Commonwealth Games 2022 Badminton Live: PV Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi & Co enter quarters with dominant wins

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 06, 2022 01:34 IST

Srikanth Kidambi, PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen through to the quarters.


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A hugely successful day from the badminton court โ€” where India won all of its scheduled matches โ€” has come to an end, but do join us tomorrow for the quarterfinal matches as the Indian team continues its charge for the gold medals!

Keep following Sportskeeda as we will be back with LIVE updates from Birmingham as action resumes on Saturday. Its goodnight for now!

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Lakshya Sen, Aakarshi Kashyap and the men's doubles duo of Satwicksiaraj Rankireddy have all won their pre-quarterfinal matches with ease and are now a step closer to the podium. The women's doubles duo of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly also made it to the last-eight earlier in the day. 

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There's more badminton action to come later in the day as Lakshya Sen, Aakarshi Kashyap and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty are yet to play their respective Round of 16 matches.

They will be in action not before 11.20 pm IST on August 5.

We'll be back with live updates,

Until then, keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest coverage from CWG 2022.

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That was pretty easy for PV Sindhu! The gulf in the level of experience between the two was clearly visible from the start.

In the quarterfinals, Sindhu will face Malaysia's Jin Wei Goh, whom she easily beat in the Mixed Team final a few days ago.

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Kobugabe delayed the inevitable by taking a couple of points as Sindhu ultimately wraps up the match at 21-10, 21-9.

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Kobugabe moved Sindhu all over the court in an attempt to eke out errors off the Indian's racquet but sends the shuttle wide to end the rally.

It's 20-7 to Sindhu with 13 match points.

19:01 (IST)5 AUG 2022

Sindhu is now an express train, wasting no time!

Has gone up to 17-7.

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Sindhu now crushing the lifts with incredible power.

Up to 14-7 now.

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And Sindhu decided not to be lenient any more.
She takes a couple of points to lead 11-6 heading into the interval.

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Kobugabe finds a couple of points at the net to stop the rot. 

Finds herself trailing 5-9.

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The Ugandan lead 4-3 but since then, it's been all Sindhu. Easy lift and even easier putaway as Kobugabe keeps searching for answers.

Sindhu leads 8-3

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Sindhu makes a casual start to the second game. Still not having to exert much.
The two players are currently tied at 3-3.

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That was an excellent show by Sindhu in the first game.

Can she continue it in the second game?

Let's find out.

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Sindhu smartly moved her opponent all over the court to wrap up the first game at 21-10.

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Sindhu now has 10 game points in the bag at 20-10

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A lovely piece of deception from the Ugandan gives her a crucial point but she still trails Sindhu 10-19

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The Ugandan isn't helping her cause at all by committing a lot of unforced errors.
The shuttle goes long again and Sindhu now up to 17-10

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The Ugandan gets a couple of points on resumption but Sindhu is slowly pulling away with her sharp play.

It's 14-7 for the Indian.

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Sindhu is playing at 50%'s been pretty easy for the Indian so far.

She goes up to 11-4 heading into the mid-game interval.

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Lots of Indian flags in the crowd. The spectators are clearly enjoying this.

Meanwhile Sindhu has raced ahead to 9-4.

All class from the Indian!

18:45 (IST)5 AUG 2022

The Ugandan bagged three points to take a brief lead but Sindhu has wrested back control, surging ahead to 6-3.

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Good hands from the Ugandan!

She gets 2 points on the trot.


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And the match is underway!

Sindhu gets the first 2 points with a sublime drop and great putaway.

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Sindhu won her first match yesterday with consummate ease. She thrashed  Fathimath Nabaaha Abdul Razzaq of the Maldives 21-4, 21-11

Can she do better than that today?

Let's find out.

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Players are warming up now.

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The court is being readied.

Don't go anywhere!

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And the preceding mixed doubles match just got over with Tan and Li winning.

We are now moments away from the Sindhu show!

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Kobugabe is 21 years old and won both her Round of 64 and Round of 32 matches in straight games.

However, Sindhu will definitely be a step up in the challenge for the young Ugandan.

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This will be the first meeting between Sindhu and Kobugabe.

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While we wait for the match, here's some info on who she faces for a place in the quarterfinals - it's World No. 234 Husina Kobugabe of Uganda.

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Don;t go anywhere as we'll bring you live updates right from the start.

18:17 (IST)5 AUG 2022

We have to wait a bit more for our shuttle queen PV Sindhu to take the court.

The preceding mixed doubles match scheduled on the same court is currently going on.

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Srikanth bt Abeywickrama 21-9, 21-12 to move into the quarterfinals. The competition will get tougher as we move into the business end of the competition, and the Indian can expect some resistance in next match against the 6th seed and home hope Toby Penty โ€” who beat Scotland's Callum Smith in his round-of-16 match.

But for now, we shift out focus to PV SIndhu, who will be out on court shortly. Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the latest from Birmingham right here!

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Srikanth 21-12 Abeywickrama: The Indian has taken another easy win! Gets it done in straight sets.

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Srikanth 20-12 Abeywickrama: Another quickfire set of points have brought up match point for India.

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Srikanth 17-11 Abeywickrama: This is the best passage of play for Abeywickrama, but it looks like a case of too little, too late.

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Srikanth 17-7 Abeywickrama: Pouncing on the shuttle at the net as Srikanth finds himself four points away from the quarterfinals.
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