May 15, 2022 12:14 PM IST
India vs Indonesia Live score Thomas Cup 2022, Lakshya Sen vs Anthony Ginting: 21-8, 11-7
Ginting hits it into the net… and Lakshya has a healthy four-point lead at the mid-game interval. The Indian has turned things around in the second game.
May 15, 2022 12:10 PM IST
India vs Indonesia Live score Thomas Cup 2022, Lakshya Sen vs Anthony Ginting: 8-21, 8-5
A lovely return of service from Lakshya. He maintains composure to get a point and make it 8-5.
May 15, 2022 12:09 PM IST
India vs Indonesia Live score Thomas Cup 2022, Lakshya Sen vs Anthony Ginting: 8-21, 6-3
Brilliant! Lakshya hits it straight down the line to take a three-point lead.
May 15, 2022 12:07 PM IST
India vs Indonesia Live score Thomas Cup 2022, Lakshya Sen vs Anthony Ginting: 8-21, 4-3
First challenge of the match! It was called out and Lakshya asks for a review. It’s clearly wide and Ginting closes the gap.
May 15, 2022 12:01 PM IST
Thomas Cup Live: Ginting beats Lakshya 21-8 in 1st game
This has been a demolition job. Lakshya manages to get a smash down the line to end Ginting’s run at 12 straight points and that means that the score is not an exact reversal of what was the score in the first game when these two last faced each other. The first half of the game was an even contest, the second was completely one-sided.
May 15, 2022 12:00 PM IST
India vs Indonesia: Ginting 17-7 Lakshya
Nine straight points for Ginting now. Nothing has gone right for Lakshya and the opposite can be said about the Indonesian.
May 15, 2022 11:56 AM IST
Thomas Cup 2022 Live: Ginting 11-7 Lakshya
Ginting looking in full flow now which is not exactly good news for Lakshya. The Indian had drawn level at 6-6 but after that he has only been able to get one point so far. Ginting went into the interval with a smash into Lakshya’s face again and the Indian could only swat it away to his left.
May 15, 2022 11:50 AM IST
India vs Indonesia live updates: Ginting 5-4 Lakshya
Lakshya first drew level at 3-3 but Ginting has managed to keep his nose just about in front. Fair to say that it has been an even contest thus far.
May 15, 2022 11:46 AM IST
India vs Indonesia Live: Ginting 2-1 Lakshya
An attempted net shot near doesn’t go right for Ginting and that gives Lakshya his first point. It has been a fascinating watch so far, with Ginting even getting a backhand smash straight into Lakshya’s head.
May 15, 2022 11:44 AM IST
India vs Indonesia Live score: Ginting serves
Bit of a delay in the start but the tie does finally get underway. There is a bit of a drift in the arena and Lakshya is hitting with it. Which is probably why he sends a shot long and Ginting gets the first point.
May 15, 2022 11:39 AM IST
Thomas cup final live score: Lakshya leads India out
The players have been announced, Lakshya and Ginting have made their way to the court. Ginting will have a point to prove here, he is the senior pro by some distance compared to Lakshya and yet, he trails the head to head 0-1 because of the defeat he suffered at the German Open earlier this year.
May 15, 2022 11:33 AM IST
Thomas Cup Live Score: The players prepare to come out
For those following on television, you would now be hearing the familiar voice of Gillian Clark filling the broadcast.
May 15, 2022 11:23 AM IST
India vs Indonesia Live updates: Lakshya faces Ginting again
Lakshya is ranked ninth while Ginting is ranked 5th and the gap between the two was even bigger when they last faced each other at the German Open in March this year. It was hence quite the surprise when Lakshya systematically dismantled the Indonesian and gave him a 21-7, 21-9 hiding. But the result today could be significantly different though, Lakshya had been down with food poisoning early in the tournament and hasn’t exactly been at his best.
May 15, 2022 11:12 AM IST
Thomas Cup final Live: India’s previous best performances
India have never reached even the semi-finals since the tournament started awarding gold, silver and medals and their previous best have been performances that got them to positions that is similar to the semi-finals of today. These came all the way back in 1952, 1955 and 1979.
May 15, 2022 10:59 AM IST
India vs Indonesia Live: How the teams got here
India beat Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Malaysia and Denmark on their way to the final. Indonesia, on the other hand, beat Korea, Thailand, Singapore, China and Japan.
May 15, 2022 10:50 AM IST
India vs Indonesia Live: Order of play
Lakshya Sen will be up first in his singles match against Anthony Ginting. That match starts at 11.30am and after that, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty face Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sukamuljo. Kidambi Srikanth then faces Jonathan Christie after which MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila face Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Riad Ardianto. Finally, HS Prannoy will face Shesar Hiren Rhustavito.
May 15, 2022 10:42 AM IST
Thomas Cup final live: Hello and welcome!
At the start of the tournament, not many would have imagined India to be one of the two teams to be playing in the final. But, here they are, after knocking out heavyweights like Malaysia and Denmark, playing their first-ever final in the Thomas Cup’s history, which goes back more than seven decades.