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Badminton Asia Championships 2018, Men's Singles, Quarterfinal: HS Prannoy vs Son Wan Ho, Live Match Updates

HS Prannoy upsets the World No. 2 18-21, 23-21, 21-12 to enter the semi-finals
Updated: 27 April 2018 19:02 IST - Published: 27 April 2018 13:31 IST
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India confirms two medals at this year's Asian Championships! It will be a third medal for Saina Nehwal and a first for HS Prannoy.
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After that highly disappointing outcome at the Commonwealth Games, HS Prannoy has bounced back and HOW!!!!

This will give him tremendous confidence as he goes on to face the Olympic champion Chen Long!
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HS PRANNOY UPSETS THE WORLD NO. 2 18-21, 23-21, 21-12 IN 72 MINUTES TO ENTER THE SEMI-FINALS

HE CONFIRMS A MEDAL. THIS WILL BE HIS FIRST MEDAL FROM THE ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!
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AND HS PRANNOY WINS!!!!!!

21-12 IN THE THIRD
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PRANNOY HAS EIGHT MATCH POINTS!!!!

20-12
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It's 18-12 for Prannoy!!!

He needs just three more points to secure the big win!
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Now Prannoy takes control again!

17-12
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The tide has turned!

Son going on a mini point-winning spree!

He now trails 12-16
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Son gets the next point as well to trail 10-16
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Finally Son stops Prannoy's march and makes it 9-16
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This is one-way traffic now!!!!


16-8 for Prannoy
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It's 15-8 in favour of Prannoy!!!!
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And Prannoy extends it further to SIX POINTS!

14-8
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And, he continues to maintain it!

13-8
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Prannoy leads Son WAn Ho by FIVE POINTS!!!!!


12-7
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Prannoy holds his nerves and soars to 11-7 going into the mid-game interval.
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After Son took a point, Prannoy successfully managed to move ahead to 9-7
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Prannoy has a two-point advantage now!

8-6
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Now Prannoy inches ahead to 7-6
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Prannoy has fought back to 5-5
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Son now makes his mark!

5-3
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It continues to be on par

3-3
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It's all even at 2-2
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Prannoy is on the board at 1-2
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Son opens up a 2-0 lead
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First point goes to Son
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Can Prannoy show this courage in Game 3?

Let's find out!
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PRANNOY TAKES THE SECOND GAME AND WE ARE INTO A DECIDER!


23-21
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PRANNOY HAS A THIRD GAME POINT!

22-21
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And Son it as well!

21-21
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Prannoy has a second game point at 21-20
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And Son saves it!

20-20
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Prannoy has a game point!!!!!

20-19
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Prannoy soon cancels his lead!


19-19
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Son goes up to 19-18
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WHAT A TIGHT, TIGHT GAME THIS HAS BEEN!

WHO WILL TAKE THE NEXT POINT?
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AND SON REPLIES!!!!

18-18
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PRANNOY BOUNCES BACK!!!!!



THREE POINTS IN A ROW FOR THE INDIAN!!!!!!


18-16
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AND PRANNOY DRAWS LEVEL!!!!!


16-16
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Son wrests away the lead now!

It's 16-15 to the Korean!
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AND SON HAS LEVELLED MATTERS HERE!!!!!

15-15
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Prannoy barely holds on to his lead 

15-14
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It's a test of their nerves and character! Will Prannoy pass that test?
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Son pockets two quick points to reduce the deficit to just ONE POINT NOW!!!!!!

13-14

Things are getting way too tight here!
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It's 13-11 now for Prannoy as Son is very much in the mood to finish this off in two games!
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The gap between the two has been reduced to three points now!

Prannoy is up 13-10
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A long rally goes the Korean's way and he now trails 9-13
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The Korean is trying to force a comeback here as he gets two points in a row!

8-12 he trails
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The Indian is in control at the moment at 12-6

But he can't afford to relax with an opponent of such a high calibre across the net!