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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.
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After seizing the lead from Zainuddin, Jayaram is looking to close out quickly - he's 17-15 ahead of his rival.
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Jayaram fights back! He leads now, 14-13. Can India take a clean sweep at today's quarters?
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Despite being the lower ranked of the two, Zainuddin has stolen an early march! He leads Jayaram 8-5 in the first game.
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Indian ace shuttler Jayaram is the higher-ranked of the two at 25th, with Zainuddin at 39th.
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It's now time for the second men's singles match - to be played between Iskandar Zainuddin of Malaysia and Ajay Jayaram of India!
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India now lead Malaysia 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Team Championships 2016.
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Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy take India's second victory in a row, winning the men's doubles match 21-10, 20-22, 21-16!
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And it's Low and Tan who hold on and expand their lead! They win the second 22-20, with India and Malaysia now level at two games all in the men's doubles.
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This one's going neck and neck! After being equal at 9-all, the pairs are now at 15-15.
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Srikanth came back from 9-3 in his own second game in the previous match to win in straight games, as could the men's doubles pair.
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The Malay pair take a bit of a march in the second game. They lead 9-7, but Attri and Reddy have momentum and could pull off a comeback.
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Game point...and they take it! First game to Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy 21-10
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Reddy coming in with some big serves today! The Indian pair lead 16-7 in the first game of the doubles match.
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Malaysia are traditionally strong in the doubles game and the Indian pair of Attri and Reddy will have a challenge ahead of them!
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We're now on to the double as Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy take on Juan Shen Low and Kian Meng Tan!
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India's first WIN of the day! The first singles match goes to K. Srikanth 21-14, 21-15 against Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia.
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After Zulkiffli took control of the second game early on, he loses control and Srikanth has a super-rally - with 29 shots!
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After losing the first game, Zulkiffli isn't backing down! He now leads Srikanth 10-9 in the second game after earlier leading him 9-3.
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GAME K Srikanth! He wins the first game 21-14 to take a one game lead.
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13-8 to Srikanth in the first game and he's holding his own as Zulkiffli commits a number of errors.
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The first match of the quarter-finals sees India's K. Srikanth take on Malaysia's Zulfadli Zulkiffli.