Indian men will be up against a formidable Chinese Taipei team in the last group match
The Head to Head record is as follows.
- MS 1 | Lakshya WR9 vs Chou Tien Chen WR4 | First Meeting
- MD 1 | Satwik/Chirag WR8 vs Lee/Wang WR3 | 1-0
- MS 2 | Srikanth WR11 vs Wang WR15 | 3-1
- MD 2 | Arjun/ Kapila WR39 vs Yang/Lu WR24 | First Meeting
- MS3 | HS Prannoy WR23 vs Lu WR119 | First Meeting
Prannoy Wins. India lose 2-3 Chinese Taipei
Prannoy locks in the match with a 21-18 score. Much closer match than what would have been expected. It went for 1hr 7 minutes
Prannoy wins the first game 21-18 and lost the second 17-21 to take the match into decider
Next up is HSP who is playing against a lowly ranked player, something that Prannoy doesnt like. He likes to hunt higher ranked players
Arjun/Kapila Lose . India Concede Tie 1-3
A comeback from Arjun and Kapila but they fell short and Arjun smashes one on the net. Lose the third game 19-21
Arjun/Kapila finally break the momentum and get a point back. Score now 13-15
Its all square now at 12-12. Neither teams are ready to give away the advantage. Lu Yang have won six consecutive points now to build the pressure on Indians.
Indian team is all pumped up, they have opened up a lead albeit small but currently the score is 4-2
ANDDDDDD Arjun finds a gap positions it safely there to win the second game 21-19 after trailing it post interval.
Indians have lost the first game 17-21. The second game is going neck to neck. Indians trail 14-15. A lot of serve exchanges throughout the game
After going in the interval with a slender lead Arjun/Kapila suddenly find themselves trailing by a point. Score 12-13
And now its time for the Birthday boy MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila to level the tie.
Srikanth beats Wang. Ind 1-2 Tpe
Srikanth wins one back for the Indian team and what emotions after the match. 21-19,21-16
Srikanth is leading the comeback for India, he closes the first game 21-19 and is leading the second 9-8
India now look upto Srikanth Kidambi to keep them in the tie
Satwik/Chirag Lost to Lee/Wang. India trail 0-2
And what a rally to make it 19 all. But it was not enough as the Lee Wang pair comes back in the match to close the game 21-19
Not looking so good as they lost the first game in no time 11-21. Trailing the second 11-12
Onto the mens pair of Chirag and Satwik who will try to get india off the mark.
Lakshya lost to Chou. India 0-1 Chinese Taipei
Now Lakshya gets two back 17-20, but hits one long to lose the match
A great match between No1s going on currently and lakshya hits a long one. 15-18 another point for CTC and he is on five MP
Couple of good points for Lakshya, CTC looks out of sorts here and lakshya is looking composed. But the important lead is with the opponent rigjt now score 15-17
Lakshya trails at interval 5-11. Lakshya smashes one on the netting 9-14. Gets lucky this time as the shuttle just tumbles over to other side. 10-14
CTC has made a small comeback of sorts and is leading 8-4 in decider
Lakshya wins the second game convincingly 21-13
Lakshya has made up a considerable lead on CTC in the second game. its 15-9 now
Lakshya started well in the first game but it wasnt to be for him. He lost the first game 19-21. Phew…..
leading the next one 4-2 currently, surely this needs to go three games.
Important Note | Lee & Wang are the Olympic champions and they only match they lost in the tournament was against Satwik/Chirag