Here we are at the all important Quarterfinals clash between Indian men and Malaysian men. The Malaysian team stands between India and medal
In a surprising turn of events India decided to not play MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila.
HISTORY MADE!!!!! India made it to last four after 43 years. First time will win a medal. Is it Korea or Denmark in Semis we will know very soon
Prannoy wins in straight games 21-13,21-8
Prannoy all over his opponent now. We can sense it. Just two more points
Flurry of points by Prannoy and he leads 19-13 now. Closes the first game 21-13
Prannoy goes into interval 10-11. Prannoy takes the lead 15-13 now. Couple of more quick points and lead is four now. 17-13
Prannoy getting back in groove, score 8-9 now
India was among the last four teams in 1952, 1955 and the last time in 1979. Can Prannoy take India to last four
Prannoy trailing in early parts. 3-7
Its all dependent on third singles match. HSP Time now as he is up against Leong WR124
And Krishna Vishnu lose the match in straight games, one wonders what could have happened if Dhruv Arjun were in there
And the Indian pair losing the advantage at crucial juncture, lost first game 19-21
Next up are Vishnu and Krishna who are playing a class game. Lead 16-13
And Srikanth takes India to Lead. Two games match done.
Srikanth continues to maintain comfortable lead of three points, the score is 17-14
The game getting closer as Sri now has a lead of just 3 points
Srikanth is bossing this match going into the second game interval 11-5
Sri wins the first game 21-11
Srikanth toying with the opponent. 16-9 the score. India is in with a golden opportunity to make it to semis one reckon
Next Up is Srikanth the former WR1 up against 21 year old NG Yong who is ranked 46 in the world
Sri gets lucky with the net leads 8-6 in this crucial encounter
Satwik/ Chirag Win. India 1-1 Malaysia
And we have five match points here. Long Long Rally and smash. Match done and dusted. India Game On
Indians lead 17-14. Match in the bag you think ? 18-15 now as serves exchanged. The Malaysian puts one wide. 19-15
Chirag smashing one after the other. Scores level
Its 8-9 in the second game.
Unlike last match Chirag Satwik win the first game 21-19 in 19 minutes. One more game guys.
Chirag smashes one on the body and like last match we have two game points.
And they hit one long. Get the lead back. But again its 18-18. Gets lucky one hits the net and tumbles over 19-18 now.
How do you defend that Chirag. But the opponent get the point at-last 17-all
Suddenly its 15-all. Smashes all around. A lot of twist and turns in one game. Doubles at its best. 16-15 the Malaysian bang one on the net and we lead 17-15.
Getting closer , Getting closer. 13-12 now
Satwik Chirag go in the interval with a two point lead 11-9. Lets go Boyyss
India will look forward to the star pairing of Satwik and Chirag bring India on the scoresheet.
The indians should take the confidence from the fact that they enjoy a 5-1 head to head. But the Malaysians are in some form , they have just defeated the World Champions
Lakshya Loses. India 0-1 Malaysia
Lakshya had no answers to Lee onslaught, he is possibly the form of his life. Loses 21-23,9-21
After losing the first game 21-23, lakshya seems to have lost focus. Trailing now 7-17
Lakshya is forcing Lee to make errors and he puts one long. Lakshya has the lead 17-16
Sen 14-15 Lee. Couple of good points for the Indian
What a match going on between towering Lee and fast Lakshya.
All important game between Lee and Lakshya underway and Lee has a slender lead of two points.
Lakshya WR9 v Lee WR6 | 2-0
Chirag/Satwik WR8 v Goh/ Izzuddin WR13| 5-1
Srikanth WR11 v NG Tze Yong WR46 | 1-0
Vishnu/Krishna WR45 v Chia/ Teo WR1390 | 0-0
Prannoy WR23 v Leong WR124 | 0-1