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Badminton World Championships 2018, Men's Singles Round 1: HS Prannoy vs Abhinav Manota, Live Match Updates

Prannoy def Manota 21-12, 21-11 to set up a second round meeting with Ygor Coelho.
Updated: 30 July 2018 11:53 IST - Published: 30 July 2018 10:02 IST
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That was pretty easy for the Indian!

He performed just as it was expected from him. Absolutely no hiccups!

This will give him a lot of confidence for the rest of the tournament.
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Final score: Prannoy def Manota 21-12, 21-11 to set up a second round meeting with Ygor Coelho.
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Prannoy converts his first match point.

Prannoy wins his first round!!!!
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Match points for Prannoy

20-11
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Manota had the grip of the rally but overhit the shuttle in the end.

Prannoy leads 19-11
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A bit more attacking intent from the Kiwi gives him a few points.

He trails 11-16
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This is one-way traffic completely at present.

Prannoy has raced ahead to 16-7
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A couple of loose points from the Kiwi gives Prannoy two more points to go up to 13-7
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But Prannoy regains control anyway and leads 11-6 going into the midgame interval.
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Manota is giving his all right now. Showing his potential and making it competitive.

Trails 6-10
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After Manota got four consecutive points, Prannoy stops his comeback and goes up to 7-4
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Manota arrested the points-winning spree of Prannoy and gets three points for himself.

He now trails 3-6
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Points are coming thick and fast for the Indian.

5-0
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And he adds yet another point.

3-0
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Second game


Prannoy makes a fast start!

2-0
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Prannoy wins the first game.

21-12
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Body smash from Prannoy!

Game points at 20-12
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A sharp angular shot from Manota and gets to add a couple of points to lessen the gap.

Trails 12-19 now
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19-10 is the score now in favour of the Indian
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After a few fast exchanges, Prannoy is still comfortably in the lead at 18-8
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Prannoy is opening up the court beautifully with his angles.

It is 16-7 for Prannoy
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Good smash into the corner!

Prannoy up 14-6
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It is 13-5 in Prannoy's favour as Manota fails to return at the net
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Manota fumbles at the net and Prannoy is up 11-4 going into the midgame interval.
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