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Badminton World Championships 2018 Highlights: PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to reach semis

Badminton World Championships 2018 Highlights: PV Sindhu reaches the semi-final in Nanjing as all other Indians exited.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 3, 2018 11:42:43 pm
pv sindhu live Badminton World Championships 2018 Highlights: PV Sindhu moves into the semis.

Badminton World Championships 2018 Highlights: PV Sindhu reached the semi-final of the World Championships for the fourth time in Nanjing. Sindhu was on top of her game beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-17 21-19 in straight games to enter the semifinal for the second straight year. She will face Akane Yamaguchi next. Meanwhile, all other Indian players – Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth and mixed doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost.

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Badminton World Championships 2018 Highlights: PV Sindhu enters semis

21:25 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu into semi-final

PV Sindhu has two bronze medals and a silver medal from three World Championships. This will be her fourth medal but she will like to win the gold medal. She faces another Japan player, Akane Yamaguchi in the semi-final

21:20 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

She's done it! PV Sindhu reaches the semi-final of World Championships after beating Nozomi Okuhara. The return from Okuhara is long and Sindhu shouts in celebrations. She wins 21-17 21-19 in the quarter-final

21:16 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

Sindhu 19-18! Great rally between the two players and Okuhara is tired. Sindhu with a cross shot which was wrongly anticipated by  Okuhara

21:08 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

Sindhu using her height and reach to her advantage to hit some deep shots. But Okuhara also up for it. The score is tied 15-15 in the second game

21:03 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

Some unforced errors from Nozomi Okuhara and Sindhu is level 11-11 in the second game. What a good comeback this by the Indian. Okuhara failing to finish points

21:00 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

PV Sindhu took five straight points to make it 8-10 in the second game but she runs out of steam as Okuhara smashes down the line to lead 11-8 at the break in the second game

20:51 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

PV Sindhu failing to get her drop shots right on several occasions! She errored on three chances and Okuhara has raced to a 5-0 lead in the second game

20:47 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live: Game, Sindhu

25 minutes and PV Sindhu wins the 1st game 21-17! A top, dominating performance in that. Okuhara with a shot close to the net which is answered by a cross drop shot from Sindhu for the game!

20:45 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara exchange shots on the right side and then Sindhu moves the game towards left. Okuhara with a cross-court shot and Sindhu with her own which Okuhara hits in the net! Game point Sindhu

20:43 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

Brilliant control from Sindhu as she covers the court with good movement. Okuhara not looking at her peak for now. She is struggling to control the game

20:37 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

Nozomi Okuhara is not letting Sindhu just run away with the game. She makes a couple of smart shots close to the net and then one behind Sindhu. The scores are 14-13 Sindhu

20:34 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

PV Sindhu goes into the break with a slendor lead of 11-10. Sindhu is covering major part of the court and forcing Okuhara to make errors. Good game for her so far

20:31 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

PV Sindhu with a good comeback and now she takes a 10-9 lead against Okuhara. The Japan player has made a couple of errors in her judgement

20:26 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

Okuhara with an early lead in the quarter-final! Sindhu took her time to get going. Okuhara up 7-4 in the first game against Sindhu

20:25 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live

India's final player of the day, PV Sindhu begins her quarter-final match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara. These two were the finallist of the last World Championships

20:24 (IST)03 Aug 2018
Okuhara leads

A couple of errors from Sindhu as he sends the shuttle outside. She trails 1-4. Okuhara dominating from the start. However, it is a long way to go.

20:23 (IST)03 Aug 2018
PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara

India's PV Sindhu is the only Indian in the Women's singles after Carolina Marin beat Saina Nehwal  earlier in the day. Lets see how the Hyderabad girl fares in her match against Okuhara.

20:18 (IST)03 Aug 2018
Kento Momota beats Sai Praneeth

Kento Momota beats Sai Praneeth- 21-12, 21-12. Brisk work by Momota as he completes a dominanting win in 38 minutes. He qualifies for the semi-final. Next match is PV Sindhu vs Nozumi Okuhara.

20:09 (IST)03 Aug 2018
Second Break!

Second Break! Sai Praneeth trails 11-7 against Kento Momota. Momota has once against taken the game by the scruff of its neck and takes a big lead against the Indian. Can Praneeth make a comeback?

20:06 (IST)03 Aug 2018
Praneeth equalizes at 6-6

A much better performance from Sai Praneeth as he equalizes to make it 6-6. His response to the Japanese shuttlers aggression has been good. Needs to maintain his composure. 

Saina Nehwal Saina Nehwal plays quarters. (Source: AP)

Saina Nehwal on Thursday became the first woman to reach the quarter-finals of BWF World Championships for eight consecutive times. She sailed into the women’s singles quarterfinals after defeating 2013 champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand 21-16 21-19.