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World Team Table Tennis Championships 2018, Men's Group Stage: India vs Croatia, Live Match Updates

India def Croatia 3-2
Updated: 01 May 2018 23:02 IST - Published: 01 May 2018 18:07 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage! The legendary Achanta came to the rescue once again, just like always! And Sathiyan and Desai too pitched in with 2 good wins!

Thanks for staying with us. Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live coverage from the final day of group play.

Goodnight!
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And with that win, India stay in contention for the knock-out stages. Four teams will qualify from each of the four groups.

After 2 wins and 2 losses, the Indian men are currently tied with three other teams with 6 points each. India will take on Austria in their final group assignment on Wednesday and the outcome of that tie is crucial for India's qualification.
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India thus beat Croatia 3-2
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Final score: Achanta def Pucar 11-8, 11-8, 10-12, 10-12, 11-5
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The entire Indian squad is out and is embracing him! Scenes of joy for the Indian contingent in Sweden
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AND ACHANTA WINS!!!!!
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MATCH POINTS FOR ACHANTA!

10-5
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Pucar again pushes the ball wide!

9-5 to the former CWG chanpion
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Another point for the Croat!

5-8
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And the gap is now of four points!

8-4
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It's 8-3 to the Indian!

Smooth sailing so far!
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The Croat gets a point to trail 3-7
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It's 7-2 to the Indian presently
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Quick change of direction awards a point to the Croat

2-6
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The Indian veteran now leads 6-1
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Another error from the Croat and it is 5-1 to the Indian
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4-1 to the Indian and he is fired up!
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3-1 to the Indian after Pucar's backhand fails
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2-0 to Achanta
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First point to the Indian in the decider
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Pucar takes the fourth game as well, 12-10
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FOURTH GAME POINT FOR THE CROAT

11-10
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It's 10-10
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He saves a second one!
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Achanta saves one!
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THREE GAME POINTS FOR THE CROAT!

10-7
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A couple of errors from the Indian and it is 9-7 to the Croat
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AND IT IS 7-7
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Pucar makes another error, allowing Achanta to get back to 6-7
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Achanta gets a vital point

5-7
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The Croat is constantly attacking the Achanta backhand and is getting a few points!

6-4 to Pucar
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4-4
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Backhand error from Achanta!

3-4
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And it is 3-3 currently
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3-1 to the Indian
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1-1 in Game 4
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Pucar gets it done!

He gets the third game 12-10
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4th game point for Pucar
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ACHANTA SAVES ALL THREE GAME POINTS!

10-10
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Error from Pucar and Achanta now trails 9-10
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Achanta saves one!

8-10
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GAME POINTS FOR PUCAR!

10-7
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Pucar gets another vital point for a 9-7 lead
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Achanta is still trailing by one point!

7-8
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The Croat now sends the ball out of the table!

Achanta 6-7
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The ball stayed on Achanta's side and the Croat is up 7-4
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It's 5-3 to the Croat, who looks fired up
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A winner down the line from Pucar to make it 3-3
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3-1 to the Indian now