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Badminton Asia Championships 2018, Men's Singles, 1st Round: HS Prannoy vs Kantaphon Wangcharoen, Live Match Updates

Prannoy def Wangcharoen 21-15, 19-21, 21-19 in 67 minutes to enter R2
Updated: 25 April 2018 18:28 IST - Published: 25 April 2018 13:48 IST
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That was SOME work for Prannoy! That close win will surely give him a lot of confidence as he goes deeper into the draw!
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AND PRANNOY HAS WON THE MATCH!!!!

Final score: 21-15, 19-21, 21-19 in 67 minutes!!!!
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PRANNOY HAS A MATCH POINT NOW AT 20-19
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Slowly, Prannoy is separating himself from his Thai opponent!

19-17 he leads!
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Prannoy now starts being a lot more aggressive and gets two points on the trot!

17-16 up
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Wangcharoen now advances to 16-15
Can Prannoy come back?
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It's 14-14 now

Not much to choose between the two, at the moment!
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Prannoy has evened the score on resumption and it is 12-12
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The Thai takes a mini lead of 11-10 going into the mid-game interval.
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It continues to be even!

10-10
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And Wangcharoen has made his effort count!
It's 9-9 now
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And 9-7 it is now for the Indian!
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Prannoy still keeps his nose in front at 8-6
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The Thai is unstoppable now!

He makes it 5-6
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Suddenly the Thai has woken up and gets THREE POINTS IN A ROW

Prannoy still looking comfortable at 6-3, but for how long?
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And it is 6-0
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Points are coming his way fast and furious!

5-0
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Prannoy has made a very bright start to the third game and he now leads 4-0
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THE THAI HOLDS HIS NERVES TOWARDS THE END AND STAVES OFF THE PRANNOY CHALLENGE TO GRAB THE SECOND GAME 21-19
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IT IS 18-18
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Finally, Prannoy is showing his attack here! Plays two fast points to startle the Thai and gets them both!

17-18
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But the Thai is going away NOWHERE!

He adds a crucial point to inch ahead to 18-15
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Prannoy's tremendous fighting spirit gets him a couple of points!


15-17
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Long rallies are the order of the day now as the Thai is trying to blunt Prannoy's aggession/

Prannoy 14-16
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