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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMay 01, 2018 23:02 IST

India def Croatia 3-2

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23:02 (IST)1 MAY 2018

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!

23:00 (IST)1 MAY 2018

22:56 (IST)1 MAY 2018

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.

22:50 (IST)1 MAY 2018

India thus beat Croatia 3-2

22:50 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Final score: Achanta def Pucar 11-8, 11-8, 10-12, 10-12, 11-5

22:49 (IST)1 MAY 2018

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!!!!!

22:46 (IST)1 MAY 2018

MATCH POINTS FOR ACHANTA!

10-5

22:46 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Pucar again pushes the ball wide!

9-5 to the former CWG chanpion

22:46 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Another point for the Croat!

5-8

22:45 (IST)1 MAY 2018

And the gap is now of four points!

8-4

22:45 (IST)1 MAY 2018

It's 8-3 to the Indian!

Smooth sailing so far!

22:44 (IST)1 MAY 2018

The Croat gets a point to trail 3-7

22:44 (IST)1 MAY 2018

It's 7-2 to the Indian presently

22:44 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Quick change of direction awards a point to the Croat

2-6

22:43 (IST)1 MAY 2018

The Indian veteran now leads 6-1

22:43 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Another error from the Croat and it is 5-1 to the Indian

22:42 (IST)1 MAY 2018

4-1 to the Indian and he is fired up!

22:42 (IST)1 MAY 2018

3-1 to the Indian after Pucar's backhand fails

22:41 (IST)1 MAY 2018

2-0 to Achanta

22:41 (IST)1 MAY 2018

First point to the Indian in the decider

22:40 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Pucar takes the fourth game as well, 12-10

22:39 (IST)1 MAY 2018

FOURTH GAME POINT FOR THE CROAT

11-10

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It's 10-10

22:39 (IST)1 MAY 2018

He saves a second one!

22:38 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Achanta saves one!

22:38 (IST)1 MAY 2018

THREE GAME POINTS FOR THE CROAT!

10-7

22:38 (IST)1 MAY 2018

A couple of errors from the Indian and it is 9-7 to the Croat

22:37 (IST)1 MAY 2018

AND IT IS 7-7

22:37 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Pucar makes another error, allowing Achanta to get back to 6-7

22:36 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Achanta gets a vital point

5-7

22:36 (IST)1 MAY 2018

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

6-4 to Pucar

22:35 (IST)1 MAY 2018

4-4

22:34 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Backhand error from Achanta!

3-4

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And it is 3-3 currently

22:34 (IST)1 MAY 2018

3-1 to the Indian

22:33 (IST)1 MAY 2018

1-1 in Game 4

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Pucar gets it done!

He gets the third game 12-10

22:31 (IST)1 MAY 2018

4th game point for Pucar

22:31 (IST)1 MAY 2018

ACHANTA SAVES ALL THREE GAME POINTS!

10-10

22:30 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Error from Pucar and Achanta now trails 9-10

22:29 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Achanta saves one!

8-10

22:29 (IST)1 MAY 2018

GAME POINTS FOR PUCAR!

10-7

22:28 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Pucar gets another vital point for a 9-7 lead

22:28 (IST)1 MAY 2018

Achanta is still trailing by one point!

7-8

22:27 (IST)1 MAY 2018

The Croat now sends the ball out of the table!

Achanta 6-7

22:26 (IST)1 MAY 2018

The ball stayed on Achanta's side and the Croat is up 7-4

22:25 (IST)1 MAY 2018

It's 5-3 to the Croat, who looks fired up

22:24 (IST)1 MAY 2018

A winner down the line from Pucar to make it 3-3

22:24 (IST)1 MAY 2018

3-1 to the Indian now
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