PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying, Asian Games 2018 Badminton Final: Sindhu loses 21-13, 21-16; settles for Silver

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New Delhi | Updated:Aug 28, 2018 1:12:03 pm

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying Highlights: Asian Games 2018 badminton women's singles finals ended 21-13, 21-16 as the Indian shuttler had to settle for a Silver.

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PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying: The star Indian shuttler lost her fifth final of the year as she lost 21-13, 21-16 to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in badminton women’s singles final. Sindhu had reached the final after defeating Akane Yamaguchi 21-17 15-21 21-10 for her second win over the Japanese at the Asian Games, having beaten her in the team championship as well. The energy-sapping 65-minute match featured a 50-shot rally in the decider, which Sindhu won.

If PV Sindhu would have defeated Tai Tzu Ying, it would have been a historic medal for India as Syed Modi’s bronze in men’s singles at the 1982 Games in New Delhi was the only individual medal for India at the Asian Games. The other Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal had lost to Ying 17-21 14-21 in the semi-final, settling for a bronze.

When and where is PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying, Asian Games 2018 final match?

The final between PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying took place on Tuesday i.e. August 28, 2018. The match was played at Jakarta, Indonesia.

What time will Asian Games 2018, PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying final match begin?

The match was supposed to start at around 11:40 AM (IST). But, there was delay due to men’s singles final.

How to watch PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying LIVE Streaming Online and LIVE Score?

The match was broadcast on Sony Network. The final was also streamed live on Sony LIV.

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Asian Games 2018 | PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying Badminton final highlights -


    12:56 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Heartbreak for India

    PV Sindhu loses the second game 21-16 and also loses the Asian Games 2018 final with that. She wins India a historic Silver in badminton but failed to get her hands on Gold in what was her fifth final defeat of the year. 

    12:52 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Game point!

    Tai Tzu Ying, the world number is just one point away from Gold. She leads 20-15.

    12:48 (IST)28 Aug 2018

    Tai Tzu Ying is moving swiftly across the court and making Sindhu sweat. With yet another, smash she takes the score to 15-10.

    12:46 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Another error, score 13-8

    It has been a disappointing day for the India who has committed too many errors by her standards. The Chinese Taipei shuttler has taken advantage and now leads by five points. The score is now 13-8.

    12:44 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    The Signature Sindhu drop

    The Indian shuttler produced one of her signature moments with that drop and reduces the lead to just two points. She is now behind 9-7 and is looking promising.

    12:41 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Tai Tzu Ying leads 7-4

    PV Sindhu is just not finding her rhythm.  She is committing too many errors and is behind by three points now.

    12:38 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Ying takes lead

    It has been a similar kind of start for Sindhu in the second game and she is trailing. However, the score line is much better with Ying leading 3-2.

    12:35 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Sindhu loses 1st game 21-13

    There it goes! Another error and Sindhu loses the first game by 21-13. She found the net and gifted another point to her Chinese counterpart. The Indian will now have to win back to back games to win the Gold.

    12:32 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying LIVE Score

    Tai Tzu Ying has extended her lead to seven points now. She is ahead by 17-10 and these are concerning times for the Indian shutter in this important game.

    12:30 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Error in judgement!

    Sindhu lets go of a smash from Ying but it ends inside the line and the Indian gives away yet another point. However, she isn't allowing the Chinese shuttler to take the game away from here. The score is 14-10 with Sindhu behind.

    12:27 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Ying leads 11-7

    Sindhu has made a comeback but needs to cut down her errors. The longest rally in the game so far has been of 16 shots.

    12:24 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Tough start for Sindhu

    Tai Tzu Ying has been targetting the angles and has won some crucial points early on. However, Sindhu has picked up too and there is a louder cheer everytime she wins a point. Chants of "Jeetege bhai jeetega, India jeetega!"

    Score 8-4, Sindhu behind.

    12:21 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Sindhu behind 1-5

    A disastrous start by PV Sindhu who has made a couple of unwanted mistakes in the early moments and was behind by 5-0 before winning her first point.

    12:19 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Good start for Ying

    The Chinese shuttler has started on a powerful note. After winning two quick points, she also won a long rally taking the score to 3-0.

    12:16 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Players are warming up

    Both the players are out on the court and are warming up. We are just seconds away from the start of his nail-biting encounter.

    12:13 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Match to begin shortly

    The final between PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying is about to begin anytime now. Stay tuned for more updates.

    Meanwhile, the men's archery final has begun in Jakarta where the Indian team leads by 3 points against Korea at the end of second round.

    12:06 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Jonathan Christie wins Gold

    In Badminton men's singles final, Indonesia's Jonathan Christie has won the gold medal. He defeated Tienchen Chou of Chinese Taipei 21-18, 20-22, 21-15.

    11:51 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Sindhu yet to win a title this year

    It has been a strange year for the Indians shuttler who made to a lot of finals but failed to lift the trophy. She made it to four finals - India Open, Commonwealth Games, Thailand Open and BWF World Championships. In Commonwealth Games, she lost the final to Saina Nehwal and brought home a silver medal. In BWF World Championship, she lost the final to Carolina Marin.

    11:48 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Sindhu's 'special' strategy for final

    After her semi-final win, PV Sindhu said that she has a special strategy for Tzu Ying. "I have a strategy in place for her. It should be a good match," said world no 3 Sindhu, who has not beaten Tzu Ying in their last five meetings.

    11:42 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Heartbreak in Archery

    India missed out on another Gold as the women's archery team lost to Korea in the final in a nail-bitting encounter. The team settled for a silver.

    11:34 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Jonathan Christie leading Men's final

    An exciting men's final is going on in Indonesia at this moment where Jonathan Christie from the host country had won the opening game 21-18 against Chinese Taipei's Tienchen Chou. But, the Taipei shuttler came back to win the second game 22-20

    11:22 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying: Head to Head

    The Indian shuttler doesn't have a great record against here Chinese counterpart. Tai Tzu Ying leads 9-3 with five straight defeats for Sindhu. However, her last defeat had come at the Rio Olympics where the Indian shuttler picked the historic silver medal.

    11:04 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    A look at PV Sindhu's journey

    The Indian badminton star was struggling to find sponsors before 2016 Rio Olympics but things changed after her historic Silver. Since then, Sindhu has been signed by a number of top companies including Bridgestone, Gatorade, Nokia, Panasonic, Reckitt Benckiser and a half-dozen other brands.

    READ | How PV Sindhu, with $8.5 million in earnings, became 7th highest-paid woman sportsperson in the world

    10:52 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Tzu Ying's dominance

    In her semi-final game against Saina Nehwal, Tzu Ying looked in top form. Both the platers attacked each other's backhand but it was the Chinese Taipei player who scored more points. Tactically sound and supremely fit Tzu Ying retrieved almost everything thrown at her and crusied to a win.

    10:41 (IST)28 Aug 2018
    Concerns for Sindhu

    The Indian shuttler hasn't looked at her best in the tournament so far. In the semi-final, she was sluggish at the start, making unforced errors but recovered quickly to be in control. Sindhu would be hoping to dominate the final from the start.