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

China def India 3-0 in this tie.
Updated: 29 April 2018 14:47 IST - Published: 29 April 2018 10:30 IST
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The India No. 1 Manika Batra was the best performer of the tie for India and she made a couple of games very competitive for her World No. 5 opponent.

Other than that, the Chinese girls proved to be a barrier too high for the Indians.
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And with that result, China have defeated India 3-0 in this tie.
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Final score: Chen def Patkar 11-8, 11-1, 11-5 to give China a 3-0 lead
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And Chen takes the third game 11-5, and with it, the match as well.
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Chen hasn't allowed any breathing room for Patkar after that as she builds a 9-5 lead
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And Patkar got another point to reduce the deficit to just two points.

4-6
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Chen maintains her three-point advantage at 6-3
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Patkar gets a point to close the gap to 2-5
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4-1 to the Chinese now
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It's 2-1 to Chen in Game 3
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Chen takes the second game 11-1
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Chen is adding points very, very easily now and has totally stamped her class in this game.

It's 8-1 to Chen
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It's 5-1 now for Chen as Patkar is finding it very hard now
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Chen opens up a 2-0 lead now in Game 2
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Chen takes the first game 11-8.
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Chen has game points now but Patkar isn't far behind!

Chen 10-8
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Patkar makes it a two-point gap now at 6-8
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Patkar has been unable to handle the spin and has allowed the World No. 1 to go up to 8-5
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And Chen finally breaks free and imposes her game.

She is up 7-3
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Chen inches ahead to 4-3

So far Patkar hasn't let her higher-ranked opponent to build a big lead
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The match starts and it is 2-2 currently
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Next up is Madhurika Patkar against the World No. 1 Chen Meng.
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Batra stayed very close to the Chinese and even had leads in both Game 1 and Game 2, but eventually failed to convert that good work into games due to unforced errors off her backhand.
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Final score: Wang def Batra 12-10, 11-9, 11-5 to give China a 2-0 lead over India
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A forehand unforced error from Batra gives the game and the match to the Chinese.
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Wang up 9-5
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Manika now trails 4-8 as the World No. 5 looks very, very determined not to give an inch of space to the Indian
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Batra gets a point but Wang has already raced ahead to 7-2
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And Wang is playing very fast and short points...Batra looking unsettled.

Wang up 5-1 already
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Wang opens up a 2-1 lead in Game 3
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Batra has been playing well and making it pretty tough...just a couple of unforced errors at crucial junctures are letting her down.
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Once more Batra's backhand lets her down and the game goes to Wang 11-9
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Game point to Wang at 10-9
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It's a time-out now
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Batra's backhand fails and it sends Wang up to 9-8
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The ball goes out from Batra and they are again on par!

8-8
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One backhand error from Batra and a forehand winner from Wang put them back on level terms

7-7
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Batra makes her mark here as she inches ahead to 7-5
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Still not much to choose between the two!

4-4
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And it is 3-3
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The two are tied at 2-2 in Game 2
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A couple of unforced errors from Batra gives the first game 12-10 to the World No. 5
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And it is 10-10 as well

What a start to the second rubber!
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And they continue to make this a hard-fought affair!

9-9
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It's all even now at 8-8
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WHAT AGGRESSION FROM THE TWO!

The Chinese gets a couple of points back and now trails 6-8
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And makes it 8-4

Pretty pumped up!
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Batra has been calm and poised....calculating her moves well.

She takes a 7-4 lead over the World No. 5
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And Manika has made a good start.

The two are tied at 4-4 in the first game