India have a busy day with badminton today with PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen in action as far as Singles semi finals are concerned. As far as doubles are concerned, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand and while Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will take the floor later
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 21 - 18 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
THEY HAVE DONE IT!! BRONZE MEDAL FOR JOLLY AND GOPICHAND!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 20 - 18 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
AN INSIDE OUT SMASH BY JOLLY GIVES INDIA TWO BRONZE MEDAL POINTS!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 19 - 18 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Gopichand now finds the smash winner right over the net to give India the lead again.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 18 - 18 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Jolly gets a drop shot to fall on the line to level the score.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 17 - 18 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
AND NOW THE AUSSIES LEAD!!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 17 - 17 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
AND WE ARE LEVEL!!! THE INDIANS ARE THROWING THIS AWAY!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 17 - 16 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Somerville intercepts the shuttle to drop in the winner.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 17 - 15 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Jolly with the smash at the net to relieve some pressure.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 16 - 15 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
OH MY!! A poor return by Gopichand is returnd for a winner. JUST ONE POINT BETWEEN THEM NOW!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 16 - 14 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
The Aussies are coming back into it. TWO POINT GAME AGAIN
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 16 - 13 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Gopichand ups the tempo and goes for the body for Chen. Gets the point.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 13 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Jolly tries to attack the serve but all she can find is the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 12 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
An error by Gopichand is followed by a Jolly error. THREE POINT GAME NOW!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 10 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Jolly has had enough of it as she attacks the net to take the point.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 14 - 10 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Error by Gopichand again. The Aussies are getting close now. FOUR POINT GAME!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 14 - 9 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Jolly and Gopichand get in each other's way on that one and it ends with the latter hitting the shuttle into the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 14 - 8 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
WHAT A SHOT! Jolly keeps attacking the Aussies with smash after smash. She changes it at the very end and wins it off the drop.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 8 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Error by Gopichand this time.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 7 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
AGAIN IT IS THE JOLLY SMASH THAT CREATES PROBLEMS FOR THE AUSSIES.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 12 - 7 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
THE AUSSIES ADD TWO MORE TO THE TALLY!!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 12 - 5 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
A smash by Gopichand is mishit by Somerville for a winner.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 12 - 4 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
The Indians start off right where they had left off. A smash to Somerville's backhand is not returned this time.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 11 - 4 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
AND THEY WILL GO INTO THE BREAK LEADING BY SEVEN!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 10 - 4 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
A mishit by Jolly allows Chen to finish at the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 10 - 3 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Jolly's smash leaves Somerville on the ground before Gopichand attacks her to win the points.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 3 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
BUT BACK TO BACK POINTS FOR THE INDIANS MEANS THAT THEY LEAD BY SIX NOW!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 7 - 3 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Gopichand's return is in the middle of nowhere and the Aussies jump it.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 7 - 2 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
This tikme Gopichand bisects the Aussie duo with a well placed smash.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 6 - 2 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
A poor return for Somerville at the net allows Jolly to smash in the winner.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 5 - 2 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Chen tries to go for the smash and all she finds is the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 4 - 2 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
AND THEY EXTEND THE LEAD!! Somerville hits her return into the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 3 - 2 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
BUT BACK TO BACK POINTS HAND INDIA THE LEAD GAIN!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 1 - 2 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Again Jolly gives the call for an out. This time it falls in and there was nothing Gopichand could have done with that.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 1 - 1 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
Somerville does well to turn defence into attack as she drops the shuttle into open space. Jolly gets to it but it only means that the Aussie can finish at the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 1 - 0 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
India draw first blood. Jolly fakes the smash and drops it in. Somerville dives but can only hit her return into the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 0 - 0 CHEN/SOMERVILLE (1 - 0)
The scoreline does not do justice to how well the Indians played in that game. They had trailed by a couple of points at the break. Post that, it was one way traffic. They took 12 off the 16 avaialble points,
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 21 - 15 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
AND THEY WILL TAKE THE FIRST GAME!! ONE MORE GAME AND THEY WILL BE COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDALLISTS!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 20 - 15 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Jolly's drop is into the net. FIVE GAME POINTS TO GO
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 20 - 14 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
A clear by India is adjudged to be long. It is a late call and the Indians challenge it. IT IS LONG!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 20 - 13 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Somerville allows a Jolly drive to drop. It drops on the line. GAME POINTS!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 19 - 13 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Gopichand finishes at the net this time.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 18 - 13 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Somerville goes for the drop again. This time it is wide.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 17 - 13 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
A constant barrage of Jolly smashes are all returned. Eventiually, she gets one right and Somerville puts it wide.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 16 - 13 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
A very long rally ends with a cross court drop by Somerville.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 16 - 12 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Again Jolly comes up with the body smash to seal the point.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 12 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Somervilla throws her racquet in the air as she mishits the shuttle into the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 14 - 12 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
The streak comes to an end as India hit one long.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 14 - 11 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Gopichand finds the corner through a drive. THREE POINT GAME!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 11 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
And now extend it as Jolly join the party with a body smash.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 12 - 11 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Another finish at the net by Gopichand sees the Indians take the lead.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 11 - 11 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Now Gopichand pounces at the net to level the game up.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 10 - 11 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Jolly makes up for it with a big smash return on the serve,
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 11 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
A really long rally ends with Somerville intercepting a low drive to attack Jolly with a push to the body. All the Indian can do is hit it into the net. Two point lead for the Aussies going into the break
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 10 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FINISHED!! JOLLY MISSES A SIMPLE FINISH AT THE NET!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 9 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
AND WE ARE LEVEL AGAIN!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 8 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Jolly's smash has too much behind it and Chen can only return it wide.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 8 - 8 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
After Chen finds a winner, Jolly hits one into the net. LEVEL SCORES!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 8 - 6 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
After another Aussie point, Jolly gives Gopichand a call that the clear is long. She lets it drop and it is long.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 7 - 5 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
The Aussies get some luck as the shuttle cathes the top of the tape before falling over.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 7 - 4 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
This time her clear is well wide of the line.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 7 - 3 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
She makes up for it by winning a quick rally at the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 6 - 3 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Gopichand again with the error. Her down the line drop is into the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 6 - 2 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
BACK TO BACK POINTS FOR THE INDIANS!!!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 4 - 2 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Another point for the Indians is followed by a Gopichand error.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 3 - 1 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
The Australians put themselves on the board but hit another one long.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 2 - 0 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
Jolly lets the shuttle drop and it falls long. TWO POINT GAME
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 1 - 0 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
What a way to start the game. A long rally ends with Jolly finishing with a drop shot.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 0 - 0 CHEN/SOMERVILLE
HERE WE GO!!
We have one more game tonight. The bronze medal match in the Women's doubles event.
SRIKANTH 21 - 18 TEH (1 - 0)
TEH HITS IT LONG!!! SRIKANTH HAS THE BRONZE MEDAL!!
SRIKANTH 20 - 18 TEH (1 - 0)
OH MY!!! HE COMES UP WITH A DOWN THE LINE SMASH!!
SRIKANTH 20 - 17 TEH (1 - 0)
Mid rally Teh clutches his leg and Srikanth just puts it wide of him. BRONZE MEDAL POINTS!
SRIKANTH 19 - 17 TEH (1 - 0)
OH NO!!! SRIKANTH'S DOWN THE LINE SMASH IS WIDE!!! TWO POINT GAME!
SRIKANTH 19 - 16 TEH (1 - 0)
Srikant comes and collects the shuttle himself. AND HE CHANGES IT TO GIVE TEH SOME TIME TO RECOVER!
TEH COMES UP WITH A HUGE INSIDE OUT SMASH!
SRIKANTH 19 - 15 TEH (1 - 0)
The referee calls him over and he has been issued a card again.
SRIKANTH 19 - 15 TEH (1 - 0)
Teh has no sense of the the game now. He picks up two shots that were way wide. It ends with Srikanth taking the point.
SRIKANTH 18 - 15 TEH (1 - 0)
The doctor comes out again as he tries to stretch it out!
SRIKANTH 18 - 15 TEH (1 - 0)
Great play by Teh again. he gets the point but creashes to the ground after that. His legs are cramping up.
SRIKANTH 18 - 14 TEH (1 - 0)
Back to back points for Teh. He tries to take a break and referee pull him up for it. He wants to change the shuttle but the umpire refuses it.
SRIKANTH 18 - 12 TEH (1 - 0)
He fails to return a Srikanth service. As far as the injury is concerned, it was a cramp.
SRIKANTH 17 - 12 TEH (1 - 0)
He will finish this game.
SRIKANTH 17 - 12 TEH (1 - 0)
Teh has asked for the doctor here. Hope he is fine.
SRIKANTH 17 - 12 TEH (1 - 0)
Srikanth takes another point here. Teh almost pulls off a split there.
SRIKANTH 16 - 12 TEH (1 - 0)
Srikanth tries to up the tempo at the net. Teh changes direction with a lttle deception to take that one.
SRIKANTH 16 - 11 TEH (1 - 0)
The Indian helps him with a point as his down the line smash goes wide.
SRIKANTH 16 - 10 TEH (1 - 0)
A long rally ends with a mishit from Teh. That looked the shot of a man who is fatigued.
SRIKANTH 15 - 10 TEH (1 - 0)
Teh received a card in his game again Sen for time wasting. He is very close to getting another one here.
SRIKANTH 15 - 10 TEH (1 - 0)
Mayby a little more as Srikanth takes a bit to get off the mat. Great inside out smash by the Singaporean.
SRIKANTH 15 - 9 TEH (1 - 0)
He comes back with a down the line winner. How much more does he have in the tank?
SRIKANTH 15 - 8 TEH (1 - 0)
Teh has a point at last and he celebrates it with a fist pump.
SRIKANTH 15 - 7 TEH (1 - 0)
DOWN THE LINE AGAIN!! EIGHT POINT LEAD!
SRIKANTH 14 - 7 TEH (1 - 0)
MAKE THAT A SEVEN POINT LEAD!
SRIKANTH 13 - 7 TEH (1 - 0)
TEH'S CLEAR IS WIDE!!! SIX POINT LEAD!
SRIKANTH 12 - 7 TEH (1 - 0)
Great shot by the Indian. Down the line smash. Teh challenges. IT HAS CAUGHT THE INSIDE PART OF THE LINE! WHAT A WASTE OF A CHALLENGE!
SRIKANTH 11 - 7 TEH (1 - 0)
Teh tries to attack the net but Srikanth has not put any extra air under the shuttle on his hairpin shot. All Teh can do is hit the net. Srikanth leads by four at the break.
SRIKANTH 10 - 7 TEH (1 - 0)
Brilliant defence by Teh. He stays in the rally despite Srikanth's best efforts. The Indian does not make a mistake though and eventually a return to a body smash goes wide.
SRIKANTH 9 - 7 TEH (1 - 0)
Srikanth lets a Teh clear drop on the sideline. The call is in and Srikanth challenges the call. IT HAS CAUGHT THE LINE!
SRIKANTH 9 - 6 TEH (1 - 0)
This time it is a cross court half smash that gets him another point.
SRIKANTH 9 - 5 TEH (1 - 0)
Well the Indian hits one wide. He is certainly helping out.
SRIKANTH 9 - 4 TEH (1 - 0)
After Srikanth adds another point, Teh comes up with an inside out smash for the winner. Can that spark some sort of a comeback?
SRIKANTH 8 - 3 TEH (1 - 0)
WHAT A RALLY!! Srikanth moves Teh all around the court before he has to put in two dives to stay in the rally. The second one is not enough as the shuttle lands on the ground.
SRIKANTH 7 - 3 TEH (1 - 0)
Teh has a point back back Srikanth misses the return on a simple push. The Indian smiles as he looks back to his coaches.
SRIKANTH 7 - 2 TEH (1 - 0)
Teh's body language does not look too good. Another big smash from Srikanth has him down by five.
SRIKANTH 6 - 2 TEH (1 - 0)
Teh seems to be injured here. He looked to have extended his heavily strapped knee a bit on that last point. Srikanth is in no mood to be sympathatic and comes up with another down the line smash.
SRIKANTH 5 - 2 TEH (1 - 0)
Great great rally again. It was attack vs defence. Eventually it was the attacker that won with a down the line smash.
SRIKANTH 4 - 2 TEH (1 - 0)
Teh leaves his clear slightly short and Srikanth punishes him with a down the line smash winner.
SRIKANTH 3 - 2 TEH (1 - 0)
Two in a row for the Singaporean now. The second one was a long clear from Srikanth which was almost a foot off the baseline.
SRIKANTH 3 - 0 TEH (1 - 0)
WHAT A SHOT!! Srikanth comes up with an inside out drop that Teh is able to return. However, the return falls wide.
SRIKANTH 2 - 0 TEH (1 - 0)
Unforced error this time. Teh hits his clear long. That one was not close to the line.
SRIKANTH 1 - 0 TEH (1 - 0)
WHAT A WAY TO START!! DOWN THE LINE SMASH WINNER!
SRIKANTH 21 - 15 TEH
GAME SRIKANTH!! A rally of long clears ends with Teh allowing one to drop. It is bang on the line.
SRIKANTH 20 - 15 TEH
He has Srikanth on the ropes there for a second but the Indian recovers well. It ends with Teh hitting his drive wide. GAME POINTS!
SRIKANTH 19 - 15 TEH
MAKE THAT FOUR IN A ROW!!
SRIKANTH 19 - 14 TEH
THREE IN A ROW FOR TEH!
SRIKANTH 19 - 13 TEH
Now Teh has another one. He finishes a poor return at the net.
SRIKANTH 19 - 12 TEH
This time he hits one into the net. That ends a run of eight straight points for the Indian.
SRIKANTH 19 - 11 TEH
Srikanth has just upped the tempo here. Teh can't deal with him and I can't keep up.
SRIKANTH 17 - 11 TEH
THAT WAS A CLEAN SMASH!! INSIDE OUT WINNER!
SRIKANTH 16 - 11 TEH
SRIKANTH 15 - 11 TEH
Now it is Srikanth who is doing to Teh what the Singaporean had done to him. Down the line smash followed by a winner at the net.
SRIKANTH 14 - 11 TEH
TWO QUICK POINTS FOR THE INDIAN!! THREE POINT LEAD FOR HIM NOW!
SRIKANTH 12 - 11 TEH
Now Teh makes the same mistake and Srikanth finishes it off with some finnesse.
SRIKANTH 11 - 11 TEH
Srikanth puts a little too much air under the shuttle and Teh finishes it off at the net.
SRIKANTH 11 - 10 TEH
Error by Teh and it is Srikanth who will take a slender one point lead into the break.
SRIKANTH 10 - 10 TEH
AND WE ARE LEVEL!!
SRIKANTH 9 - 10 TEH
WOW!! That is the Srikanth we know. INSIDE OUT SMASH WITH TOO MUCH BEHIND IT FOR TEH! Maybe it was the Cmon Srikanth shouts from the crowd that inspired that.
SRIKANTH 8 - 10 TEH
Srikanth's clear is called out late. He will challenge this one as well. THIS ONE IS OUT!
SRIKANTH 8 - 9 TEH
Error by Srikanth at the net. There was no conviction behind that one.
SRIKANTH 8 - 8 TEH
Srikanth takes the lead and Teh pulls him back again
SRIKANTH 7 - 7 TEH
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Srikanth lets a serve drop and it is well in. Not even close to being called out.
SRIKANTH 7 - 6 TEH
WHAT A LONG RALLY!! The first real long rally of the game ends with Teh coming up with a down the line smash before a net shot ends it.
SRIKANTH 7 - 5 TEH
Srikanth's down the line smash is called wide. He challenges the call. IT IS IN!! GREAT CHALLENGE!
SRIKANTH 6 - 5 TEH
Srikanth has had enough. Quick point by the Indian.
SRIKANTH 5 - 5 TEH
A down the line smash by Teh sets up an easy finish at the net. SCORES LEVEL
SRIKANTH 5 - 4 TEH
Srikanth's clear from the net is wide this time. One point between them.
SRIKANTH 5 - 3 TEH
Another error from Srikanth makes it a one point game but Teh reapys the favour by hitting one long.
SRIKANTH 4 - 2 TEH
OH MY!! The shuttle from Teh hits the net. It dances on it and then falls over. Srikanth help but smile.
SRIKANTH 4 - 1 TEH
Srikanth hits one wide as Teh gets his first point.
SRIKANTH 4 - 0 TEH
Errors galore by the Singaporean.
SRIKANTH 2 - 0 TEH
Oh that was a perfect rally by the Indian. He controls the rally from start to finish and hits a down the line smash for the winner.
SRIKANTH 1 - 0 TEH
Srikanth draws first blood.
SRIKANTH vs TEH
After a quick warmup, we will have live action for you.
SRIKANTH vs TEH
This is the first time that these two will face off in a match. It is the Singaporean who has won the toss and opted for court. He has the drift on his mind as he makes the decision.
That is all the badminton action that we have for now. The action will return at 11 PM and we will have Srikanth and Jolly/Gopichand competing for bronze medals.
UPDATE - RANKIREDDY AND SHETTY HAVE DONE IT! THEY ARE THROUGH TO THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH OF THE GAMES!
UPDATE - Rankireddy and Shetty have flown to a 11-6 lead in the second game as well. Ten more points and they are through to the Gold Medal match.
UPDATE - Rankireddy and Shetty have claimed the first game, of their ongoing Men's doubles semi final against Malaysia's Tan and Chan, 21-6.
UPDATE - Some good news though. Rankireddy and Shetty are up 15-5 against Chan and Tan in the Men's Doubles Semi Finals.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 21 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Jolly hits it wide. The Malaysians are through to the Gold Medal match.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 20 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
NOT LIKE THAT THEY WON'T!! GOPICHAND HITS IT WIDE! MATCH POINTS!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 16 - 19 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
The Indians are not quite done here. But can they string together some points ?
UPDATE - Rakireddy and Shetty are leading their first game 11-4 against the Malaysians in their semi final.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 19 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
AND AGAIN!! The Malaysians are two points away from booking a place in the gold medal match.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 18 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
The Malaysians are running away with it now. Can the Indian duo find another gear here?
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 17 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
A long rally where both teams had chances ends with Jolly's clear falling wide.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 15 - 16 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
A perfect drop by Jolly is barely returned by Tan but Gopichand is at hand to finish it off at the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 14 - 16 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Back to back points for the Malaysians have left them in complete control now.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 14 - 14 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
But we are back level. This has been very good from the Indians as compared to the first game.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 14 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Jolly tries to attack the serve and ends up hitting the shuttle into the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 13 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
AND AGAIN!!! LEVEL SCORES NOW! Do the Indians have enough left in the tank now?
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 12 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
They are coming back again. ONE POINT GAME!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 11 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Gopichand does well to return two huge smashes by Tinhaah. The third one though lands inside the lines.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 10 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Error by Tan again. This time her smash is into the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 12 - 10 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Jolly's attempt of a drop does not have enough behind it to cross the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 12 - 9 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Some great athleticism from Jolly keeps the rally alive before Tan hits her drop wide. THREE POINT GAME AGAIN!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 11 - 9 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
BRILLIANT DROP BY GOPICHAND!!! TWO POINT GAME AT THE INTERVAL!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 10 - 9 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
But India regain the lead through a Thinaah error.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 9 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
After Malaysia reduced the deficit to one point, Jolly's error at the net levels the score.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 7 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Thinaah responds with a bunch of smashes. The last one was returned wide by Jolly.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 6 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Tan tries to go for the down the line drop but cannot clear the net. THREE POINT LEAD NOW!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 8 - 6 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Error by Tan though as her drive down the middle is long.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 7 - 6 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
That will not help! Gopichand's return to Thinaah's smash is a weak one.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 7 - 5 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
BACK TO BACK POINTS FOR THE INDIANS!!! THEY NEED TO MAKE THIS COUNT NOW!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 5 - 5 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
This time the Malaysians take the lead but the Indians draw level again with some great play at the net by Gopichand.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 4 - 4 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
The Indians take the lead again but the Malaysians are able to level the scores on the next point.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 3 - 3 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Points shared again as the scores remain level.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 2 - 2 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
THAT DESERVED TO GO OVER THE NET!! Thinaah puts in an impressive dive in the hopes of keeping the point alive. There was not enough power behind it though.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 1 - 2 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
The lead does not last though as Jolly commits back to back errors to reverse the score.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 1 - 0 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Some good and fast play at the net by the Indians earn them the first point.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 0 - 0 TAN/THINAAH (0 - 1)
Don't let the scoreline fool you. This was as one sided a game as you will see. The youngsters from India have their work cut out for them for the remainder of the game.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 21 TAN/THINAAH
Error by Jolly again and the Malaysians have the first game in the bag.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 20 TAN/THINAAH
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 13 - 19 TAN/THINAAH
India get some luck from the net but they will need to do much better here.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 12 - 19 TAN/THINAAH
Great judgement by Tan this time as she lets the shuttle drop long on a Jolly clear.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 12 - 18 TAN/THINAAH
Jolly bisects the two Malaysians with her smash to give India some hope.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 11 - 18 TAN/THINAAH
Thinaah has taken over the game now. Some quick play at the net forces the error from Gopichand.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 11 - 17 TAN/THINAAH
Thinaah comes up with some great defensive play before finding the open space again. Jolly's return does not cross the net.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 11 - 16 TAN/THINAAH
HERE THEY COME!! ANOTHER QUICK POINT!
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 10 - 16 TAN/THINAAH
A great service return from Jolly brings India into double digits on the scoreboard.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 16 TAN/THINAAH
A long rally ends with Gopichand hitting her return into the net again.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 15 TAN/THINAAH
Gopichand tries to find the sideline with a push but it is inches wide.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 9 - 14 TAN/THINAAH
The Indians are not done quite yet as a good service return by the Indians win them a point.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 8 - 14 TAN/THINAAH
Tan again finds the open area on the mat to finish it off.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 8 - 13 TAN/THINAAH
BACK TO BACK POINTS FOR THE INDIANS AT THE NET!! CAN THIS SPARK A RUN OF POINTS?
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 6 - 13 TAN/THINAAH
The Indians have a point back but Gopichand hits the net on the next shot to keep the game in the Malaysian's favour.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 5 - 12 TAN/THINAAH
Jolly cannot clear the net with her down the line smash attempt
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 5 - 11 TAN/THINAAH
A push wide by India allows the Malaysians to go into the break with a six point lead.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 5 - 10 TAN/THINAAH
Gopichand shows some great net play to get India a point but it came only after Malaysia had opened up the lead even further.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 4 - 9 TAN/THINAAH
Tan comes up with a perfect cross court smash to extend the lead even further.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 4 - 8 TAN/THINAAH
Back to back errors from the Indians help the Malaysians get a four point lead.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 4 - 6 TAN/THINAAH
After another point for the Malaysians, Jolly jumps the gun to keep the game close.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 3 - 5 TAN/THINAAH
A great interception by Gopichand reduces the deficit.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 2 - 5 TAN/THINAAH
The Indian pair look flustered in the face of the constant attack that the Malaysians are exerting here.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 2 - 5 TAN/THINAAH
The Malaysians though come back with a point of their own.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 2 - 4 TAN/THINAAH
Jolly comes up with a huge inside out smash to keep the Indians in it.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 1 - 4 TAN/THINAAH
The Malaysians have started off better here claiming four of the first five points.
JOLLY/GOPICHAND 0 - 0 TAN/THINAAH
Here we go. A place in the Gold Medal match awaits the winner of this game
UPDATE - Srikanth has lost his semi final match against Tze Yong. He will have to contend for a bronze medal now while the Malaysian will take on Sen in the Gold Medal match.
UPDATE - Tze Yong has gone into the break of decider 11-7. Srikanth will need to up his game to get to an all Indian Gold Medal match.
UPDATE - Tze Yong has levelled the game after sealing the second one at 21-19. We will need a decider to get us a winner from that game.
UPDATE - Srikanth and Tze Yong are tied at 19 apiece in the second game. Srikanth is up a game already having won the first one.
UPDATE - Srikant is now up 18-17 in the second game. Three more points and India are confirmed a gold and silver.
UPDATE - Post the break, Srikanth has come back strong into the game. However, the Malaysian still leads 12-11.
UPDATE - Srikanth is still trailing Tze Yong as the two head in to the midgame break with the scorecard reading 7-11 in the Malaysian's favour.
UPDATE - Srikanth trailing the Malaysian 6-9 in the second right now.
UPDATE - In the other singles semi final, Srikanth has won the first game against Tze Yong 21-13. Tze Yong had beaten him in the team event.
SEN 21 - 16 TEH (1 - 1)
SEN IS THOUGH TO THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH!!! WHAT A PERFORMANCE BY THE INDIAN!!
SEN 20 - 16 TEH (1 - 1)
AND AGAIN!!! MACTH POINTS FOR SEN!
SEN 19 - 16 TEH (1 - 1)
Teh is taking his sweet time here. He has to be wary since he has already been issued a card.
SEN IN THE MEANTIME TAKES CONTROL OF THE GAME AGAIN!!
SEN 18 - 16 TEH (1 - 1)
BIG POINT THIS ONE!! Teh has been issued a card for delay this time.
OH MY!!! SEN WAS ON THE GROUND AND TEH HAD AN EASY FINISH!! HE MISTIMES IT HORRIBLY!!
SEN 17 - 16 TEH (1 - 1)
HUGE BODY SMASH BY TEH THIS TIME!! ONE POINT GAME!
SEN 17 - 15 TEH (1 - 1)
OH NO!! Sen hits his net drop wide. Same side again.
SEN 17 - 14 TEH (1 - 1)
ERROR BY TEH!!! THREE POINT LEAD RESTORED!!!
SEN 16 - 14 TEH (1 - 1)
Here comes Teh though as he finishes off a quick rally with a push down the line. Still two points between them.
SEN 16 - 13 TEH (1 - 1)
IT MIGHT!!! SEN WITH A THREE POINT LEAD NOW!
SEN 15 - 13 TEH (1 - 1)
TEH LETS THE SHUTTLE DROP AND IT LANDS ON THE LINE!! HE HAS HIS HEAD IN HIS HANDS!! WILL THIS CHANGE THE MOMENTUM OF THE GAME?
SEN 14 - 13 TEH (1 - 1)
AGAIN THE DRIFT PUSHES THE SHUTTLE OUT ON TEH'S FOREHAND!
SEN 14 - 12 TEH (1 - 1)
Teh reduces the deficit again but Sen is able to up the tempo and restores his lead.
SEN 13 - 11 TEH (1 - 1)
FINALLY SEN HAS A POINT BACK!!! TWO POINT LEAD!
SEN 12 - 11 TEH (1 - 1)
OH MY!!! SEN HAS TEH BEATEN ALL ENDS UP BUT HE HITS HIS PUSH WIDE ON THE SAME SIDE AGAIN!! THE DRIFT IS REALLY MESSING UP HIS RHYTHM!
SEN 12 - 10 TEH (1 - 1)
SEN GOES FOR THE CROSS COURT SMASH. HE CHALLENGES THE CALL THAT IS WIDE. IT IS WELL WIDE!! NOT EVEN CLOSE THAT ONE!
SEN 12 - 9 TEH (1 - 1)
There is that drift. Sen's down the line smash is carried wide by the drift this time.
SEN 12 - 7 TEH (1 - 1)
He starts off with the first point to open up a five point lead.
SEN 11 - 7 TEH (1 - 1)
Sen needed that lead into the break because now Sen will have the advantage of the drift for the remainder of the game. Will the four points be enough? Well, your guess is as good as mine right now!
SEN 11 - 7 TEH (1 - 1)
Teh has one back but the Indian will head into the break with a four point lead.
SEN 10 - 6 TEH (1 - 1)
FOUR IN A ROW FOR THE INDIAN!
SEN 9 - 6 TEH (1 - 1)
And again. Sen is building up a lead now.
SEN 8 - 6 TEH (1 - 1)
The referee has been very liberal with the time awarded between points here for both players.
AND SEN HAS A TWO POINT LEAD AS TEH HITS IT INTO THE DRIFT THAT CARRIES IT WIDE.
SEN 7 - 6 TEH (1 - 1)
Sen comes up with a down the line smash and then follows it up for a cross court winner.
SEN 6 - 6 TEH (1 - 1)
Now it is Sen's turn to commit the error.
SEN 6 - 5 TEH (1 - 1)
Again Teh's net play has let him down. Sen leads.
SEN 5 - 5 TEH (1 - 1)
It does not last though as an unforced error levels the game again.
SEN 5 - 4 TEH (1 - 1)
For the first time in the decider Sen leads.
SEN 4 - 4 TEH (1 - 1)
AND WE ARE LEVEL!!! TEH LOST A CHALLENGE ON THAT POINT AS WELL!
SEN 3 - 4 TEH (1 - 1)
Teh has Sen on the ground by an error at the net sees the Indian get the point.
SEN 2 - 4 TEH (1 - 1)
Sen has broken a string on his racquet now. He will change it and we are back on the mat. It has not helped as he commits the error at the net to hand Teh a two point lead.
SEN 2 - 3 TEH (1 - 1)
Sen hits it wide this time. Teh is not going away.
SEN 2 - 2 TEH (1 - 1)
AND THEN LEVELS THE SCORE THANKS TO AN ERROR BY TEH!
SEN 1 - 2 TEH (1 - 1)
Sen comes back with huge down the line smash to halve the deficit.
SEN 0 - 2 TEH (1 - 1)
Another point for Teh as Sen seems to have bruised one of his fingers. He will put on a bandaid and continue.
SEN 0 - 1 TEH (1 - 1)
Sen makes a misjudgement at the net which allows Teh to take control of the rally and take the point.
SEN 0 - 0 TEH (1 - 1)
This is the first time that Sen has dropped a game at these Games. It will be intersting to see how he responds here.
SEN 17 - 21 TEH (1 - 0)
SEN HITS ONE LONG!! HE WILL CHALLENGE THE CALL!!
IT IS LONG!! WE HEAD TO A DECIDER!
SEN 18 - 20 TEH (1 - 0)
AND HE SAVES ONE WITH A PERFECT HAIRPIN!!! TWO MORE TO SAVE!
SEN 17 - 20 TEH (1 - 0)
SEN 17 - 19 TEH (1 - 0)
AND AGAIN!!! TWO POINTS NOW!!
SEN 16 - 19 TEH (1 - 0)
Sen is not going to let him just get away with it. A quick drive cross court brings the Indian back into the game.
SEN 15 - 19 TEH (1 - 0)
Another winner at the net by Teh. He really has stepped up that part of his game in the second here.
SEN 15 - 18 TEH (1 - 0)
A light delay here as Teh has tore a bit of the sole of his shoe.
SEN 15 - 18 TEH (1 - 0)
GREAT PLAY BY BOTH PLAYERS! Both had to defend and attack in that rally. It is the Indian who has the last laught.
SEN 14 - 18 TEH (1 - 0)
A wonderful rally ends with Sen's backhand going into the net. Sen's body language is not looking great right now.
SEN 14 - 17 TEH (1 - 0)
MAKE THAT THREE!!
SEN 13 - 17 TEH (1 - 0)
Error by Teh at the net. FOUR POINTS BETWEEN THEM NOW!
SEN 12 - 17 TEH (1 - 0)
But that is all he will get. The drift carries the clear wide.
SEN 12 - 16 TEH (1 - 0)
AND HE IS COMING BACK INTO IT NOW!!! BACK TO BACK POINTS!! THE SECOND ONE WAS A HUGE DOWN THE LINE WINNER
SEN 10 - 16 TEH (1 - 0)
FINALLY SEN HAS A POINT!! TEH CHALLENGES THE POINT BUT IT IS WIDE
SEN 9 - 15 TEH (1 - 0)
SEN 9 - 14 TEH (1 - 0)
TEN OF ELEVEN POINTS FOR TEH!
SEN 9 - 14 TEH (1 - 0)
OH NO!! He dominates that point from start to finish but hits his cross court smash wide.
SEN 9 - 13 TEH (1 - 0)
Eight of the last nine points have gone in TEH's favour. Sen needs to find some answers quickly.
SEN 9 - 12 TEH (1 - 0)
And he continues his run of points with an inside out drop for a winner.
SEN 9 - 11 TEH (1 - 0)
TEH retakes the lead and heads into the break with a two point lead. I don't think Sen has ever gone into the break at the Games with a deficit.
SEN 9 - 9 TEH (1 - 0)
BUT WE ARE LEVEL AGAIN!
SEN 8 - 9 TEH (1 - 0)
AND HE LEADS!! Sen is too eager to attack the serve which is a low one. He ends up hitting the net.
SEN 8 - 8 TEH (1 - 0)
AND WE ARE LEVEL! The drop and push combo work wonders for the star from Singapore.
SEN 8 - 7 TEH (1 - 0)
Great play by TEH as he uses deception to set up the finish off a drop shot.
SEN 8 - 6 TEH (1 - 0)
Sen misses finish at the net. To be fair Sen picked the wrong shot there as the shuttle came off the net.
SEN 8 - 5 TEH (1 - 0)
But Sen has his three point lead back as TEH comes up with yet another error at the net.
SEN 7 - 5 TEH (1 - 0)
This time TEH finds the down the line smash and the winner at the net to stop the run of points by the Indian.
SEN 7 - 4 TEH (1 - 0)
Yes he can! Again he reads the drift well and lets the shuttle fall long.
SEN 6 - 4 TEH (1 - 0)
SEN WITH ANOTHER POINT! CAN HE RUN AWAY WITH IT NOW?
SEN 5 - 4 TEH (1 - 0)
Sen lets one drop trusting the drift and the shuttle falls long.
SEN 4 - 4 TEH (1 - 0)
This time it is TEH who has the point off a cross court smash.
SEN 4 - 3 TEH (1 - 0)
AND SEN LEADS AGAIN!! HUGE CROSS COURT SMASH WINNER BY THE INDIAN!
SEN 3 - 3 TEH (1 - 0)
Now the TEH hits one on the line. Sen challenges the call. The drift is going to him though! IT IS WIDE!
SEN 2 - 3 TEH (1 - 0)
TEH returns the favour with his own error at the net.
SEN 1 - 3 TEH (1 - 0)
Error by Sen at the net this time. Two point lead for Singapore.
SEN 1 - 2 TEH (1 - 0)
AND AGAIN!! THIS TIME IT IS WIDE!
SEN 1 - 1 TEH (1 - 0)
Sen's long clear for the net is long as the scores level up.
SEN 1 - 0 TEH (1 - 0)
Another error by Sen allows the Indian to take the first point of the game.
SEN 21 - 10 TEH
AND HE WILL CONVERT THE FIRST ONE!!! That was a quick game by the Indian again.
SEN 20 - 10 TEH
SEN 19 - 10 TEH
TWO POINTS AWAY FROM THE FIRST GAME HERE IS SEN!
SEN 18 - 10 TEH
Again TEH is let down by his play at the net.
SEN 17 - 10 TEH
TEH hits one wide and then challenges the call. IT HAS CAUGHT THE LINE.
SEN 17 - 9 TEH
TEH is warned to not waste time by the referee. He wins this point though as Sen's down the line smash goes wide.
SEN 17 - 8 TEH
Another error at the net by TEH. He is just not finding his range.
SEN 16 - 8 TEH
EIGHT POINT LEAD!! TEH's smash comes across the line from under the net. No idea what happened there.
SEN 15 - 8 TEH
Error by Sen as he tries the down the line drop that goes into the net.
SEN 15 - 7 TEH
TWO MORE POINTS!! EMPHATIC POINTS THESE!
SEN 13 - 7 TEH
Sen starts off with two quick points to take control of the game.
SEN 11 - 7 TEH
AND THE INDIAN WILL GO INTO THE BREAK LEADING BY FOUR POINTS!
SEN 10 - 7 TEH
An unforced error on the hairpin shot restores Sen's lead.
SEN 9 - 7 TEH
Great judgement by TEH as he trusts the drift to take it wide. The shuttle does fall wide.
SEN 9 - 6 TEH
A smash into the net by TEH ends a run of points for him.
SEN 8 - 6 TEH
And another one for the Singaporean.
SEN 8 - 5 TEH
TEH does take the next point though.
SEN 8 - 4 TEH
TEH picks one smash behind the back but Sen is still able to come away with the point
SEN 7 - 4 TEH
Sen has started really well here. He has looked incredible so far in these games.
We have two Indian games at the same time and we will concentrate on the Sen game while bringing you updates from Srikanth's game as soon as it starts as well.
SINDHU 21 - 17 YEO (1 - 0)
AND IT IS THE BODY SMASH THAT WINS THE MATCH!!! SINDHU IS THROUGH TO THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH!
SINDHU 20 - 17 YEO (1 - 0)
Yeo has really pushed the pace here. Her drop shot is called in but Sindhu has challenged it. IT CAUGHT THE LINE! THREE MATCH POINTS TO GO!
SINDHU 20 - 16 YEO (1 - 0)
Yeo saves one as she pushes the tempo to draw an error from the Indian.
SINDHU 20 - 15 YEO (1 - 0)
MATCH POINTS FOR SINDHU!!
SINDHU 19 - 15 YEO (1 - 0)
WHAT A SHOT!!! Sindhu's inside out drop is inches away from a diving Yeo.
SINDHU 18 - 15 YEO (1 - 0)
YEO'S CROSS COURT DROP FALLS WIDE!!
SINDHU 17 - 15 YEO (1 - 0)
No she can't. She also cannot clear the net this time.
SINDHU 17 - 14 YEO (1 - 0)
Unforced error by Yeo allows Sindhu to open up a three point lead. Can she extend it now?
SINDHU 16 - 14 YEO (1 - 0)
Yeo has a point back and reduces the deficit even further by getting Sindhu to move all across the court before a down the line smash gets her the point.
SINDHU 16 - 12 YEO (1 - 0)
Yeo does brilliantly to stay in that rally but eventually hits a simple clear wide to concede the point
SINDHU 15 - 12 YEO (1 - 0)
Yeo follows suit with a perfect drop of her own.
SINDHU 15 - 11 YEO (1 - 0)
THIS TIME IT PAYS OFF AS SHE FINDS THE PERFECT SHOT TO EXTEND HER LEAD!
SINDHU 14 - 11 YEO (1 - 0)
AND AGAIN!! EXACT SAME ERROR AS SHE TRIES TO BE TOO ACCURATE!
SINDHU 14 - 10 YEO (1 - 0)
Error by Sindhu at the net this time.
SINDHU 14 - 9 YEO (1 - 0)
Again Sindhu misses a winner at the net but this time Yeo is not able to consolidate and the Indian makes her pay.
SINDHU 13 - 9 YEO (1 - 0)
Sindhu is in no mood to allow Yeo back into this one as she takes two quick points off Yeo's errors.
SINDHU 11 - 9 YEO (1 - 0)
MUCH LIKE THE FIRST GAME, SINDHU HEADS INTO THE BREAK WITH A TWO POINT LEAD!
SINDHU 10 - 9 YEO (1 - 0)
WHAT A RALLY AGAIN!! Sindhu missed a simple finish at the net before Yeo grew into the rally. However, Sindhu composed herself to force the error and retake the lead.
SINDHU 9 - 9 YEO (1 - 0)
BUT WE ARE LEVEL AGAIN
SINDHU 9 - 8 YEO (1 - 0)
Easy finish at the net for Sindhu as Yeo puts too much air under the shuttle
SINDHU 8 - 8 YEO (1 - 0)
Yeo takes the lead but Sindhu levels the game with a great drop winner.
SINDHU 7 - 7 YEO (1 - 0)
LUCK OF THE NET GOES YEO'S WAY!! BOTH PLAYERS CELEBRATED THAT ONE!! SINDHU ASKS FOR SOME CLARIFICATION!! IT IS THE RIGHT DECISION THOUGH! ALL SINDHU CAN DO IS SMILE AT THAT ONE!
SINDHU 7 - 6 YEO (1 - 0)
OH NO!!! Service error by Sindhu has her serve is too long.
SINDHU 7 - 5 YEO (1 - 0)
WHAT A RALLY!!! SINDHU ATTACKING AND YEO DEFENDING!! IT ENDS WITH THE ATTACKER HAVING THE LAST LAUGH!
SINDHU 6 - 5 YEO (1 - 0)
Yeo has hurt her knuckles while attempting to pick the last one. She is okay to continue though. SINDHU WITH A BIG SMASH WINNER AGAIN!
SINDHU 5 - 5 YEO (1 - 0)
Sindhu is happy to test Yeo at the net and comes up big with an inside out drop for the winner. WE ARE BACK LEVEL!
SINDHU 4 - 5 YEO (1 - 0)
A pitch perfect cross court drop allows Sindhu a simple finish at the net.
SINDHU 3 - 5 YEO (1 - 0)
HERE WE GO!!! GREAT BODY SMASH BY THE INDIAN!! YEO HAS TO SCAMPER TO JUST GET GET RACQUET TO IT!
SINDHU 2 - 5 YEO (1 - 0)
Yeo finds the line with a down the line smash. SINDHU CHALLENGES THE CALL!!
IT IS BANG ON THE LINE THIS TIME
SINDHU 2 - 4 YEO (1 - 0)
Error by Sindhu this time as she tries to rush a shot and can only catch the net.
SINDHU 2 - 3 YEO (1 - 0)
A poor return from Sindhu and an easy finish by the Singaporean allows the latter to take the lead.
SINDHU 2 - 2 YEO (1 - 0)
And she levels it up with some great deception at the net.
SINDHU 2 - 1 YEO (1 - 0)
Yeo responds with a cross court smash that Sindhu cannot get over the net.
SINDHU 2 - 0 YEO (1 - 0)
Sindhu starts off with a quick couple of points in the second.
SINDHU 21 - 19 YEO
SHE CONVERTS THE THIRD ONE!!! ERROR BY YEO AT THE NET!
SINDHU 20 - 19 YEO
A wonderful rally by both players ends as again Sindhu's clear hits the net and Yeo has an easy finish.
SINDHU 20 - 18 YEO
YEO SAVES ONE WITH A FEROCIOUS BODY SMASH! STILL TWO GAME POINTS REMAIN FOR THE INDIAN.
SINDHU 20 - 17 YEO
SINDHU 19 - 17 YEO
Unlucky for Sindhu there. Here clear clips the net and allows Yeo to finish at the net.
SINDHU 19 - 16 YEO
She is back to within three points now.
SINDHU 19 - 15 YEO
Great play by Yep this time. She makes Sindhu goes fro side to side before finishing with a drop.
SINDHU 19 - 14 YEO
SERVICE ERROR BY YEO. She does make up for it with a winner on the next point though.
SINDHU 18 - 13 YEO
Yeo has not given up quite yet and comes up with a cross court smash winner.
SINDHU 18 - 12 YEO
Sindhu is on fire here. Perfection on the drop winner.
SINDHU 17 - 12 YEO
Yeo gets a point back into her kitty but a perfect drop shot allows Sindhu to keep her five point lead.
SINDHU 16 - 11 YEO
You has Sindhu on the ropes with a great down the line shot but her finish is into the net.
SINDHU 15 - 11 YEO
This time it is Yeo who comes up with the inside out winner. Sindhu does challenge it. IT IS WIDE!
SINDHU 14 - 11 YEO
Back to back winners by Sindhu now. One cross court and one inside out. THREE POINT GAME
SINDHU 12 - 11 YEO
Sindhu dominated the rally this time but some great defence by Yeo ends with a Sindhu error. Yeo has cut the lead to just one point now.
SINDHU 12 - 9 YEO
Another unforced error by Yeo allows the Indian to increase her lead even further.
SINDHU 11 - 9 YEO
AND ANOTHER DROP WINNER INCREASES SINDHU'S CURRENT STREAK TO SIX POINTS AND GIVES HER A TWO POINT LEAD HEADING INTO THE BREAK!
SINDHU 10 - 9 YEO
Sindhu finds a winner now with an inside out drop to take the lead. What a comeback this has been by the Indian.
SINDHU 9 - 9 YEO
ANOTHER ERROR FROM YEO AND WE ARE LEVEL
SINDHU 8 - 9 YEO
Just one point between them now.
SINDHU 7 - 9 YEO
Sindhu has fought back in the last few rallies and has cut the deficit to just two points now.
SINDHU vs YEO
Sindhu has started poorly in her hame against the Singaporean and finds herself trailing in the first game.