Full score, World Badminton Championships, highlights: Saina Nehwal, K. Srikanth in quarters
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were all victorious in their respective matches and entered the last eight stage. Get full score and highlights of World Badminton Championships here.other sports Updated: Aug 24, 2017 23:53 IST
PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth emerged victorious on what was a mixed day for Indians in the World Badminton Championships. The three will now play their quarterfinal matches tomorrow. Get full score and highlights of World Badminton Championships here.
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23:32 hrs IST: And that’s it! Saina Nehwal wins the second game 21-15 and advances to the quarterfinals.
23:26 hrs IST: Saina Nehwal once again rallies and takes the lead! 14-13 now.
23:20 hrs IST: Saina is once again trailing, this time 11-7.
23:14 hrs IST: The second game is currently level at 2-2.
23:10 hrs IST: Amazing! Saina made a brilliant comeback and won the first game 21-19.
23:05 hrs IST: Saina Nehwal has fought back here but still trails 16-17.
23:00 hrs IST: Saina Nehwal now trails 15-10 in the first game.
22:55 hrs IST: Saina Nehwal trails 11-8 at the break.
22:51 hrs IST: Saina Nehwal is behind, but only just: score is 8-9.
22:45 hrs IST: It’s an even game so far for Saina. 2-2 is the score.
22:39 hrs IST: Saina Nehwal vs Sung Ji Hyun is up next.
22:26 hrs IST: Sai Praneeth has lost the final game 21-15. And thus ends his campaign.
22:22 hrs IST: Sai Praneeth is now trailing 15-10 in the final game.
22:10 hrs IST: Sai Praneeth is trailing 6-3.
22:05 hrs IST: Chou Tien Chen won the second game 21-10.
22:02 hrs IST: Chou Tien Chen is now leading Sai Praneeth 17-10.
21:50 hrs IST: B Sai Praneeth is leading the second game 4-3.
21:46 hrs IST: And B Sai Praneeth has won the first game 21-19.
21:41 hrs IST: Sai Praneeth has surged to an 18-13 lead now.
21:38 hrs IST: Sai Praneeth is now level at 13-13 in the first game.
21:30 hrs IST: Sai Praneeth is trailing 8-7 in the first game.
21:29 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Japan’s top seed Akane Yamaguchi suffered a shock exit, losing to Chinese youngster Chen Yufei. The 19-year-old world junior champion, seeded ninth, claimed the best win of her career 21-18, 21-19 in 52 minutes.
21:23 hrs IST: B. Sai Praneeth’s Round of 16 match against Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen, world No. 4, starts.
20:59 hrs IST: Ajay Jayaram knocked out of Round of 16 by Chen Long. The defending champion wins 21-11, 21-10.
20:50 hrs IST: Jayaram is trailing 2-11 in the second game.
20:40 hrs IST: Ajay Jayaram has lost the first game against defending champions Chen Long 14-21.
20:29 hrs IST: And PV Sindhu wins! Amazing match from the Indian shuttler, who advances to what will be her fourth consecutive quarterfinal in the World Badminton Championships.
20:23 hrs IST: PV Sindhu is narrowly leading 16-14.
20:17 hrs IST: Ajay Jayaram takes on Chen Long. The Indian’s chances aren’t good, admittedly; Chen Long is the defending world champion and Olympic Gold medallist in 2016.
20:14 hrs IST: PV Sindhu has dropped 4 points on the trot. However, she still leads by 3 points.
20:10 hrs IST: PV Sindhu leads 11-4 at the break. She’s finally found her groove.
20:04 hrs IST: PV Sindhu has taken an early 4-1 lead in the final game. The key this time will be to hold on to that lead.
19:59 hrs IST: And Sindhu wins the second game! It was a hard-fought affair, but the Indian won it 23-21.
19:53 hrs IST: Score is 17-17 now. What a match this has been.
19:48 hrs IST: PV Sindhu now trails 13-16. Things do not look good for the Indian.
19:44 hrs IST: PV Sindhu is level with Cheung at 12-12.
19:39 hrs IST: PV Sindhu trails at the break, but only by a solitary point. She needs to win this game or her medal dreams are over.
19:35 hrs IST: There will be more Indians in action later on. Ajay Jayaram will likely be the next one to take to the court.
19:31 hrs IST: PV Sindhu has raced to a 4-2 lead in the second game.
19:29 hrs IST: Number one seed Son Wan Ho has advanced to the quarterfinals. He will take on Kidambi Srikanth, against whom he has a 4-4 record. It’s worth noting that Srikanth has defeated Son twice in 2017 itself.
19:26 hrs IST: After some hard fought back-and-forth action, PV Sindhu lost the first game 19-21.
19:14 hrs IST: PV Sindhu has drawn level and the game is at 14-14.
19:11 hrs IST: Cheung has rebounded well and leads the first game 11-9 at the break.
19:04 hrs IST: PV Sindhu is leading the first game 3-2. At this rate, Cheung Ngan Yi will not be ending her 5-match losing streak any time soon.
18:56 hrs IST: Amazingly, Nozomi Okuhara rallied to win the second game 21-15. PV Sindhu’s match against Cheung Ngan Yi will commence in a few minutes.
18:43 hrs IST: PV Sindhu will be in action in around half an hour.
18:39 hrs IST: In a women’s singles match between two of Japan’s top players, Aya Ohori is playing Nozomi Okuhara. Okuhara has won the first game but trails 7-3 in the second game.
18:34 hrs IST: Seventh seed Lin Dan has advanced to the next round as well, defeating Rajiv Ouseph 14-21, 21-17, 21-16.
18:21 hrs IST: And Srikanth wraps up the second game 21-18 to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
18:16 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth is currently leading the second game 18-12.
18:09 hrs IST: Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy have lost the deciding game 21-18. This ends any medal hopes for the Indian doubles contingent.
18:06 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth has taken a massive 11-4 lead at the break of the second game. The win seems all but assured at this point.
18:02 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth has cruised to a 5-1 lead in the second game.
17:58 hrs IST: And Srikanth wins the first game 21-14! Can he sail into the quarters with a win in the next game too? We’ll find out now.
17:55 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth is on the verge of winning the first game. He leads 18-11.
17:51 hrs IST: Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy lost the second game of their mixed doubles match 21-18 and are also trailing in the final game 5-3.
17:47 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth now leads 11-6 at the break. Amazing fightback from the Indian.
17:45 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth is now leading the game 7-6.
17:42 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth is behind 3-2 in the first game.
17:33 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth will take on Anders Antonsen next. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals.
17:24 hrs IST: Amazingly, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy have won the first game 22-20.
17:13 hrs IST: Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy are behind 11-8 in the first game. Can they make a comeback?
17:03 hrs IST: Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy will next take on Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto in a mixed doubles match.
16:58 hrs IST: Sun Yu has defeated Beatriz Corrales 23-21 in the final game that was well contested.
16:56 hrs IST: Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wah have won their mixed doubles match against Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen due to the latter side retiring.
16:37 hrs IST: Sun Yu of China is getting stretched in her third round match by Beatriz Corrales of Spain. Yu won the opening game 21-11 while Corrales scalped the second game 21-19 to take the match to the decider. The Chinese player is leading the third game 13-10.
16:25 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has stormed into the quarterfinals, beating Ka Long Angus Ng of Hong Kong 21-17, 21-13.
16: 20 hrs IST: Antonsen would be an unknown for Srikanth as they have never played each other before. The Indian, however, is exuding confidence. Here is what he had to say after the second-round victory.
16:15 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth has been on a roll of late and the badminton world his taking note of that. The Indian, who won two Superseries and is in the middle of a 12-match unbeaten run, will be playing Danish 14th seed Anders Antonsen today. Going by his form. this match should be a cakewalk for the eight-seeded Indian.
16:00 hrs IST: Later today, PV Sindhu, the fourth seed will be in action, takin on 13th-seeded Cheung Ngan Yi from Hong Kong. While on paper, Sindhu should progress into the next round, Yi is a tricky opponent. Sindhu has not exactly been in top form either. Having said that, going by head-to-head stats, which Sindhu leads 2-0, the Rio Olympics silver medallist shouldn’t have much problems in progressing to the next round.
15:49 hrs IST: In the first match of the women’s draw today (Thursday), Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark beat Sayaka Sato of Japan in a tight match (21-14, 14-21, 21-18).
15: 46 hrs IST: Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain was in action in the women’s section. She beat Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong in straight games 21-5, 21-7.
15:42 hrs IST: The day’s proceedings have started at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. In the opening match of the men’s segment on Thursday, Marc Zwiebler of Germany lost to Tien Chen Chou of Chinese Taipei 22-20, 18-21, 14-21.
15:40 hrs IST: The women’s draw has more-or-less followed the formbook and seedings with the top seeds all breezing past the opening round opponents. It is a tricky day for Saina Nehwal, however, as she faces the second seeded South Korean Sung Ji Hyun.
15:37 hrs IST: The men’s draw, so far, has seen only one major upset -- Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the opening round. On Wednesday, China’s Lin Dan had quite a scare but manage to lift his game in the fag end to enter the third round.
15:35 hrs IST: Meanwhile Kidambi Srikanth should have a competitive but relatively easier outing against Anders Antonsen of Denmark. Srikanth is on a hot winning streak (12 straight matches) and the eight-seeded Indian is expected to breeze through his opponent.
15:30 hrs IST: Two of the three Indians in the men’s draw have touch opponents to contend with today. Ajay Jayaram plays Chinese fifth seed and defending champion Chen Long, while B Sai Praneeth faces Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei. Both will have to play extra special to stand any chance of beating their opponents.
Men’s singles: Thirteenth seed Ajay Jayaram vs Chinese fifth seed Chen Long; Eighth seed Kidambi Srikanth vs Danish 14th seed Anders Antonsen; Fifteenth seed B Sai Praneeth vs Chinese Taipei’s sixth seed Chou Tien Chen.
Women’s singles: Twelfth seed Saina Nehwal vs South Korean second seed Sung Ji Hyun; Fourth seed PV Sindhu vs Hong Kong 13th seed Cheung Ngan Yi.
Mixed doubles: Fifteenth seeds Pranaav Jerry Chopra/ N. Sikki Reddy vs Indonesian seventh seeds Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.
First Published: Aug 24, 2017 14:53 IST