Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton Men's Singles Round of 32, HS Prannoy carries India's hopes, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 11, 2018 14:42 IST

Prannoy def Jean Paul 21-14, 21-16 to enter Round of 16


14:42 (IST)11 APR 2018

It's a wrap here! 

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That was a good start for the World No. 12, considering he did not play at all during India's mixed team campaign. That will surely stand him in good stead as he progresses deeper into the draw.

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He is now through to the Round of 16.

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Final score: Prannoy def Jean Paul 21-14, 21-16 in 30 minutes.

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And Prannoy secures victory, in style, with a flick of the wrist for a backhand volley.

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The Indian is now within sniffing distance of a win as he goes up to 18-6

Just three points away from a win

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Prannoy doesn't allow him any more opportunity and he extends his lead to a whopping 10 points!

15-5 is his lead

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The Mauritian came up with a smart touch as he took the pace off the shuttle. It landed right on the side line and he now trails 5-13

14:32 (IST)11 APR 2018

It's 11-4 to the Indian heading into the mid-game interval as he looks strong and dominant.

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A straight smash from the Indian to steer clear by SIX POINTS now.

Prannoy 9-3

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It's 7-2 to Prannoy as Jean Paul can hardly do anything to pose even a minor threat to the World No. 12

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And Prannoy registers quickfire points soon after to take the game away completely from the Mauritian shuttler. He is up 5-2

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And the joy didn't last long for Jean Paul as his accomplished opponent comes storming back to level matters here, just as expected.


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The Mauritian opens up a 2-0 lead in Game 2 as he hopes to put some pressure on the Indian

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The first game is in the bag for the India No. 2


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And 19-14 it is for Prannoy

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Big down the line smash and the Indian extends his lead to 18-13

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Prannoy is moving much better and placing the shuttle intelligently.

Up 16-12

14:18 (IST)11 APR 2018

It continues to be a two-point gap between the two as Prannoy leads 13-11

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The rallies are getting longer but that doesn't deter Prannoy.

He goes up to 12-10

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And Prannoy inches ahead to 11-0 at the mid-game interval as Jean Paul's shot goes wide!

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And the India No. 2 has levelled matters here!

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And Prannoy is now behind by one point.


14:11 (IST)11 APR 2018

Prannoy finds a smash and lessens the gap to two points 


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A couple of errors from Prannoy in the first few points and he trails 5-7

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Still continues to be even


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And it's 4-4

Not much to choose between the two at the moment

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It's all level as the initial stages of this match are turning out to be competitive


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Just like Sindhu, Prannoy too is playing his first match at the CWG 2018.

14:07 (IST)11 APR 2018

It's 2-0 to Prannoy

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Good afternoon! The players have arrived on the court and the action is about to begin very soon

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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Badminton Men's Singles Round of 32. Stay tuned for updates!

12:50 (IST)11 APR 2018

As Day 7 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games progresses, India will be looking to continue what has been a good run in the competition so far. Next event is Badminton Men's Singles Round of 32.
India will be represented by HS Prannoy as he plays his first match in this event. He will be taking on Christopher Jean Paul of Mauritius. The 25-year-old HS Prannoy who hails from Delhi has already won a gold medal as he was a part of the Mixed Team Event contingent which won gold defeating Malaysia 3-1 in the finals. 
India continues to win medals in shooting 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. 
India will be hoping Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games 2018 is just as successful as the previous days.
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