It is day nine at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and Indian table tennis stars will be playing their quarters and semis matches today. The action starts with women's doubles with Manika Batra and Diya Chitale taking on Oumehani Hosenally/Nandashwaree Jalim; there is a lot of singles action too.
UPDATE - So the Indian campaign in women's doubles has ended. The pair of Sreeja and Reeth has also lost. Poor campaign for the Indian women in TT continues.
UPDATE - Diya and Manika are still alive in the contest as they pocket the third game 13-11. IN the fourth also they are giving a tough fight at 6-4.
UPDATE- Indian pair looks in a hurry here. They have lost the second game too 6-11.
UPDATE - The Indian pair is showing a bit of fight in the second game. The Welsh side still leads 4-3.
UPDATE - Not a great start by the Indian pair as they lose the first game 7-11. Manika will have to compose herself. These have been poor Games for her.
UPDATE - So it is time for another big India match. Diya Chitale/ Manika Batra are in the quarters of women's doubles and take on Carey/Hursey of Wales. The latter lead 5-4 in first game
ACHANTA/AKULA 11 - 7 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
AND THAT WILL DO IT!! DOWN THE LINE WINNER BY AKULA THIS TIME!!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 10 - 7 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
The Aussies save a couple of them
ACHANTA/AKULA 10 - 5 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
ACHANTA/AKULA 9 - 5 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
The timeout works... India are two points away now.
ACHANTA/AKULA 8 - 5 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
ACHANTA MISSES A SIMPLE SHOT AND SLAMS HIS BAT IN ANGER!! HE THEN CALLS TIMEOUT!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 8 - 4 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
AND AGAIN!! THE INDIANS ARE THREE POINTS AWAY!
ACHANTA/AKULA 7 - 3 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
Again the points are shared but I am not complaining.
ACHANTA/AKULA 6 - 2 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
The Aussies have a point back with Lum coming up with a big cross court forehand. BUT THE INDIANS WILL KEEP THEIR FOUR POINT LEAD!
ACHANTA/AKULA 5 - 1 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
The Indians have stepped it up now. FOUR POINT LEAD
ACHANTA/AKULA 3 - 1 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
Achanta screams out in anger as he misses a backhand after India had taken a three point lead.
ACHANTA/AKULA 2 - 0 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
THEY START LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 0 - 0 LUM/JEE (2 - 2)
The Aussies have come back from being two games down. Now, they have the momentum. Can the Indians wrestle it back!
ACHANTA/AKULA 12 - 14 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
THIS TIME THEY DO!!! AND EVEN AN ACHANTA DIVE CAN'T KEEP THIS IN PLAY!!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 12 - 13 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
GAME POINT AGAIN!! CAN THEY CONVERT THIS TIME?
ACHANTA/AKULA 12 - 12 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
ACHANTA MISSES THE BACKHAND!! WE ARE BACK LEVEL!
ACHANTA/AKULA 12 - 11 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
NO MORE GAME POINTS!! WE HAVE MATCH POINTS NOW!
ACHANTA/AKULA 11 - 11 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
AND AGAIN IT IS SAVED!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 10 - 11 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
Akula's backhand is off the table. GAME POINT NUMBER SEVEN!
ACHANTA/AKULA 10 - 10 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
AND THEY HAVE SAVED IT AS WELL!!! SIX GAME POINTS SAVED!
ACHANTA/AKULA 9 - 10 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
AND ONE MORE SAVED!! WOW! ONE MORE TO GO!
ACHANTA/AKULA 8 - 10 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
AND THEY SAVE TWO MORE!!! IS IT POSSIBLE!! JUST TWO MORE LEFT!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 6 - 10 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
ACHANTA SAVES A COUPLE OF THEM!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 4 - 10 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
OH MY!!! GAME POINTS!! SIX OF THEM
ACHANTA/AKULA 4 - 8 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
AKULA HAS TO STEP UP HERE NOW!!! FOUR POINT GAME!
ACHANTA/AKULA 4 - 6 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
The Aussies increase the lead again but Achanta catches the edge to keep the lead at two.
ACHANTA/AKULA 3 - 5 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
And we still have a two point game on our hands with the Indians trailing
ACHANTA/AKULA 2 - 4 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
And they will go into the first towel break with their lead intact.
ACHANTA/AKULA 1 - 3 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
The Aussies have opened up a two point lead here.
ACHANTA/AKULA 1 - 1 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
Achnata starts off with a huge backhand winner before an error from Akula levels the scores.
ACHANTA/AKULA 0 - 0 LUM/JEE (2 - 1)
That was a good comeback game by the Aussies but the Indians need to snuff this out right now.
ACHANTA/AKULA 9 - 11 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
ONE SAVED!!! BUT NOT THE SECOND ONE!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 8 - 10 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
IT HAS WORKED!! GAME POINTS AUSTRALIA!
ACHANTA/AKULA 8 - 8 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
AND WE ARE LEVEL!!! THE AUSSIES CALL TIMEOUT!!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 6 - 8 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
The Aussies take the first point again but Achanta comes up with a perfect inside out forehand to keep the Indians in it.
ACHANTA/AKULA 5 - 7 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
BUT HERE COME THE INDIANS!!! BACK TO BACK POINTS ON THE LUM SERVE TO COME WITHIN TWO POINTS NOW!
ACHANTA/AKULA 3 - 7 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
FOUR POINT LEAD NOW!!! The Aussies are right back into this one.
ACHANTA/AKULA 3 - 5 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
Finally the Aussies have the lead on the back of errors from the Indians.
ACHANTA/AKULA 3 - 3 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
The Aussies have stepped up their game in the third but they cannot get any sort of a lead here.
ACHANTA/AKULA 2 - 2 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
ACHANTA/AKULA 1 - 1 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
The Aussies take the lead but Achanta comes up with another great counter winner to level the game.
ACHANTA/AKULA 0 - 0 LUM/JEE (2 - 0)
Here we go... Can this be the final game that earns the Indians a place in the final.
ACHANTA/AKULA 11 - 8 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
THAT IS THE GAME DONE AND DUSTED!!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 10 - 8 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
AND ACHANTA TURNS UP THE STYLE WITH BACK TO BACK WINNERS!! The first had some luck but the second was raw power. GAME POINTS!
ACHANTA/AKULA 8 - 8 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
FOUR IN A ROW FOR THE AUSSIES!!! LEVEL SCORES
ACHANTA/AKULA 8 - 6 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
The Aussies are not quite done yet. Back to back points and we have a two point game on our hands now.
ACHANTA/AKULA 8 - 4 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
Of course they can. FOUR POINT GAME NOW!
ACHANTA/AKULA 6 - 4 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
The Indians finally lead. Can they keep this going?
ACHANTA/AKULA 4 - 4 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
OOOOHHHHHH!! After the Aussies take the lead again, Achanta unleashes a magnificent backhand to level the game again.
ACHANTA/AKULA 3 - 3 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
AND JUST LIKE THAT WE ARE LEVEL!! ACHANTA WITH SOME GREAT DEFENSE THERE!
ACHANTA/AKULA 1 - 3 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
The Aussies extend their lead but Achanta responds with quick backhand to keep it at a two point game.
ACHANTA/AKULA 0 - 2 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
Lum starts the scoring with a couple of great shots. One was down the line and inside out.
ACHANTA/AKULA 0 - 0 LUM/JEE (1 - 0)
That became close at the end but the Indians were able to get through it when it mattered.
ACHANTA/AKULA 11 - 9 LUM/JEE
AND AN ACHANTA BACKHAND WILL CONVERT IT!!
ACHANTA/AKULA 9 - 9 LUM/JEE
GAME POINT INDIA!
ACHANTA/AKULA 9 - 9 LUM/JEE
ACHANTA MISSES A FOREHAND ATTEMPT AND WE ARE LEVEL!
ACHANTA/AKULA 9 - 7 LUM/JEE
The Aussies come back to within a point of the Indians but an error leaves them adrift of the team in blue.
ACHANTA/AKULA 8 - 6 LUM/JEE
Back to back points off their own serve sees the Aussies claw their way back into the game.
ACHANTA/AKULA 7 - 5 LUM/JEE
After a couple of let serves by Akula, the Indians extend their lead but an unforced error sees the lead remain at four points.
ACHANTA/AKULA 6 - 2 LUM/JEE
Complete control here.
ACHANTA/AKULA 4 - 2 LUM/JEE
Akula attacks with some venom as the Indians take the lead.
ACHANTA/AKULA 2 - 2 LUM/JEE
And again. We are still level as Achanta takes the serve now.
ACHANTA/AKULA 1 - 1 LUM/JEE
Both teams share the opening couple of points to get us going.
ACHANTA/AKULA 0 - 0 LUM/JEE
Having just finished their respective matches, Achanta and Akula are back at the table. Now they will compete for a place in the semi final of the Mixed Doubles event
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 11 - 8 LUM/LUU (2 - 2)
ACHANTA AND SATHIYAN ARE THROUGH TO THE FINAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES!!! THEY WILL PLAY FOR THE GOLD MEDAL TOMORROW!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 10 - 5 LUM/LUU (2 - 2)
MATCH POINTS!!! FIVE OF THEM!! TIMEOUT CALLED!!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 9 - 5 LUM/LUU (2 - 2)
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 8 - 4 LUM/LUU (2 - 2)
The Indian side are just three point away now.
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 7 - 3 LUM/LUU (2 - 2)
The timeout has not helped the Aussies. FOUR POINT GAME!! AND FOUR POINTS FROM A PLACE IN THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 1 LUM/LUU (2 - 2)
India have another point in the kitty and the Aussies call timeout.
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 3 - 1 LUM/LUU (2 - 2)
Achanta hits his chop wide on the next point but the Aussies follow suit with an error of their own.
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 2 - 0 LUM/LUU (2 - 2)
The Indians are just playing unbelievable table tennis right now. THEY LEAD BY TWO!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 11 - 1 LUM/LUU (1 - 2)
AND GAME!!! CAN LUM AND LUU COME BACK FROM THIS IN THE DECIDER?
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 10 - 1 LUM/LUU (1 - 2)
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 9 - 1 LUM/LUU (1 - 2)
SO NO BAGEL THEN!! STILL AN EIGHT POINT GAME THOUGH!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 8 - 0 LUM/LUU (1 - 2)
SEVEN UNANSWERED POINTS HERE!!! MAKE THAT EIGHT!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 6 - 0 LUM/LUU (1 - 2)
SIX ON TROT FOR THE INDIANS!!!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 0 LUM/LUU (1 - 2)
WHAT A START THIS IS NOW!!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 2 - 0 LUM/LUU (1 - 2)
Sathiyan starts off with a down the line forehand to get India going before an error from Luu allows India to take the lead.
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 0 - 0 LUM/LUU (1 - 2)
India are on the ropes now. But this is when they have shone the brightest in the Games so far.
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 10 - 12 LUM/LUU (1 - 1)
AND THEY WILL CONVERT THIS ONE!!!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 10 - 11 LUM/LUU (1 - 1)
Sathiyan is left frustrated as the ball jumps off the tape and out
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 10 - 10 LUM/LUU (1 - 1)
BUT THE INDIANS LEVEL IT!!!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 9 - 10 LUM/LUU (1 - 1)
LUM MISSES HIS DOWN THE LINE FOREHAND!!! STILL GAME POINT!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 8 - 10 LUM/LUU (1 - 1)
Lum hits one long before Achanta does the same. GAME POINTS!
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 7 - 9 LUM/LUU (1 - 1)
Points shared on the Achanta serve as Australia still hold the advantage.
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 6 - 8 LUM/LUU (1 - 1)
The Aussies are in control now.
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 5 - 7 LUM/LUU (1 - 1)
WHAT A RALLY THAT WAS! TO AND FRO BEFORE ACHANTA HITS ONE LONG!
WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE? YELLOW CARDS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR INDIA!!! SATHIYAN IS ARGUING IT!!! THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR THE GAME!!AUSTRALIA HAVE TWO POINTS HERE!
Sathiyan continues to argue. but it is not changing anything here.
ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 5 - 5 LUM/LUU (1 - 1)
We will join this game now with the Indian pair level on the Aussies in the third game.
UPDATE - Achanta and Sathiyan have levelled their match against Lum and Luu of Australia by taking the second game 11-9.
AKULA 10 - 12 FENG (3 - 3)
OH NO!!! AKULA WILL NOT COMPLETE FOR THE GOLD!!! THAT IS HEARTBREAKING!!!
AKULA 10 - 11 FENG (3 - 3)
MATCH POINT NUMBER TWO FOR FENG!!
AKULA 10 - 10 FENG (3 - 3)
DID FENG REALLY THINK IT WOULD BE THAT EASY!!! LEVEL
AKULA 9 - 10 FENG (3 - 3)
ON NO!!! AKULA COMPLETELY MISSES HER FOREHAND ATTEMPT!!!
MATCH POINT FENG!!
AKULA 9 - 9 FENG (3 - 3)
CAN AKULA USE HER SERVE TO HER ADVANTAGE? AFTER TWO LETS, SHE CANNOT AS FENG FORCES THE ERROR!!
BUT AN ERROR ON THE SERVICE RETURN LEAVES US LEVEL AGAIN!!! FENG TO SERVE NOW!
AKULA 8 - 8 FENG (3 - 3)
WHAT A SHOT!! INSIDE OUT FOREHAND FROM THE INDIAN AFTER FENG HAD DEFENDED BRILLIANTLY THROUGHOUT THAT RALLY!
OH NO!! SHE HITS ONE LONG!!! THAT ONE WAS THERE TO BE HAD!!!
AKULA 7 - 7 FENG (3 - 3)
Feng comes up with a great short punch to reduce the deficit to one before a huge backhand restores the scores to level.
AKULA 7 - 5 FENG (3 - 3)
Feng gets the first point on her serve but she is not able to restore parity as she hits one long.
AKULA 6 - 4 FENG (3 - 3)
Meanwhile Akula is doing what Akula does.
UPDATE - Achanta and Sathiyan have lost the first game of their Men's Doubles semi finals.
AKULA 5 - 3 FENG (3 - 3)
IT DOES NOT WORK!!! AKULA STILL HAS HER LEAD!
AKULA 4 - 2 FENG (3 - 3)
Both share a point apiece. Feng does not go for the towel break. MIND GAMES?
AKULA 3 - 1 FENG (3 - 3)
A poor service return from Akula allows Feng to get on the board before forcing an error from the Singaporean to keep her lead alive.
AKULA 2 - 0 FENG (3 - 3)
Akula draws first blood. AND SECOND BLOOD IF THAT IS A THING
AKULA 0 - 0 FENG (3 - 3)
HERE WE GO!!! ONE GAME TO DECIDE WHO GOES INTO THE FINAL OF THE WOMEN'S SINGLES EVENT!
AKULA 11 - 8 FENG (2 - 3)
AND SHE LEVELS IT ALL UP!!! HOW MANY TIMES CAN SHE KEEP DOING THIS? WE HEAD INTO A DECIDER!
AKULA 10 - 8 FENG (2 - 3)
AKULA CERTAINLY CAN!!! SOME GREAT DEFENCE HANDS HER THE LEAD!!! AND GAME POINTS!!!
AKULA 8 - 8 FENG (2 - 3)
LEVEL STILL!! WHO CAN KEEP THEIR NERVE NOW?
AKULA 7 - 7 FENG (2 - 3)
Feng gets the first one as Akula fails to control her backhand return. But she comes up with a huge return to keep us level.
AKULA 6 - 6 FENG (2 - 3)
STILL LEVEL AS WE APPROACH THE BUSINESS END OF THE GAME!
AKULA 5 - 5 FENG (2 - 3)
OH MY!!! Akula wins a brilliant rally with some excellent hitting before Feng does the same.
AKULA 4 - 4 FENG (2 - 3)
Both commit errors on the backhand as the game stays level.
AKULA 3 - 3 FENG (2 - 3)
Feng responds with a forehand and backhand winner to level the game again
AKULA 3 - 1 FENG (2 - 3)
Some great attacking play gets her the first point before an unforced error allows her to open up a lead.
AKULA 1 - 1 FENG (2 - 3)
Points shared on the Feng serve. This is Akula's chance now.
AKULA 0 - 0 FENG (2 - 3)
Akula came back from 1-3 deficits twice yesterday. This time it is easier because she already has two games. But can she struggle back momentum? That is why we are here.
AKULA 8 - 11 FENG (2 - 2)
FENG LEADS!! Error by Akula.
AKULA 8 - 10 FENG (2 - 2)
WILL THE TIMEOUT HELP FENG? YES IT WILL!!! A CROSS COURT FOREHAND GETS HER GAME POINTS!
AKULA 8 - 9 FENG (2 - 2)
SHE IS ALMOST THERE!!! TIMEOUT SINGAPORE!!
AKULA 7 - 9 FENG (2 - 2)
TWO IN A ROW FOR THE INDIAN!! Feng came back from 4-8 in the last game. Can Akula come back frm 5-9?
AKULA 5 - 9 FENG (2 - 2)
She gets the first point again. But again concedes the next one cheaply.
AKULA 4 - 8 FENG (2 - 2)
Akula does get a point off the Feng serve this time but an error on the next point allows Feng to hold onto her lead.
AKULA 3 - 7 FENG (2 - 2)
Akula gets a point back but it comes after Feng had put her seventh on the board for this game.
AKULA 2 - 6 FENG (2 - 2)
AGAIN FENG GETS BOTH THE POINTS ON HER SERVE!
AKULA 2 - 4 FENG (2 - 2)
Akula responds with a big forehand but Feng does the same on the next point to stay ahead.
AKULA 1 - 3 FENG (2 - 2)
Feng claims both points on her serve to open up a lead.
AKULA 1 - 1 FENG (2 - 2)
Akula gets the first point but the net is no friend to her today as another point goes Feng's way.
AKULA 0 - 0 FENG (2 - 2)
This is the crutial game now. Akula will feel she gave away the last one. She had led 8-4 at one point before Feng went on a six point run.
AKULA 9 - 11 FENG (2 - 1)
OH NO!!! The ball catches the tape and falls on the table. Akula dives and gets the ball back up. However, it does not land on the table. We are level in the match again.
AKULA 9 - 10 FENG (2 - 1)
AKULA SAVES ONE!
AKULA 8 - 10 FENG (2 - 1)
Brilliant shot by Feng this time. She defends well before coming up with a down the line backhand winner. AND ANOTHER POINT!! GAME POINTS! SIX IN A ROW FOR THE SINGAPOREAN!
AKULA 8 - 8 FENG (2 - 1)
ANOTHER ERROR!!! She need to regain her composure here. SHE DOES NOT!! SCORES LEVEL!
AKULA 8 - 6 FENG (2 - 1)
Feng is not giving up as she gets a point back before Akula helps her out with an unforced error.
AKULA 8 - 4 FENG (2 - 1)
Akula gets both points off her serve as Feng tries to push the tempo but fails.
AKULA 6 - 4 FENG (2 - 1)
A forehand into the body by Feng reduces the deficit to just one point. Akula gets a little help from the net as she restores a two point lead again.
AKULA 5 - 3 FENG (2 - 1)
Great shot by Feng reduces the gap to three before Akula hits her inside out forehand wide.
AKULA 5 - 1 FENG (2 - 1)
FENG LOOKS WORRIED HERE!!! FIVE IN A ROW FOR AKULA!
AKULA 3 - 1 FENG (2 - 1)
AND SHE TAKES THE LEAD!!
AKULA 1 - 1 FENG (2 - 1)
Akula is on fire as she levels the first game with a perfect down the line smash.
AKULA 11 - 6 FENG (1 - 1)
AND THAT IS IT!!! FENG WITH THE ERROR!! AKULA LEADS IN THE MACTH FOR THE FIRST TIME!
AKULA 10 - 6 FENG (1 - 1)
FENG SAVES ONE OF THEM!! STILL FOUR MORE TO COME!
AKULA 10 - 5 FENG (1 - 1)
GAME POINTS! FIVE OF THEM!
AKULA 9 - 5 FENG (1 - 1)
WHAT A SERVE!!! A FAST SERVE MAKES IT A FOUR POINT GAME NOW!
AKULA 7 - 5 FENG (1 - 1)
Akula keeps her lead intact as both players share points.
AKULA 6 - 4 FENG (1 - 1)
Feng gets one back but Akula keeps the ball in play to take the next one.
AKULA 5 - 3 FENG (1 - 1)
BUT SHE DOES GET THEM ON THE FENG SERVE!!! TWO POINT LEAD FOR THE INDIAN
AKULA 3 - 3 FENG (1 - 1)
This time Akula can't takes both points on her serve as her backhand on the second point went long.
AKULA 2 - 2 FENG (1 - 1)
But Feng comes back flying with some perfectly placed shots.
AKULA 2 - 0 FENG (1 - 1)
AGAIN SHE FINDS THE ANGLE ON THE FOREHAND BEFORE FORCING AN ERROR ON THE BACKHAND.
AKULA 0 - 0 FENG (1 - 1)
That was a great timeout by the Indians. Feng was on the ascendency before that timeout. Akula came back and shot two winners to take the game.
AKULA 11 - 8 FENG (0 - 1)
AND AN INSIDE OUT FOREHAND LEVELS THE MATCH!!!
AKULA 10 - 8 FENG (0 - 1)
GAME POINTS!! AKULA FINDS A TREMENDOUS ANGLE TO BRING UP GAME POINTS FOR HERSELF!
AKULA 9 - 8 FENG (0 - 1)
FENG IS COMING BACK STRONG NOW!! LONG RALLY ENDS WITH AN AKULA ERROR AGAIN!
AKULA 9 - 7 FENG (0 - 1)
WHAT A SERVE! Feng does not even get the bat to it. Akula defends very well for most of that rally but ends up hitting one long.
AKULA 8 - 6 FENG (0 - 1)
Akula mishits a Feng serve to reduce her lead before Feng catches the edge on the down the line backhand.
AKULA 8 - 4 FENG (0 - 1)
AND AGAIN!! This will do very nicely for the Indian.
AKULA 7 - 3 FENG (0 - 1)
Feng gets one back but Akula is in no mood to let her back into this game.
AKULA 6 - 2 FENG (0 - 1)
BACK TO BACK POINTS ON HER SERVE NOW!!! FOUR POINT LEAD!
AKULA 4 - 2 FENG (0 - 1)
Akula forces the error from Feng on the backhand before the Singaporean gives away the next point off an unforced error.
AKULA 2 - 2 FENG (0 - 1)
And again. This time on Akula's serve.
AKULA 1 - 1 FENG (0 - 1)
She splits the points on Feng's serve.
AKULA 0 - 0 FENG (0 - 1)
Akula came back from huge deficits yesterday so this is nothing for her.
AKULA 6 - 11 FENG
Akula saves one of them by catching the edge of the table but the next one goes wide off the net. Game 1 to Feng.
AKULA 5 - 10 FENG
A forehand into the body gives Feng game points.
AKULA 5 - 9 FENG
Akula responds with a down the line winner this time. She gets no help from the net as the ball bounces off the tape and wide.
AKULA 4 - 8 FENG
Feng takes both points off her serve this time. FOUR POINT GAME NOW!
AKULA 4 - 6 FENG
Feng has been relentless so far. No real chances for the Indian to capilatize on. The Indian is still within two points though.
AKULA 2 - 4 FENG
Akula has not started well against Feng. She is down a couple of points.
We have more live action here for you in table tennis. Sreeja Akula will take on Tianwei Feng.
SATHIYAN 11 - 9 WALKER (3 - 2)
WALKER CANNOT SAVE THIS ONE!!! WHAT A MATCH THAT WAS!!! SATHIYAN IS THROUGH TO THE SEMI FINAL!
SATHIYAN 10 - 9 WALKER (3 - 2)
MATCH POINT!! BIG FOREHAND BY THE INDIAN UNDER PRESSURE!
SATHIYAN 9 - 9 WALKER (3 - 2)
Sathiyan comes to within a point of the Englishman before levelling it all. ALL ABOUT COMPOSURE NOW!! WALKER HAS THE SERVE!
SATHIYAN 7 - 9 WALKER (3 - 2)
Points shared on the Walker serve.
SATHIYAN 6 - 8 WALKER (3 - 2)
Great forehand attack from the Indian ends with Walker hitting his into the net. But Sathiyan cannot make it count. His cross court forehand cannot cross the net.
SATHIYAN 5 - 7 WALKER (3 - 2)
Sathiyan forces an error on the backhand to halve the deficit before an error on the forehand lets Walker keep his lead.
SATHIYAN 4 - 6 WALKER (3 - 2)
Walker finally screams out as he has another point in the bag. AND ANOTHER ONE!! HE LEADS BY TWO NOW!
SATHIYAN 4 - 4 WALKER (3 - 2)
Walker takes the lead now but Sathiyan gets him back level. This is really nervy now.
SATHIYAN 3 - 3 WALKER (3 - 2)
A brilliant rally ends with Sathiyan hitting it long. AND WE ARE LEVEL!! Another Sathiyan error on the backhand.
SATHIYAN 3 - 1 WALKER (3 - 2)
Error by Sathiyan on the forehand now. He gets some help from Walker who messes up on the backhand.
SATHIYAN 2 - 0 WALKER (3 - 2)
Sathiyan starts off well with the first two points. That should set the tone now.
SATHIYAN 0 - 0 WALKER (3 - 2)
Sathiyan has to respond now. If Walker wins this one as well, he will have too much momentum going into the decider.
SATHIYAN 10 - 12 WALKER (3 - 1)
Walker is right back in it! He was down 7-2 at one point. He then went onto defend three match points to come away with the game.
SATHIYAN 10 - 11 WALKER (3 - 1)
GAME POINTS FOR WALKER!!! WEAK BACKHAND AGAIN BY THE INDIAN!
SATHIYAN 10 - 10 WALKER (3 - 1)
AND WE ARE LEVEL!!! THREE IN A ROW FOR WALKER!
SATHIYAN 10 - 9 WALKER (3 - 1)
AND ANOTHER ONE!! THAT WAS A WEAK RETURN BY SATHIYAN!
SATHIYAN 10 - 8 WALKER (3 - 1)
Walker saves one
SATHIYAN 10 - 7 WALKER (3 - 1)
SATHIYAN 8 - 7 WALKER (3 - 1)
AND ANOTHER ONE!! SATHIYAN CALLS A TIMEOUT!! GOOD DECISION THAT!!
SATHIYAN 8 - 6 WALKER (3 - 1)
Can Walker claim the two points on his serve. He has the first one. AND THE SECOND ONE AS WELL!!! TWO POINT GAME NOW!
SATHIYAN 8 - 4 WALKER (3 - 1)
WHAT A FOREHAND BY SATHIYAN!! CROSS COURT AND WALKER DOESN'T EVEN ATTEMPT IT! Walker responds with a down the line backhand. Still a four point lead for the Indian.
SATHIYAN 7 - 3 WALKER (3 - 1)
Walker needed both points on his serve to stay in contention. He could only get one.
SATHIYAN 6 - 2 WALKER (3 - 1)
BOTH POINTS ON HIS OWN SERVE!! HE LEADS BY FOUR!! IT IS ALL ABOUT CLOSING THIS OUT NOW!
SATHIYAN 4 - 2 WALKER (3 - 1)
He can. The Indian lost the first one but forced the error on the next one to stay ahead.
SATHIYAN 3 - 1 WALKER (3 - 1)
Sathiyan claims both points on his serve to take the lead. Can he keep it now?
SATHIYAN 1 - 1 WALKER (3 - 1)
Sathiyan pushes Walker back with some crushing forehands. The Englishman tries to counter and hits it long. He does force an error on the Sathiyan forehand on the next point
UPDATE - Things are not looking well for Sanil Shetty who finds himself down 1-3 in his encounter against Liam Pitchford. He is down 3-9 in the fifth as well.
SATHIYAN 8 - 11 WALKER (3 - 0)
WALKER HAS A GAME BACK!!! His forehand had a little too much behind it this time.
SATHIYAN 8 - 10 WALKER (3 - 0)
SATHIYAN SAVES ONE!! WALKER HAS THE SERVES THOUGH!
SATHIYAN 7 - 10 WALKER (3 - 0)
GAME POINTS WALKER!!
SATHIYAN 7 - 9 WALKER (3 - 0)
THREE IN A ROW FOR THE INDIAN!!! JUST ONE POINT BETWEEN THEM!! He misses his forehand. STILL A TWO POINT GAME!
SATHIYAN 6 - 8 WALKER (3 - 0)
Errors on the backhand by Walker reduces the lead to just two points now.
SATHIYAN 4 - 8 WALKER (3 - 0)
Sathiyan has one more back but hits his backhand into the net. Still four points between them
SATHIYAN 3 - 7 WALKER (3 - 0)
Sathiyan needed that one. Walker would have run away with it otherwise.
SATHIYAN 2 - 6 WALKER (3 - 0)
The Englishman has definitely upped his game here. And the net helps him out to extend the lead to four points.
SATHIYAN 2 - 4 WALKER (3 - 0)
Sathiyan has the first point back off his backhand but the Englishman responds with one his own to stay ahead in the game.
SATHIYAN 1 - 3 WALKER (3 - 0)
Sathiyan has one back but a forehand into the net means that Walker has his lead intact.
SATHIYAN 0 - 2 WALKER (3 - 0)
Walker starts with two points at the start of the game. Both of Sathiyan's serve.
UPDATE - In the other game right now, Shetty finds himself a game down now after Pitchford took the third game 11-8. The Indian though currently leads 4-2 in the fourth.
SATHIYAN 11 - 5 WALKER (2 - 0)
AND THAT IS GAME!!! SATHIYAN IS ONE GAME AWAY FROM A PLACE IN THE SEMIS!
SATHIYAN 9 - 5 WALKER (2 - 0)
Failure to return Sathiyan's serve means that Walker won't be able to reduce the deficit even though he takes the next one.
SATHIYAN 8 - 4 WALKER (2 - 0)
Walker fights back with a point but a down the line forehand is too much for him to return.
SATHIYAN 7 - 3 WALKER (2 - 0)
Both share points on Sathiyan's serve to keep the four point advantage for the Indian going.
SATHIYAN 6 - 2 WALKER (2 - 0)
Walker has a point back but Sathiyan is having none of it. Still a four point game.
SATHIYAN 5 - 1 WALKER (2 - 0)
Walker misses another forehand as Sathiyan takes complete control of this game.
SATHIYAN 4 - 1 WALKER (2 - 0)
Sathiyan has started well in the third as well. Walker is in trouble and his corner call timeout.
SATHIYAN 0 - 0 WALKER (2 - 0)
GAME THREE!! HERE WE GO!
UPDATE - Sathiyan has taken his second game against Walker as well but Shetty has lost to Pitchford and the scores are level in that one.
UPDATE - Both Sathiyan and Shetty have taken their respective first games in their ongoing quarter finals.
ACHANTA 10 - 7 QUEK (3 - 0)
AND THAT IS IT!!! ACHANTA IS INTO THE SEMI FINAL OF THE SINGLES EVENT!
ACHANTA 10 - 7 QUEK (3 - 0)
ACHANTA 9 - 6 QUEK (3 - 0)
Achanta is just moments from sealing the match now.
ACHANTA 5 - 2 QUEK (3 - 0)
Achnata has started the fourth game like a house on fire here.
ACHANTA 11 - 4 QUEK (2 - 0)
The Indian is just putting the final touches now. He is up by three games now. One more and he is through to the semi final.
ACHANTA 4 - 1 QUEK (2 - 0)
The Indian continues his good run here.
ACHANTA 2 - 0 QUEK (2 - 0)
Achanta starts off with two quick points here.
ACHANTA 0 - 0 QUEK (2 - 0)
This has been a dominating performance by the Indian so far.
ACHANTA 11 - 7 QUEK (1 - 0)
AND ACHANTA HAS THE SECOND GAME IN THE BAG AS WELL
ACHANTA 10 - 7 QUEK (1 - 0)
ACHANTA 9 - 7 QUEK (1 - 0)
Achanta's big forehand allows him to extend his lead but his backhand error keeps it at a two point game.
ACHANTA 8 - 6 QUEK (1 - 0)
Quek gets one back on his serve. AND ANOTHER ONE!! TWO POINT GAME NOW
ACHANTA 8 - 4 QUEK (1 - 0)
Achanta extends his lead massively now. Only a matter of time now.
ACHANTA 6 - 4 QUEK (1 - 0)
Quek responds with a forehand of his own. Achanta has managed to keep his lead intact though.
ACHANTA 4 - 2 QUEK (1 - 0)
Quek's backhand is all over the place right now has he commits an error on it before Achanta comes back with a forehand winner.
ACHANTA 2 - 2 QUEK (1 - 0)
Achanta responds with a couple of points on his own serve now.
ACHANTA 0 - 2 QUEK (1 - 0)
Again it is Quek who gets the first point. And he will take the lead on his serve
ACHANTA 0 - 0 QUEK (1 - 0)
Game two... Here we go!
ACHANTA 11 - 5 QUEK
Quek saves one of them but then hits his backhand long. Achanta has the first game in the bag.
ACHANTA 10 - 5 QUEK
ACHANTA 9 - 5 QUEK
Achanta is on fire right now. A string of points have put him in the driving seat now.
ACHANTA 7 - 5 QUEK
Great defence by Achanta and then he counters with a big forehand. AND NOW HE LEADS BY TWO!!
ACHANTA 5 - 5 QUEK
ACHANTA 4 - 4 QUEK
Achanta again takes the lead but again the youngster pulls him back
ACHANTA 3 - 3 QUEK
Achanta takes the lead again but this time his backhand lets him down as we level the game again.
ACHANTA 2 - 2 QUEK
Errors galore here at the start of this match as both players feel each other out.
ACHANTA 1 - 1 QUEK
Quek starts off quick by forcing an error on the backhand but Achanta does the same with one on the forehand.
ACHANTA 0 - 0 QUEK
And we are ready to begin. HERE WE GO!
ACHANTA 0 - 0 QUEK
The players have come out and after a quick warmup we will have live action. Sathiyan and Sanil Shetty are also in contention for place in the semis and we will have updates for you from those game as well.
The other Indian pair of Sreeha Akula and Reeth Tennison have also made it to the final eight by beating Chloe Zhang and Lara Whitten in straight games.
We start the day with some good news as the Indian pair of Manika Batra and Diya Chitale have qualified for the quarter finals of the Women's doubles event with a straight games win against Mauritius' Oumehani Hosenally and Nadeshwaree Jalim.
ATHLETICS AND PARA ATHLETICS
Women’s F55-57 Shot Put Final: Poonam Sharma, Sharmilam, Santosh - 2:50 pm
Women’s 10,000m Race Walk Final: Priyanka, Bhawana Jat- 3 pm
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Final: Avinash Sable - 4:20 pm
Women’s Tea 4x100m Relay round 1, Heat 1: Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Shrbani Nanda, NS Simi - 4:45 pm
Women’s Hammer Throw Final: Manju Bala - 11:30 pm
Men’s 5000m Final: Avinash Sable - 12:40 am
Men’s doubles, quarterfinal: V Senthilkumar/Abhay Singh vs Yow Eain Ng/Wern Chee Yuen - 5:15 pm
Mixed doubles, semifinal: Dipika Pallikal/Saurav Ghosal vs Joelle King/Paul Coll - 6 pm
Women’s singles quarterfinals: PV Sindhu vs Jin Wei Goh - 4:20 pm
Women’s singles quarterfinals: Akarshi Kashyap vs Kirsty Gilmour - 6 pm
Men’s singles quarterfinals: Kidambi Srikanth vs Toby Penty - 10 pm
Men’s singles quarterfinals: Lakshya Sen vs Paul Georges - 10 pm
Women’s doubles quarterfinals: Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Tahlia Richardson/Katherine Wynter - 10:50 pm
Men’s doubles quarterfinals: Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy vs Schueler/Nathan - 11:40 pm
Women’s Minimumweight (45-48kg) semifinal: Nitu Ghangas vs Priyanka Dhillon - 3 pm
Men’s Flyweight (48kg-51kg) semifinal: Amit Panghal vs Patrick Chinyemba - 3:30 pm
Women’s Light Flyweight (48kg-50kg) semifinal: Nikhat Zareen vs Savannah Stubley - 7:15 pm
Women’s Lightweight (57kg-60kg) semifinal: Jaismine vs Gemma Richardson - 8 pm
Men’s Featherweight, semifinal: Mohammad Hussamuddin vs Joseph Commey - 11:30 pm
Men’s Welterweight (63.5kg-67kg) semifinal: Rohit Tokas vs Stephen Zimba - 12:45 pm
Super Heavyweight (over 92kg) semifinal: Sagar vs Ifeanyi Onyekwere - 1:30 am
Women’s T20 semi-final: India vs England - 3:30 pm
Men’s team semi-final: India vs South Africa - 10:30 pm
TABLE TENNIS AND PARA TABLE TENNIS
Women’s doubles round of 16: Akula Sreeja/Reeth Tennison vs Anna Chloe Thomas Wu Zang/Lara Whitton- 2 pm
Women’s doubles round of 16: Manika Batra/Diya Parag Chitale vs Oumehani Hosenally/Nandashwaree Jalim - 2 pm
Men’s Singles quarterfinal: Sharath Kamal vs Quek Izaac Yong - 2:40 pm
Men’s singles quarterfinal: G Sathiyan vs Sam Walker - 3:25 PM IST
Men’s singles quarterfinal: Sanil Shetty vs Liam Pitchford - 3:25 PM IST
Women’s singles semifinal: Sreeja Akula vs Tianwei Feng - 4:10 PM IST
Men’s doubles semifinal: Sharath Kamal/G Sathiyan vs Nicholas Lum/Finn Luu - 4:55 PM IST
Mixed doubles semifinals: Achanta Sharath Kamal/ Akula Sreeja vs Nicholas Lum/Minhyung Jee - 6 pm
Women’s doubles quarter-final* - 8:30 PM IST
Men’s Singles Classes 3-5: Bronze Medal Match: Raj Aravindan Alagar vs Isau Ogunkunle - 6:15 pm
Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 Bronze medal match: Sonalben Patel vs Sue Bailey- 12:15 am
Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 Gold medal match: Bahvina Patel vs Christina Ikpeoyi - 1 am
WRESTLING (starts at 3 pm)
Men’s Freestyle 57kg quarterfinals: Ravi Kumar vs Suraj Singh
Men’s Freestyle 97kg quarterfinals: Deepak Nehra vs Randhawa
Women’s Freestyle 76kg quarterfinals: Pooja Sihag vs Montague
Women’s Freestyle 53 kg - Nordic System match 1: Vinesh Phogat vs Mercy
Women’s Freestyle 50 kg - Nordic System match 1:Pooja Gehlot vs Lemofack
Men’s Freestyle 74kg 1/8 Final: Naveen vs Ogbonna John
Women’s Freestyle 53 kg - Nordic System match 2: Vinesh Phogat vs Samantha
Women’s Freestyle 50 kg - Nordic System match 2:Pooja Gehlot vs Ndolo
Women’s Freestyle 53 kg - Nordic System match 3: Vinesh Phogat vs Keshani