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  • 9:29 PM IST

    Live Updates, India Badminton: This is unbelievable performance form Sindhu in the second game. She did not let Okuhara settle at any point and kept her under pressure. She made her move across the court and took point after point clinching the second game 21-10! What a dominating play to win the semis! Well done PV Sindhu!

  • 9:24 PM IST

    Live Updates, India Badminton: YESSSSS! PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 to enter WOmen’s Singles Finals!

  • 9:22 PM IST

    Live Updates, India Badminton: Match point Sindhu! 20-10!

  • 9:22 PM IST

    Live Updates, India Badminton: 19-10! This is spectacular performance from Sindhu!

  • 9:21 PM IST

    Live Updates, India Badminton: 17-10! This is unreal! PV Sindhu is closer to victory!

  • 9:20 PM IST

    Live Updates, India Badminton: Pusarla is on fire! One smack after another she has taken 5 consecutive points! 15-10

  • 9:19 PM IST

    Live Updates, India Badminton: These two are really going neck-to-neck here! 10-10

  • 9:13 PM IST

    Live Updates, India Badminton: Excellent! Sindhu makes Okuhara reach out and she misses it! 7-7

  • 9:12 PM IST

    Live Updates, India Badminton: And one for Sindhu 6-7

Live Updates, India Badminton: At interval, PV Sindhu takes a 5-point advantage over Japan’s Okuhara! 11-6! This is phenomenal play from Sindhu. All she needs to do now is keep the momentum going. Also Read - Badminton: Saina Nehwal Confirms That She's 'Definitely in The Race' For Tokyo Olympics

Live Updates, India Badminton: Fantastic again from Sindhu as Okuhara falls on her knees! 10-6! Also Read - 'I Retire' | PV Sindhu's Tweet Has an Important Message During Pandemic

Live Updates, India Badminton: Great thinking from Sindhu making Okuhara move around! 9-6! Also Read - 'Why Will I Have Problems With my Parents?' PV Sindhu Denies Family Rift After Leaving National Camp

Live Updates, India Badminton: Okuhara tries to close the gap now! Score: 6-8.

Live Updates, India Badminton: Fantastic start for PV Sindhu as she takes 3-point lead against Japan’s Okuhara! 8-5!

One day after Sakshi Malik gave India its first medal in the Rio Olympics 2016, all eyes will now be on our finest medal prospect in Badminton this year – PV Sindhu. One of the most impressive players this season, PV Sindhu has performed spectacularly well all through the Olympics beating opponents game after game to reach the semi finals. In her quarter final match, Sindhu defeated former world champion and current word no. 2 Wang Yihan with her aggressive play. This time, in what is perhaps the most important match of Sindhu’s career, it will be interesting to see how she tackles the formidable Japanese opponent Okuhara. PV Sindhu has been phenomenal so far but she will need to do something special to pull off a victory in the semi final and get us closer to gold. You can the LIVE score of the India Vs Japan Badminton encounter right here. We will bring you the instant LIVE updates as PV Sindhu tries to step one inch closer to Gold in Rio Olympics 2016.

This is not the first time PV Sindhu will be playing at such a huge level. Remember that PV Sindhu is a Padma Shri who is the first ever Indian female player to have won in the World Championships. However, this is Sindhu’s debut Olympics appearance and if she goes on to win Gold in this one, it will something Indian Badminton history will never forget. She has already shown great resilience and command over the game by defeating Tzu Ying Tai in the round of 16 and Wang Yihan in the quarter final. Now, it is up to her to finish this well and make India proud. She will be entering the court for the semi final today with great confidence but also under great pressure. We will bring you the LIVE score and all the LIVE updates and from the match when it begins tonight at 7.30 pm. Stay tuned. (ALSO SEE 2016 Rio Olympics India Day 13 schedule, August 18 in IST, India time: PV Sindhu among Indian athletes in action)