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Malaysia Masters 2024: Sindhu enters final, beats Busanan in three games

Malaysia Masters 2024: Sindhu enters final, beats Busanan in three games

In the 18 meetings between Sindhu and Busanan so far, the Thai has only been able to beat the Indian shuttler once.

Malaysia Masters 2024 Live, PV Sindhu vs Busanan: In an epic 88-minute clash, the Indian, Sindhu beat the Thai girl in three games 13-21, 21-16, 21-12. And with this Sindhu made it to her first finals since Spain Masters 2023.

India’s top women’s singles shuttler PV Sindhu and Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan will square off in the Malaysia Masters 2024 semi-final on Saturday, May 25, at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the women’s singles quarterfinal, PV Sindhu, the fifth seed, defeated Han Yue, the top seed from China, 21-13, 14-21, 21-12 to advance to the final four. In the second round, though, the two-time Olympic medallist had to weather a scare from Korea’s Sim Yu Jin.

On the other side the Thai shuttler defeated Putri Kusuma Wardani of Indonesia with a valiant 21-12, 21-23, 21-16 victory in the quarter finals. She had previously defeated Malaysia’s Goh Jin Wei and Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt.

90 mins

And after 90 mins of struggle, the Indian has finally won over Busanan. The two fought it out bravely, but in the end, Sindhu will play the Malaysia Masters final.

SINDHU 21 BUSANAN 12

Win inevitable

Sindhu has a comfortable lead. And is on her way to win the match.

SINDHU 15 BUSANAN 10

Win inevitable

Sindhu has a comfortable lead. And is on her way to win the match.

SINDHU 15 BUSANAN 10

Unforced errors

A few unforced errors have come up in Sindhu’s game. But she is in a comfortable lead at the moment.

SINDHU 12 BUSANAN 9

Mid-game break

Once again, Sindhu is on top and just 10 points away from finals berth.

SINDHU 11 BUSANAN 5

Unforced errors

Busanan is making a lot of unforced errors. Sindhu is on top.

SINDHU 7 BUSANAN 2

Unforced errors

Busanan is making a lot of unforced errors. Sindhu is on top.

SINDHU 7 BUSANAN 2

Early lead for Sindhu

Sindhu has taken the lead here. She is very quick with her shots now. Busanan is tired.

SINDHU 3 BUSANAN 1

1-1

Sindhu is well and truly back in the match. She has won the second game here. Now it will be a test of her fitness.

SINDHU 21 BUSANAN 16

Holding lead

The Indian is managing to hold her lead, and needs to wrap up the game quickly.

SINDHU 17 BUSANAN 14

Cross-court marvel

Sindhu is engaging in cross-court rallies that are difficult to handle for Busanan. Indian leading.

SINDHU 12 BUSANAN 10

Mid-game interval

Sindhu is up and running. She has taken a two-point lead at the mid-game interval.

SINDHU 11 BUSANAN 9

Sindhu back

Two back-to-back points means that Sindhu is in the game again. The scores are now level. She seems to have gotten her confidence back.

SINDHU 7 BUSANAN 7

Rapid pace

The match has picked up pace now and Sindhu is still trailing. She needs to find some rhythm.

SINDHU 5 BUSANAN 7

Busanan in lead

The second game has started and the Thai girl is in lead again.

SINDHU 2 BUSANAN 4

Busanan 1-0

Busanan has taken the first game here with utmost ease. Sindhu needs to do a lot of work.

SINDHU 13 BUSANAN 21

Comeback..

Sindhu gets three quick points here, but is it too late in this game?

SINDHU 13 BUSANAN 19

Time running out

This game is going to Busanan for sure. She has a seven-point lead here.

SINDHU 10 BUSANAN 17

Busanan on top

Busanan has six points on the trot and she is on the verge of taking the break.

SINDHU 9 BUSANAN 16

Mid-game break

Thai girl seems to be having a slight edge here over Sindhu at the mid-game break.

SINDHU 9 BUSANAN 11

Too many breaks

Sindhu seems to be taking quite a few breaks here, but that is because of the sweat.

SINDHU 6 BUSANAN 8

Going slow

It is still early days in the match and both players are not looking to attack overtly.

SINDHU 4 BUSANAN 6

Sindhu judging well

Busanan is looking to play on the far court and not getting her placement right, due to the drift. Sindhu is leaving well at the moment.

SINDHU 3 BUSANAN 3

Sindhu judging well

Busanan is looking to play on the far court and not getting her placement right, due to the drift. Sindhu is leaving well at the moment.

SINDHU 3 BUSANAN 3

Match level

Sindhu gets two, and she is moving well on the court for now.

SINDHU 2 BUSANAN 2

Play..

And the match gets underway. Busanan serves. The Thai girl has the first point.

SINDHU 0 BUSANAN 1

There you go

The women’s doubles match is done, and it is time for PV SINDHU.

Stay Tuned

Don’t go anywhere. We are minutes away now. The match will begin after the women’s doubles fixture.

Time change

So as things stand now, the Sindhu match will happen at 12.45PM.

Wang About to win

In an all-Chinese semis, Wang is on course to a comfortable victory, but we are concerned about Sindhu’s match. That will start in another 15.

1st Semis

At the moment, first semis between Wang and Zhang is going. The latter has taken the first game.

Sindhu vs Busanan

Sindhu would like to strike back to form just before the Olympics. Last two years have been a bit of a struggle for the Indian.

Sindhu vs Busanan

Sindhu has an excellent 17-1 record against Busanan, and would be hoping to make it 18-1 now.

Sindhu vs Busanan

Hello and welcome to the Malaysia Masters semis round. Today, around 12.10PM, India’s PV Sindhu, who has already beaten the top-seed, Han Yue of China, will take on Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand.


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Head-to-Head

Sindhu holds a major advantage over Busanan in the head-to-head front. In the 18 meetings between the two shuttlers so far, the Indian holds a major advantage of 17 wins compared to Busanan’s single win. The Thai’s solitary win came in 2019, and Sindhu has won seven straight games against Busanan since then.

Match Details

Match: PV Sindhu vs Busanan Ongbamrungphan

Tournament: Malaysia Masters 2024

Date: 25th May, 2024

Time: First Semi-final will start from 10:30 IST. Sindhu and Busanan will feature in the 2nd Semi-final.

Broadcast: Sports 18 Network

Live Streaming: Jio Cinema App

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