Thank you for tuning to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of the women's singles final of the Syed Modi International 2022 between P V Sindhu and Malvika Bansod at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium , Uttar Pradesh. This was Nigamanth. P taking you through the action as it unfolded. That's all for today!
RECAP: Top-seed Sindhu was up to the task on the judgement day.She defeated compatriot Malvika Bhansod in straight games 21-13, 21-16 in the women's singles final. Malvika stood no chance against the two time Oympic medalist.
Meanwhile, the men's singles final was concluded no-match due to one of the players testing positive for covid. It was an all-French clash between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout.
Ishaan Bhatnagar- Tanisha Castro clinched the Mixed Doubles Syed Modi title. They won it rather comfortably. The score was 21-16, 21-12.
21-13, 21-16 Sindhu has conquered the Syed Modi International 2022!! She has absolutely demolished Malvika.
21-13, 20-15 Sindhu with a successful challenge. Match point. Could be the last rally.
21-13, 19-15 Bhansod pulls two back.
21-13, 19-13 Sindhu is shots away from the title. Will look to keep the momentum going
21-13, 18-12 Malvika with an unsuccessful challenge. Sindhu closing in on the title
21-13, 17-12 Malvika isn't going out without a fight. Four points on the trot
21-13, 17-10 Malvika with two deserved points, the latest coming from a well placed smash
21-13, 17-8 Powerful cross court smash from Sindhu to collect a point
21-13, 14-8 A long rally comes to an end. Sindhu with a towering smash
21-13, 13-7 Bhansod back at it. A well controlled drop making Sindhu miss the shuttle
21-13, 13-5 Malvika is forced to put one wide. Sindhu dominating the game
21-13, 12-5 Good return shot from Malvika. Picks a point
21-13, 12-4 Sindhu with an amazing cross court smash.
21-13, 11-4 Interval. Sindhu is determined to clinch the title. Bhansod stood no chance
21-13, 10-4 Back to back drops and Sindhu gets the upper hand.
21-13, 9-3 Sindhu is unstoppable. A smash to get the point.
21-13, 8-3 Sindhu with two tender drops to collect as many points.
21-13, 6-3 Now this is turning out to be a smash fest. Sindhu gets the point.
21-13, 5-3 Backhand return from Sindhu but Malvika smashes it. Point for Malvika
21-13, 4-2 Sindhu with a banger. Malvika couldn't hold on to the smash
21-13, 3-1 Malvika with a weak shot. Nets the shuttle, point to Sindhu.
21-13, 1-1 Malvika right back at it. Beautiful cross court shot to get a well deserved point.
21-13, 1-0 Sindhu doesn't seem to stop. Malvika puts one wide.
GAME1- PV SINDHU
21-13 Sindhu wins the first game. Malvika was no match for the kind of game that Sindhu has put up. Malvika needs a huge improvement to make a comeback
20-13 Malvika fights back. Collects two but will that be enough?
20-11 Sindhu on a roll. Game point.
18-11 Bhansod lofts the shuttle and Sindhu capitalises with a powerful smash
17-10 Malvika gets two. The latest with a good cross court shot
17-8 Bhansod pulled one back but Sindhu right on top again
16-7 A beautiful cross court drop from Sindhu. Makes it look easy
15-7 Sindhu smashes to take a point.
14-7 Make that four on the trot for Bhansod.
14-6 After the mid game break, Bhansod seems to have got back her form. Three points on the trot.
14-4 What a placement that from Bhansod. Well deserved point
14-3 Bansod hits the shuttle wide. That's another point for Sindhu.
12-3 Sindhu back at it again. Puts the shuttle out of Bansod's reach giving no chance
11-3 Bansod picks up another.
11-2 A good rally comes to an end as Malvika drops one to Sindhu
11-1 The top-seed is making it look easy. Malvika needs to up her game if she's planning on a comeback.
9-1 Powerful smash from Sindhu. Malvika is nowhere near the shuttle.
7-1 Bansod finally pulls one back. Drops one to Sindhu and she misses it.
7-0 Absolute domination this from Sindhu. Malvika hits one wide.
5-0 Sindhu with a smash and Malvika couln't touch the shuttle.
3-0 Sindhu is cruising. Malvika misses to touch the shuttle.
1-0 Sindhu starts off positively.
Sindhu to start off the proceedings.
AND THE MATCH IS UNDERWAY!
2:45PM: The match is about to begin shortly. Sindhu and Bansod are gearing up for the final face-off. This is the first meeting between them.
P V Sindhu, after crashing out from the Semifinals of India Open, has bounced back and sealed a spot in the finals of the Syed Modi International 2022. Sindhu conquered the 2017 edition of the tournament and will look to repeat the same this time around.
The top seeded Indian beat Thailand's Supanida Katethong 11-21, 21-12, 21-17 in a thrilling face-off in the quarterfinals before winning the semifinal too after Russia's Evgeniya Kosetskaya pulled out of the match due to stomach pain. The 13-minute long match ended after Sindhu won the first game 21-11.
Meanwhile, Sindhu's compatriot Malvika Bansod has pulled off stunning wins in the past. The Nagpur shuttler shocked fourth seed Saina 21-17, 21-9 in the women’s singles second round encounter, which lasted 34 minutes and entered the quarterfinals.
A blockbuster match awaits.
Where to watch?
The Syed Modi International 2022 Final between P V Sindhu and Malvika Bansod will be live telecast on DD Sports and live streamed on YouTube channel of Prasar Bharati Sports .
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