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Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton Men's Singles Round of 16, H.S. PRANNOY carries India's hopes, Live Updates

Prannoy def Joe 21-18, 21-11 in 35 minutes to enter QFs
Updated: 12 April 2018 09:11 IST - Published: 12 April 2018 07:14 IST
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And that's a wrap!

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After that hard work in the opening game, it was a walk in the park in the second game for HS Prannoy!
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Final score: Prannoy def Joe 21-18, 21-11 in 35 minutes to enter QFs
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Prannoy WINS THE MATCH AND ENTERS THE QUARTER-FINALS!!!!!
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BIG SMASH FROM PRANNOY AND HE HAS MATCH POINTS AT 20-10
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Another couple of points go the World No. 12's way as he goes up to 19-10
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Prannoy has stopped that fightback now and has added THREE QUICK POINTS TO LEAD 17-10
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That fightback got the crowd excited as well
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Wow! Joe is building some momentum here.

Another 2 points for the Aussie and he now trails 9-14
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Joe gets another couple of point to slow down the pace at which Prannoy was progressing.

Prannoy up 14-7
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A lot of aggression from the fired-up Aussie but that can't do any damage to the Indian, who is comfortably placed at 13-5
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Prannoy has a healthy lead of 11-4 going into the mid-game interval.
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Prannoy is up 10-4 at present
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Prannoy is just casually adding points to his kitty now.

8-3 is the lead for the Indian now
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And Prannoy has now taken control of the proceedings.

He is 6-3 up
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Nothing to choose between the two now

3-3
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They are level in the initial stages of the second game

2-2
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And the Indian paid that back with keen interest with a smash down the line of his own!


1-1
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Smash down the line by the lefty Joe and the Aussie leads 1-0
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Let's see what's in store for both in Game 2
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Well, Prannoy had to work harder than expected, partly due to his errors and partly due to the Aussie's brilliance!
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PRANNOY FINALLY CONVERTS AS THE AUSSIE CAN'T RETURN HIS SHOT!

First game to Prannoy at 21-18
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With three game points in hand, Prannoy attempts a crosscourt smash but IT LANDS WIDE!

Prannoy 20-18
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And Prannoy falters at the net as the Aussie gets another point

Prannoy 19-17
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Prannoy has staved off that challenge and has gone ahead to 19-16

2 points away from taking the opening game
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