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

France def India 3-2
Updated: 30 April 2018 00:09 IST - Published: 29 April 2018 19:38 IST
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Goodnight!
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And with that, France def India 3-2 in this tie.

Both the wins for India were fetched by Sharath Kamal Achanta.

Sathiyan had a match point in the first rubber, but failed to convert it.
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Final score: Lebesson def Sathiyan 11-13,  11-4, 11-9, 11-3
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Lebesson takes it 11-3, and with it, the match as well.
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Lebesson has seven match points now
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Sathiyan is fading away as Lebesson storms past him to 9-3
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It's 5-2 to the Frenchman now
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The Frenchman is now up 3-1 in Game 4.

Can Sathiyan still come back?
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Lebesson gets the third game 11-9
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It has been a tight battle so far
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Lebesson inches ahead to 9-8
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Lebesson is making it very tough for Sathiyan, but the Indian still has his nose in front at 8-6
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Sathiyan opens up a 5-3 lead in Game 3
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They are one game apiece.


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Lebesson gets the second game 11-4
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Sathiyan pulls back a couple of points to reduce the deficit.

He now trails 3-9
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It's 7-1 to the Frenchman now
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Lebesson opens up a 4-0 lead now in Game 2
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Sathiyan takes the first game 13-11
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Game point to Sathiyan again!
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It's 11-11 currently
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It's 10-10
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Game point to Sathiyan now.


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And it is 9-9
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Lebesson inches ahead to 9-8 now.
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The Frenchman also comes storming back and makes it 7-7
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Sathiyan quickly regroups and goes up to 7-5
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The Frenchman rebounds to get four points in a row.

He is up 4-2
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Sathiyan takes a couple of points to open up a 2-0 lead
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The India No. 1 Sathiyan will now try to win this tie for India when he takes on the World No. 28 Emmanuel Lebesson.
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Achanta just brought forth his years of experience and class to get that big win!
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Final score: Achanta def Gauzy 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 14-12
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And with that win, France and India are tied at 2-2
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Achanta has UPSET the World No. 10
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Finally Achanta DEFEATS Gauzy!!!!!

The Frenchman couldn't save any more match point!!!!!
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Another match point for the Indian!
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It's 12-12
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And Gauzy saves it!

Any surprise?
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Sixth match point for Achanta
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Gauzy saves a fifth match point in total!

10-10
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And he saves a second one!

9-10
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Gauzy saves one to trail 8-10
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Gauzy does his usual trick - saving match points!

He is becoming a pro at that!
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3 more match points for Achanta!!!!
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Again Achanta pulls away to 9-7.

Can he convert this into a win?
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And it continues in the same way!

7-7
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It's all even at 6-6
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Achanta pulls back a couple of points.

3-5 he trails
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Saving those match points looks to have reinvigorated him.
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Gauzy is now up to 5-1