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HS Prannoy vs Shi Yuqi, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Japan Open Super Series 2017 Quarter Final

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 22, 2017 09:30 IST

The live action is underway!

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09:30 (IST)22 SEP 2017

That's all from us now. Do join us for the live coverage of Kidambi Srikanth's match in the afternoon. Until then, goodbye!

09:29 (IST)22 SEP 2017

14-21. It's done and dusted.

Shi wins the game 21-15, 21-14 to oust Prannoy in the quarters.

09:28 (IST)22 SEP 2017

13-20.

Like in the first game, Shi has seven match points.

09:27 (IST)22 SEP 2017

12-19. 

The Chinese now has an indomitable lead over the Indian.

09:25 (IST)22 SEP 2017

12-16.

Shi stretches the lead to four points.

09:23 (IST)22 SEP 2017

11-14, now.

Still, a three-point difference.

09:22 (IST)22 SEP 2017

10-13.

Prannoy is trying his best but he just can't cut the deficit.

09:21 (IST)22 SEP 2017

9-12.

Shi is managing a healthy lead.

09:19 (IST)22 SEP 2017

8-11, now.

09:18 (IST)22 SEP 2017

8-10. 

Prannoy is keeping the deficit to two and with any luck, he might just be able to edge forward. But does he have the mentality to go on and win the game? Let's find out.

09:17 (IST)22 SEP 2017

7-9.

Two back-to-back points for Prannoy now.

09:16 (IST)22 SEP 2017

5-9.

Now, the  Chinese is taking complete control of the match. Four-point lead already in the second game.

09:14 (IST)22 SEP 2017

5-5.

The Indian shutter is giving a tough fight.

09:12 (IST)22 SEP 2017

4-4.

Prannoy is holding his own so far in the second game.

09:11 (IST)22 SEP 2017

2-3

09:09 (IST)22 SEP 2017

1-2.

Shi takes the first two points of the game, but Prannoy then gets in on the scorecard.

09:09 (IST)22 SEP 2017

Off we go with the second game. Love all!

09:06 (IST)22 SEP 2017

15-21. It's done. Shi takes the first game. 

Prannoy tried his best but he has looked out of sorts today. He really needs to pull up his socks and get going in the second game. Stay tuned, we will be back with live action.

09:04 (IST)22 SEP 2017

15-20. 

Prannoy doesn't want to go down without a fight, does he?

09:03 (IST)22 SEP 2017

13-20. 

Seven game points for Shi.

09:02 (IST)22 SEP 2017

13-18.

Looks like there is no way back for Prannoy in the opening game.

09:01 (IST)22 SEP 2017

12-17.

Prannoy is giving his very best but Shi is still maintaining the five-point lead.

08:59 (IST)22 SEP 2017

11-16, now.

Shi needs just five points to take the first game.

08:58 (IST)22 SEP 2017

9-15. 

Finally, Prannoy gets a point. Some relief!

08:56 (IST)22 SEP 2017

8-13. 

Prannoy is getting deeper and deeper into trouble.

08:54 (IST)22 SEP 2017

8-11. 

Not an inch of space on offer from the Chinese.

08:53 (IST)22 SEP 2017

7-10. 

Shi still has a healthy 3-point lead over the Indian shuttler.

08:51 (IST)22 SEP 2017

6-9.

Shi got five consecutive points before Prannoy finally manages to break his serve.

08:50 (IST)22 SEP 2017

5-8. 

Shi Yuqi has surged to a comfortable three-point lead.

08:49 (IST)22 SEP 2017

5-6.

Now, the Chinese gets two consecutive points to take a one-point lead.

08:48 (IST)22 SEP 2017

5-4.

It looks like the match will be highly contested.

08:47 (IST)22 SEP 2017

3-3.

Prannoy manages to get in his groove and get two back-to-back points.

08:46 (IST)22 SEP 2017

1-3. 

Shi Yuqi has a healthy lead early on.

08:45 (IST)22 SEP 2017

Here we go! Love all!

08:44 (IST)22 SEP 2017

Good morning!

The players are on court and the match will start in a few moments. 

01:09 (IST)22 SEP 2017

Hello! Good morning and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Japan Open Super Series 2017 and as the tournament enters its quarterfinal stage, we have three Indian contenders left for the title.

The first match of the tournament sees HS Prannoy take on the second seed Shi Yuqi of China, in what promises to be a real top-quality encounter. The Chinese, who is ranked number four in the world, will be a tough not for the Indian to crack and it will be interesting to see how Prannoy will approach the game.

In the two rounds he has played so far, the shuttler from Kerala is yet to drop a game. In the first match, he defeated Dane prodigy Anders Antonsen in straight games 21-12 21-14 and in the Round of 16, he got past World No. 26 Hsu Jen Hao 21-16, 23-21 in exactly 60 minutes.

Yuqi, on the other hand, has had to play out two tough three-gamers in his previous rounds and in both matches, he came back to win from one game down. The first match saw him overcome French shuttler Brice Leverdez 19-21 21-6 21-16 and in the pre-quarters, he defeated Sameer Verma 10-21 21-17 21-15.

Prannoy and Yuqi have faced off thrice in the past and it's the Chinese man who has the edge in the head-to-head. The two met earlier this at the Swiss Open, where Yuqi clinched a comfortable 21-19 21-11 win.

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