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HS Prannoy vs Lee Cheuk Yiu, Live Badminton Score and Updates, China Open Super Series 2017 Round 2

Lee def Prannoy 21-19, 21-17 in 42 minutes to enter the quarter-finals.
Updated: 16 November 2017 10:59 IST - Published: 16 November 2017 10:05 IST
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Clearly, Prannoy did not have much left in the tank after yesterday's marathon match that lasted 90 minutes. Lee grabbed his chances well and never let Prannoy settle into the match.
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Lee def Prannoy, 21-19, 21-17 in 42 minutes to enter the quarter-finals.
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Prannoy cannot as Lee converts the first of his match points.
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Can Prannoy fight back?
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And Lee races to match points by taking two crucial points.

20-17
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Lee bags a couple of points for an 18-16 lead.
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16-16 currently
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And he makes it 16-14.

Time is running out for Prannoy now.
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Prannoy fought back to 14-14 but Lee again goes up to 15-14
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Lee soars to 14-12
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Could it be an effect of Prannoy's marathon last night that finished at 11.30pm? He did not get much time to rest and could be feeling fatigued.
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Lee makes the most of his opportunity.

13-11 he leads
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And it is back to being even.

11-11
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Prannoy has an 11-10 advantage at the mid-game interval.
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It's 10-10
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Prannoy up 10-9
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And it is 9-9
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Tight game it is.

Prannoy now barely leads...9-8
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Prannoy now up 8-6
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And he levels.

6-6
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Some fightback going on from the Indian national champion as he now comes back to 5-6.
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Lee maintains his lead....6-4
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Lee up 4-2
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SECOND GAME

Lee up 2-1
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And Lee bags the opener, 21-19
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Game point for Lee.

20-19
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It's all level once again.

19-19
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Lee now grabs 2 points to advance to 19-17
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And Prannoy fights back!

17-17
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Lee up 17-14
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Another momentum shift.


Lee now storms back and leads 15-13
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Now Prannoy grabs a couple of points and goes up to 13-12
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Lee still has a slim lead.

12-11
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Prannoy takes 3 points on the trot and reduces the deficit to 1 point.

10-11 he trails now
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At the break, Lee leads 11-7
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And the gap is widening further.

Lee up 10-7
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Prannoy now trailing 7-9
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There is still a two-point gap.

Lee up 8-6
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Lee now advances to 7-5
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Prannoy is coming back but Lee still has an advantage. 5-4 he leads
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Lee adds two points and jumps to a 4-2 lead
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The two are locked at 2-2 currently
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We are under way!

1-1
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Good morning. The players are on court and the match is about to begin.
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Welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the China Open 2017 second round. Indian national champion HS Prannoy faces Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong for a place in the quarter-finals.

While Prannoy is World No. 11, Lee is placed at 53 in the world rankings. This is their first meeting.

Prannoy played a marathon first round match that took 1.5 hours to finish. The Indian national champion was 18-21, 8-11 down from where he stormed back to level and held his nerves for an 18-21, 21-16, 21-19 win despite Lee Dong Keun saving two match points.

That match ended at nearly 11.30pm on Wednesday and Prannoy's next match is at 12.30pm on Thursday. So, the schedule is not in his favour, something which he complained about on social media and it might result in Prannoy not getting enough rest.

It remains to be seen if it really has any effect on Prannoy when he takes the court for his second round match.

But it also should be remembered that Prannoy is in the middle of his career-best season. He has reached two Superseries semi-finals, won the National Championships and climbed to a career-high No. 11 in the world rankings.

He believes in himself more and is thus playing more freely these days. With the kind of attitude he has now, Prannoy might just will himself to the finish line, no matter how tired he feels.