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Badminton Asia Team Championships: India bt Malaysia, in semis

Updated: 19 February 2016 19:08 IST - Published: 19 February 2016 11:44 IST
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HS Prannoy wins 22-20! India are now through to the semi-finals.
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20-20!
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It's the yonger Malaysian who takes the lead now, ahead 15-13 of HS Prannoy.
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20-year-old Teck Zhi Soo is giving his more experienced rival a contest and a half!
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But Soo won't back down without a fight! He's now neck and neck with Prannoy at 8-all.
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Prannoy's now leading 7-5 and looks ready to take this in straight games.
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First game to HS Prannoy, who wins 21-12! Can he finish this in straight games?
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Prannoy's now leading 17-11 and looking on track to win the first game quickly!
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27th ranked Prannoy is widely expected to beat his 66th-ranked competitor Teck Zhi Soo, but Malaysia's Iskandar and their doubles players have brought them back into the tie convincingly.
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Prannoy takes a quick, early lead. He's up 8-2 against his Malaysian competitor.
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HS Prannoy takes on Teck Zhi Soo in the final match of the quarter-final tie between India and Malaysia.
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And it's now up to HS Prannoy to keep India in the running for the semi-finals!
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Second game to the Indian pair, who win it 21-14! It's now the deciding game and if India win, will guarantee them a semi-final slot.
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Can it be Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar to seal it for India? They're leading in the second game 12-8, and if they win this tie will ensure India's place in the semis.
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After Ajay Jayaram's singles loss, it's now Chopra and Dewalkar who lose their first game 14-21.
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After two strong performances from India in the first two games of the tie, players are now trailing!
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The Indian pair are taking quite a beating in the penultimate match of the day, as they trail their Malaysian rivals 6-13. Zainuddin's singles win keeps Malaysia firmly in it, and now the doubles pair of Ong and Teo have capitalized.
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Next up it's Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar taking on Yew Sin Ong and Ee Yi Teo!
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It's India's first loss today! Ajay Jayaram goes down as Iskandar Zainuddin takes the third game of the tie 17-21, 21-12, 21-16.
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It appears that Ajay Jayaram has lost his momentum. He now trails Iskandar Zainuddin 10-6 in the third game and it's not as easy for India as it looked initially..
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Game Iskandar Zainuddin! They're level at 1 game apiece.
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20-12 and it's game point for Zainuddin!
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Tough luck for Ajay Jayaram here! After winning the first game, and trailing Zainuddin 4-9, the Indian is down 7-18!
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If Jayaram takes this match, India will win the tie and automatically progress to the semi-finals.
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Game Jayaram! He wins the first 21-17.