Live Semi-final Badminton Match between PV Sindhu vs Ratchanok Intanon, BWF World Tour 2018 Finals in Ghuabzhou, China
PV Sindhu beats Ratchanok Intanon 21-16, 25-23 to reach the final of BWF World Tour Finals 2018
11:50 IST: Back to back points for PV Sindhu as takes it her lead to 23-23 against Ratchanok Intanon.
11:48 IST: Ratchanok Intanon gets the crucial point to make it 22-22 in the second game.
11:47 IST: Ratchanok Intanon hits it wide this time and PV Sindhu now has a game point. Sindhu 22-21 Intanon
11:45 IST: Beautiful cross-court smash from PV Sindhu and Ratchanok Intanon had no answer to that. Sindhu makes it 20-20 in the second game.
11:44 IST: Ratchanok Intanon misses out on that occasion. Hits it with too much power and the shuttle falls behind the back-line. Sindhu 19-18 Intanon
11:42 IST: Too wide on that occasion from Ratchanok Intanon and PV Sindhu collects to consecutive points. Sindhu 18-16 Intanon
11:39 IST: Another crucial point for Ratchanok Intanon and she is now in the lead in the second game. Fourth successive point for Intanon. Intanon 16-15 Sindhu
1:37 IST: PV Sindhu hits it wide on the left line and has yet gifted another point to Ratchanok Intanon. Sindhu 15-13 Intanon
11:35 IST: Brilliant cross-court shot from PV Sindhu and Ratchanok Intanon fails to make it in time. It’s 11-11 at the moment in the second game.
11:33 IST: Too wide on that occasion from PV Sindhu and Ratchanok Intanon goes into the mid-break with a slender 11-10 lead against Sindhu.
11:31 IST: Unforced error from PV Sindhu and Ratchanok Intanon makes it 10-10 in the second game.
11:30 IST: Three consecutive points for PV Sindhu. Ratchanok Intanon makes the wrong call on that occasion as the shuttle falls on the line. Sindhu 10-7 Intanon
11:27 IST: Ratchanok Intanon is giving a tough fight to Sindhu in the second game. Wins another crucial point with a drop shot. Sindhu 7-6 Intanon
11:26 IST: Brilliant smash from PV Sindhu. Extends her lead to 6-3 against Ratchanok Intanon in the second game.
11:24 IST: Too wide on that occasion from PV Sindhu. Goes for the cross-court shot but hits it too wide. Back to back points for Ratchanok Intanon. Sindhu 4-2 Intanon
11:22 IST: Four consecutive points for PV Sindhu right at the start of the second game. Sindhu is moving brilliantly on the court at the moment.
11:19 IST: Another unforced error from Ratchanok Intanon and PV Sindhu takes the first game 21-16.
11:17 IST: PV Sindhu getting ahead now in the first game. Fourth successive points takes her to 19-15 lead against Ratchanok Intanon.
11:14 IST: Beautiful cross-court smash from Ratchanok Intanon and a wrong-footed PV Sindhu is unable to make the return. Sindhu 15-14 Intanon
11:13 IST: Wrong judgement on that occasion from Ratchanok Intanon and Sindhu gets back-to-back points. Sindhu 14-12 Intanon
11:11 IST: Ratchanok Intanon scores the first point after the break. Sindhu 11-10 Intanon
11:09 IST: Another unforced error from Ratchanok Intanon and PV Sindhu goes into the mid-break with a 11-9 lead.
11:07 IST: Three consecutive points for PV Sindhu. Brilliant judgement on that occasion from Sindhu. The shuttle lands outside the back-line. It’s 10-7 at the moment in favour of the Indian.
11:05 IST: It has been a tight contest so far between the two players. Another unforced error from PV Sindhu and the scoreline in 7-7 at the moment.
11:02 IST: Beautiful drop shot from Ratchanok Intanon. Sindhu fails to reach and Intanon makes it 4-4 in the first game.
11:01 IST: PV Sindhu makes it 2-2 with a cross court shot. Intanon fails to land the shuttle inside the line on the left side.
10:59 IST: Ratchanok Intanon gets the first point of the match. Unforced error from the Sindhu and Intanon gets an easy point.
10:59 IST: Ratchanok Intanon with the first serve and here we go!
10:55 IST: PV Sindhu and Ratchanok Intanon are out on the court for the second semi-final of the day. We are minutes away from the start!
10:50 IST: Mixed doubles pair of Wang Yilu and Huang Dongping beat Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Highashino 21-9, 19-21, 21-13 to enter the final of BWF World Tour Finals.
10:30 IST: Currently, Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Highashino of Japan are up against Wang Yilu and Huang Dongping of China in the mixed doubles semifinals. Up next is the match between PV Sindhu and Ratchanok Intanon.
10:15 IST: PV Sindhu has been in red-hot form in the tournament so far. Sindhu finished on top in Group A with three wins. On the other hand, Ratchanok Intanon was second in Group B with two victories.
09:50 IST: Ratchanok Intanon has a 4-3 lead in her head-to-head record against PV Sindhu but the World No. 6 has not lost to her Thai opponent since 2016. Sindhu’s last two wins were both in straight games against Intanon.
09:45 IST: Nozomi Okuhara has already qualified for the final of BWF World Tour Finals after defeating compatriot Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 21-14.
09:30 IST: Hello and welcome to live updates of the women’s singles semi-final between PV Sindhu and Ratchanok Intanon.
PV Sindhu registered her third straight win at the BWF World Tour Finals 2018 to advance through to the semi-finals of the tournament on Friday. World No.6 Sindhu eased past Beiwen Zhang of the US as she secured a comfortable 21-9, 21-15 win to face Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon. Dominating the majority of the match, Sindhu completed the win in just 35 minutes. PV Sindhu moved brilliantly on the court and used the net to her advantage as World No. 12 Zhang struggled against the Indian shuttler. With three wins, Sindhu also finished at the top of her group.
Earlier, Sindhu got off to a slow start in the first game, giving an early 4-0 lead to Zhang but then quickly recovered to make it 6-6. Sindhu, took two more points to take a slender lead for the first time in the game before taking an 11-8 lead at mid-break of the first game. Sindhu then continued with the momentum and took seven straight points to extend her lead to 18-8. Towards the end, three back-to back points helped Sindhu wrap up the first game 21-9 in just 15 minutes.
In the second game, Sindhu had a terrific start as she took an early 5-0 lead. Zhang, then showed grit and fought hard to reduce the gap to 8-9 but Sindhu eventually went into the break with a slender 11-9 lead. From 14-12, Sindhu took six consecutive points to extend her lead to 20-12 and then closed the second game 21-15 in 20 minutes to register a comfortable win.
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