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Australian Open Badminton 2018, Men’s Singles quarterfinal: Sai Praneeth vs Lee Cheuk Yiu, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMay 11, 2018 14:49 IST

Lee def Praneeth 23-21, 21-13.

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14:49 (IST)11 MAY 2018

That's it from here folks. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more such live updates.

14:48 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Top seeded Sai Praneeth, who enjoyed a flying start to the tournament eventually suffered a crushing defeat to Hong Kong's Cheuk Yiu Lee. The Indian, apart from very brief moments was completely outplayed as he lost the quarterfinal tie in straight games.

Final Score: Lee def Praneeth 23-21, 21-13.

14:43 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Lee seals Game 2 convincingly at 21-13!

14:41 (IST)11 MAY 2018

It's all but over for the Praneeth as the Hong Kong shuttler lands on game and match point.
Score: 20-13

14:40 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Looks like Praneeth has lost the plot in the penultimate moment as he succumbs to a 5 pointy deficit. Score: 18-13, Lee leads.

14:34 (IST)11 MAY 2018

It's building up to be a fierce battle with the players breathing down each other's necks. Score: 10-9, Praneeth leads.

14:32 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Praneeth is making a strong statement as he takes the lead back. Score: 10-7.

14:30 (IST)11 MAY 2018

The Hong Kong shuttler has negated the deficit and pulled the game back on level terms. Score: 7-7

14:27 (IST)11 MAY 2018

The Indian looking to attack from the start as he establishes a slender 2 points lead. Score: 5-3

14:25 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Sai Praneeth wins the first point of the game. 1-0

14:24 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Game 2 begins!

14:23 (IST)11 MAY 2018

The Hong shuttler comes from behind to cause a major upset in Game 1 as he defeats the numero uno seeded Sai Praneeth 23-21.

14:21 (IST)11 MAY 2018

What a turn of events!
Praneeth on game point now. Score: 21-20

14:20 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Deuce!
The Indian shows strong nerves as he level terms at 20-20!

14:19 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Game point for Lee. Can Praneeth script a comeback?
Score: 20-18!

14:17 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Lee edges closer to game point. Score: 18-16.

14:15 (IST)11 MAY 2018

The Hong Kong shuttler has taken the lead at a crucial moment. Score: 17-15, Lee leads.

14:14 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Lee staging a comeback as he reduces to deficit to one.
Score 15-14, Praneeth leads.

14:13 (IST)11 MAY 2018

The top seeded Indian suddenly changing gears as he ascertains a healthy three points lead at 15-12!

14:10 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Praneeth with a wonderfully crafted ploy to take a crucial point and the lead at 12-11

14:08 (IST)11 MAY 2018

The first twenty points have been divided equally between the players as the game looks to go all the way down to the wire.
Score: 10-10. 

14:07 (IST)11 MAY 2018

The top seed is finding it difficult to exert his dominion on the Hong Kong shuttler. Lee showing great character as he retrieves his lead at 10-8!

14:04 (IST)11 MAY 2018

The Indian takes the lead for the first time in the match. Can Praneeth capitalize on it?
Score: 7-6

14:03 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Praneeth works his opponent well and seals the point with a clever drop shot. 
Score: 5-5

14:02 (IST)11 MAY 2018

And Sai Praneeth shows why he is the top seeded shuttler in the tournament as he level terms at 4-4!

14:00 (IST)11 MAY 2018

It's building up to be a tightly contested game, with Lee currently leading 3-2.

13:58 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Game1 begins as Lee takes the first point of the match. 

13:54 (IST)11 MAY 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE updates of the quarterfinal match between Cheuk Yiu Lee and Sai Praneeth.

Stay tuned as the game will be underway shortly.

12:32 (IST)11 MAY 2018

India's Sai Praneeth will take on Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk Yiu in the quarterfinal of the 2018 Australian Open. 

The 2018 Australian Open, also known as, the Crown Group Australian Open is a badminton tournament that will take place in Sydney, Australia. All the matches of the tournament are being played at the Sydney Olympic Park in Australia. The winner of the tournament will be given seven thousand points, while the runner-up will be given five thousand, nine hundred and fifty.

Sai Praneeth is currently the top seed of the Australian open after H.S. Prannoy withdrew. Praneeth has been on a good run in the competition so far, defeating Israel's Zilberman and Indonesia's Maulana in straight games, in the first and second round respectively. 

Praneeth's opponent, Lee Cheuk Yiu is the seventh seed for the tournament. Lee defeated Indian Lakshya Sen in the first round before overcoming Malaysian Cheam J.W. in the second round. 

Praneeth will be looking to continue his great form in 2018 by winning the tournament.
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