In-form Kashyap crushed H.S. Prannoy 21-15, 21-13 in a match that lasted 30 minutes. Arvind Bhat lived up to his billing by ousting Zi Liang Derek Wong of Singapore 19-21, 21-10, 23-21 in a thrilling encounter.
Indonesian mixed doubles pair of Devin Lahardi Fitriawan and Shendy Puspa Irawati prevailed over top seeds Patipat Chalardchaleam and Savitree Amitapai 19-21, 21-18, 23-21 in the pre-quarterfinals.
In another match, India's Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa came from the back to script a 21-14, 14-21, 21-11 win over Puangpuapech Nipitphon and Nessara Somsri of Thailand. Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan also made it to the quarterfinals beating countrymates Akshay Dewalkar and Pradnya Gadre 21-17, 21-14. HTC