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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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And a resilient Joe has closed the gap even further

Prannoy's lead has been cut down to 2 points now and he is 17-15 ahead
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It's 17-14 to the India No. 2 shuttler
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Joe is trying his best to fight back and has reduced the deficit to three points.


Joe trails 13-16
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The rallies are getting longer, but Prannoy still very much has control of the proceedings.

15-11 lead to the Indian
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Prannoy leads 13-10 post-interval.
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Prannoy goes into the interval with an 11-9 lead
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Joe is going NOWHERE!

He gets two points on the trot to trail behind at 9-10
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And Prannoy rides on his aggressive show to grab a couple of points and go up to 10-7
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Things have heated up in this match and Prannoy barely leads now, at 8-7
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FOUR POINTS IN A ROW FOR PRANNOY!!!!

6-4
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Prannoy finally looks calm and composed and evens the score at 4-4
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But Joe shrugs that off and races ahead to 4-2 with some smart play
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Prannoy gets a point and now trails 1-2
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And we are off!

Bright start for Joe, who opens up a 2-0 lead
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Good morning! The players are on court now and are warming up.
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Badminton Men's Singles Round of 16 match between H.S. PRANNOY of India & Anthony Joe of Australia!
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Heading into Day 8, India will be looking to continue a good medal run in the competition so far.
 
Next up is the Badminton Men's Singles Round of 16 match between H.S. PRANNOY of India Anthony Joe of Australia. The 25-year-old H.S Prannoy who hails from Delhi has had a good run in the competition so far. He beat Mauritius player Christopher Jean Paul 2-0 in the Round of 32 winning 21-14 & 21-6 in the 1st and 2nd games respectively.

 
Medals won on Day 7: India's Shreyasi Singh won a gold medal in the Women's Double Trap Finals & Ankur Mittal bagged a Bronze in the Men's Double Trap Finals. Om Mitharval also bagged a bronze medal in the Men's 50m Pistol Finals which happened earlier in the day. 
 
On Day 7, there was a also lot of progress in the Boxing event. Manish Kaushik, Vikas Krishan, and Gaurav Solanki went through to the Semifinals. Legendary Mary Kom did one better and progressed to the Finals in the 45-48 Kg weight category.