 2018

And 17-13 to Sindhu now.

20:38 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu has managed to increase her lead slightly here as the intensity from both players is getting higher.

15-13 to Sindhu

20:35 (IST)3 AUG 2018

And Okuhara is right back in this.

She now trails by 1 point at 12-13

20:35 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu pushing Okuhara into the deep corner to take away the control of the net from her.

Sindhu leads 13-10

20:32 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Okuhara misses an easy shot.

Sindhu up 11-10 going into the midgame interval.

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And very quickly it is 10-10

20:30 (IST)3 AUG 2018

A rattled Okuhara has lost her sharpness and now trails 8-10

20:29 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Lovely string of points for the Indian. She is into the lead for the first time at 9-8

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It is all level at 8-8

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This time Okuhara goes wide. She is clearly perplexed.


20:28 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Again great play by Sindhu. Flicking the shuttle fast into the deep corners to surprise the Japanese.

Sindhu 6-8

20:25 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Good length from Sindhu. She comes up with a flat shot that lands on the backline.


20:24 (IST)3 AUG 2018

It is 6-3 to the Japanese.

20:23 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Sindhu trying for crosscourt angles, but the precision is missing.

Sindhu 2-5

20:22 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Now Okuhara sends the shuttle wide!

She is 4-2

20:21 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Yet again, it is the same error.

Sindhu 1-4
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