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Hong Kong Open 2018 Badminton Live: Kidambi Srikanth vs HS Prannoy Live score & Updates | 15th November 2018

Srikanth def Prannoy 18-21, 30-29, 21-18 in 66 minutes to enter the quarterfinals.
Updated: 15 November 2018 14:31 IST - Published: 15 November 2018 13:14 IST
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That wraps up our liveblog for now.

Do join us later in the day for live updates from PV Sindhu's match which is expected to start around 5.30-6pm IST.
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And this will surely boost Srikanth's confidence further.
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Srikanth had to do it the hard way, saving three match points!!!!!
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Final score: Srikanth def Prannoy 18-21, 30-29, 21-18 in 66 minutes to enter the quarterfinals.
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Srikanth wins this!!!!!!


What a match that was!
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Prannoy saves one.

18-20
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Srikanth has now raced ahead to match points.

20-17
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It's 16-16
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It's now Prannoy's turn to show his courage and resolve.

He takes 3 points in a row and trails 15-16
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The match has crossed the hour mark.
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As I write, Srikanth is indeed showing a lot of determination.

He is up 16-12 
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It would still take a huge effort from Prannoy to overtake a determined Srikanth.
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The gap is slowly closing 


Prannoy now trails 11-14
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Can Prannoy come back?
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Prannoy is putting up some fight post interval.

He now trails 8-12
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It's 11-4 to Srikanth at the time of the midgame interval.
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And Prannoy is falling behind!

Srikanth up 9-4
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Since then, Srikanth has established his authority in this game.

He is 7-4 up
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Prannoy opens up a 2-1 lead in the decider
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Prannoy had 3 match points. Srikanth showed his resilience, tenacity and hunger in those dying moments of the second game!
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What a finish to that game! What drama! What a thriller!

What a match this has been!

47 minutes gone and we are still left with one more game!
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We have a decider!!!!
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Srikanth takes the deciding point and bags this game 30-29
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It is 29-29
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Seventh game point for Srikanth

29-28
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They are still level

28-28
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Third match point for Prannoy

28-27
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Srikanth saves it!

27-27
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Second match point for Prannoy!

27-26
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Prannoy saves this one too!

26-26
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Sixth game point for Srikanth

26-25
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Prannoy saves it once more!

25-25
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Fifth game point for Srikanth

25-24
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Again Prannoy saves it

24-24
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Fourth game point for Srikanth

24-23
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Now it's Srikanth's time to save it!

23-23
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First match point for Prannoy

23-22
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As usual, Prannoy saves it!

22-22
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3rd game point for Srikanth.

22-21
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Again Prannoy saves it!

21-21
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Second game point for Srikanth

21-20
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Prannoy saves it!

20-20
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Game point for Srikanth!

20-19
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It's 19-19!!!

What drama!
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Prannoy is fighting hard but Srikanth's still in the lead at 19-18
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Another twist in the tale!

Srikanth is now ahead at 17-16
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It's 15-13 for the Indian national champion.
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After the break, Prannoy has regained control and he now leads 14-12
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Srikanth up 11-10 at the time of the midgame interval.