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Sindhu vs Intanon: 21-18, 17-21, 12-21
Mishra-Singhi vs Rawinda-Jongkolphan: 16-21, 13-21
Kashyap vs Chochuwong: 16-21, 11-21
Thomas Cup quarterfinals: India vs Malaysia, 530 pm IST
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Uber Cup QF, IND 0-3 THA – Kashyap 16-21, 11-21 Chochuwong: Thailand are through to the semifinals and assured of a medal! Chochuwong won the last five points to close out the win. Disappointing result for India as they lose the tie in three matches. The last two matches will not be played since Thailand have an unassailable lead.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 16-21, 11-17 Chochuwong: This time it’s Chochuwong who wins the net exchange and builds a six-point lead. Thailand are nearly there.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 16-21, 7-15 Chochuwong: The Thai world No 10 is being relentless now and marching towards a win. Kashyap not helping her cause by being inconsistent. Another unsuccessful challenger by her.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 16-21, 6-11 Chochuwong: The Thai raises her game again and takes a healthy lead to the interval. There have been some sharp and precise cross-court smashes from her. It’s now or never for India!
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 16-21, 6-9 Chochuwong: Much better from Kashyap as she wins four our of five points to reduce the gap. Chochuwong looking a bit casual at times.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 16-21, 2-8 Chochuwong: It’s slipping away from India. Chochuwong is in complete control. Kashyap is showing sparks but there have been too many errors.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 16-21, 0-3 Chochuwong: Bright start to the second game too for the Thai. She seems to have settled into a nice rhythm. Kashyap being made to move all over the court and the errors are creeping in.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 16-21 Chochuwong: The Thai world no 10 stamps her authority and takes the first game in 20 minutes. Kashyap did really well to get to 15-16 but Chochuwong then won four points in a row before closing out the game. Thailand are just one game away from winning the tie and reaching the semifinals.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 15-19 Chochuwong: Lovely play from the Thai. She moves Kashyap nicely and finishes the point with a superb cross-court drop shot. She’s inching towards winning the first game.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 15-16 Chochuwong: Four points in a row now for Kashyap! She’s showing wonderful net-play. This could still go either way. The world No 10 is under pressure all of a sudden.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 10-14 Chochuwong: Kashyap loses a challenge and then loses the next two points too. The world No 10 is making her move and pulling away.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 10-11 Chochuwong: Superb again from Kashyap to make it 10-10, a brilliantly-disguised drop shot winner. But she follows that up by hitting one wide and Thailand get the lead at the break.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 8-8 Chochuwong: Wonderful play by the Indian. She gets a winner deep in the court with a lob and follows that up with a fine drop shot to draw level.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 5-7 Chochuwong: The game is pretty much on Chochuwong’s racket at the moment, she’s dictating play. But Kashyap is somehow hanging in there.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Kashyap 2-5 Chochuwong: The Thai world No 10 with her nose ahead in the initial stage. A couple of tame errors from the Indian.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA: Next up is a singles clash between Aakarshi Kashyap and world No 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong. This is a must-win match for India to stay alive in the tie.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-2 THA – Shruti-Siman 16-21, 13-21 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Thailand take a 2-0 lead in the tie. A comfortable doubles win for the Thai pair at the end. The unranked Indian pair did well in the first game and showed grit throughout but it wasn’t enough.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 16-21, 11-16 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: A gruelling point again and it ends with Thailand making a drop shot winner. Time’s running out for India as Thailand head towards a 2-0 lead in the tie.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 16-21, 11-13 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Now three points in a row for India. Thailand with a couple of errors while Simran makes a superb return winner.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 16-21, 8-11 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Well a disappointing few minutes for India and Thailand manage to win six points in a row to take the lead at the interval. The world No 8 pair didn’t panic when they were behind and are showing their class.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 16-21, 8-5 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Now three points in a row for India and Shruti is pumped! Plenty of aggression by the Indian pair and they’re blending that with some smart play.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 16-21, 4-1 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Fine start to the second game by the Indians. They haven’t let their shoulders drop after losing the opener. The Thai pair with a few errors early in the second game.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 16-21 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: That’s the first game in the bag for Thailand in 20 minutes. The Indians put up a strong fight but their opponents have just been more clinical in crucial moments.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 16-15 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Another fantastic point but this time the Thai pair comes out on top as Shruti finds the net. Both pairs look exhausted at the end of that 57-shot rally, the longest so far in the match.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 15-14 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Five points in a row for the Indians and they’re in the lead! This is great temperament on display by the young unranked pair.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 12-14 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Errors creeping into the Indians’ game. The Thai pair is dictating points and finding the corners. Simran does well to draw an error and stop the one-way traffic. A superb point follows that! All four players moved from corner to corner with both pairs showing patience, and it’s the Indians who come out on top after their opponents find the net.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 8-11 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: The Thai world No 8 pair has pulled away to take a healthy lead to the interval. The Indians are playing with intensity but their opponents seem more settled on the court now.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 7-6 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: This time the Thai pair works the point well and kills it at the net. But the Indians respond by taking the next point as Shruti gets a smash at the net.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 6-4 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Point of the match so far and the Indians come out on top. They were on the offensive throughout and drew an error eventually. Promising start to the match for them.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Shruti-Siman 4-2 Rawinda-Jongkolphan: Quick start by both teams as Mishra finds the corner to help India draw level. The Indians then win the next two points to pull ahead.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA: Next up is a doubles clash. Shruti Mishra and Simran Singhi are up against Rawinda Prajongjai and Jongkolphan Kititharakul.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-1 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-21, 12-21 Intanon: Thailand take a lead in the tie. A tame defeat for Sindhu at the end. Intanon was clinical in the final stages of the match and converted the first match point she got. Big loss for India this.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-21, 12-18 Intanon: A wonderful point with both players showing great skill and deception but it ends with Sindhu hitting one wide. Intanon then builds a point smartly and finishes it with a smash. She’s inching towards a win.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-21, 12-14 Intanon: Sindhu pulls back a few of points. A wonderful lob into the corner from the Indian. She follows that up by drawing an error from the Thai. But Intanon still has the lead.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-21, 9-14 Intanon: That’s five points in a row now for Thailand. Intanon is making her move and running away with this. Sindhu must respond soon.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-21, 8-11 Intanon: Thailand with their nose ahead at the interval as Intanon wins a couple of points in a row. Sindhu with a lob that goes just over. There’s plenty of support for Sindhu in the arena. “C’mon didi, let’s go India,” heard from the stands.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-21, 8-9 Intanon: Sindhu with a wonderful drop shot to break a run of points won by Intanon. She follows that up by pushing Intanon to the back and killing the point with a smash at the net.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-21, 4-5 Intanon: This is really good from Intanon, moving Sindhu corner to corner. The Indian loses a review early in the piece, but gets the serve back from a second service error of the game by May.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-21, 3-3 Intanon: Reading body language might never be the best idea but Sindhu hasn’t quite looked her energetic self today. It won’t matter if she wins at the end though... but a bit subdued from her overall.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-21 Intanon: Game 2, Ratchanok! In a game that followed similar patterns to the opening game, Sindhu kept fighting back every time Intanon moved ahead. In the end, the Thai star closes it out. DECIDER TIME!
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 17-20 Intanon: Two game points saved by Sindhu. Good stuff but too big a gap.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – Sindhu 21-18, 15-20 Intanon: Game points, May.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 21-18, 15-18 Ratchanok Intanon: A couple of times now that Sindhu has missed a bread-and-b utter forehand block. She gets the serve back at 14-18 though and then Intanon misses a simple kill.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 21-18, 12-16 Ratchanok Intanon: Shot-making wise this feels like the best phase of the match from a contest point of view. Sindhu keeps fighting back, Intanon then comes up with lovely winners.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 21-18, 9-13 Ratchanok Intanon: Sindhu already playing with better control since the interval but Intanon plays a stunning crosscourt shot that does just enough to take the shuttle past the net. Lovely rally follows and Sindhu gets the pace right to close the point with a crosscourt smash. Sindhu fighting back!
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 21-18, 4-11 Ratchanok Intanon: Maybe three-four rallies in that second game where Sindhu was in the point. Otherwise all Intanon since we changed ends.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 21-18, 4-9 Ratchanok Intanon: Wonderful defence by Sindhu but Intanon eventually kills the point... sounds like something we said in the opening game too! Sindhu’s radar is way off at the moment.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 21-18, 1-5 Ratchanok Intanon: Sindhu missing the lines from the far side of the court now. Great start for May in the second game.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 21-18 Ratchanok Intanon: Game 1, PV Sindhu! The Indian had to stave off multiple mini fightbacks by Ratchanok Intanon but shows good composure to close out a tight opening game 21-18
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 20-18 Ratchanok Intanon: Brilliant backhand winner, great touch by Sindhu! Game points. First big roar of the day.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 19-18 Ratchanok Intanon: Things seemed in control for Sindhu at 19-15 but Intanon is closing the gap again. Down to one point with a brilliant crosscourt clear.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 18-15 Ratchanok Intanon: And now Sindhu inches ahead again. Couple of errors from Intanon helped but good point construction by Sindhu. Brilliant 1-2 punch by Sindhu to play a deceptive drop and then lift it over May for a 3-point lead.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 14-15 Ratchanok Intanon: Two more return errors and now Intanon is into the lead.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 14-13 Ratchanok Intanon: Oh dear, couple of wild misses from Sindhu, and Intanon has crept up close.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 14-11 Ratchanok Intanon: Terrific first point after the interval by Intanon who does everything well on defence... but it still went to Sindhu, who kept her focus and put it awway. It’s a good back-and-forth at the moment and May is starting to find her control. Brilliant crosscourt winner at the net by Sindhu followed by another precise smash by the Thai.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 11-6 Ratchanok Intanon: A nice exchange at the net and on an error from Intanon, a confident Sindhu takes a five-point lead at the interval. Solid start.
Uber Cup QF, IND 0-0 THA – PV Sindhu 10-5 Ratchanok Intanon: Good pace from Sindhu early on. Keeping the shuttle downward as much as possible, and the control is there too... as we type that a good run of points ends with a bad miss by Sindhu, when the kill was imminent. But she continues to dictate and is not letting Intanon settle at all.
Uber Cup QF, IND vs THA – PV Sindhu 4-3 Ratchanok Intanon: Some lovely touch on display early on from Intanon, while Sindhu is a bit tight. But the Indian gets the serve on a service error and puts together a good little series of points.
Uber Cup quarterfinals, India vs Thailand – PV Sindhu vs Ratchanok Intanon: It’s the 12th meeting between these two former world champions. May, as Intanon is known as, has won the last three meetings. But Sindhu will fancy her chances here, being in better form in 2022.
12.25 pm: Indian women started Wednesday with an outside chance of topping the group and being seeded for the knockouts but they couldn’t get going against a strong Korean side and lost 5-0. Which meant they had to face one of the group toppers, and the draw pitted them against another strong side... hosts Thailand.
Here’s a recap of yesterday’s action.
12.20 pm: Hello and welcome to live updates from quarterfinals day at the 2022 Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in Bangkok.
Both Indian men’s team and women’s team are in action today in two huge knockout clashes. A win in the best-of-five matches will guarantee a medal. PV Sindhu and Co are in action first up and they take on hosts Thailand who will be led by Ratchanok Intanon. The match starts at 12.30 pm IST (and live in Indian on Sports18 and Voot Select).
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