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HS Prannoy vs Subhankar Dey, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Senior National Badminton Championships 2017 Semi-finals

Prannoy def Dey, 21-14, 21-17 to enter the final.
Updated: 07 November 2017 14:23 IST - Published: 07 November 2017 13:25 IST
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That was a great start to the Semi-Final Day. Stay tuned for live coverage of more matches right here at Sportskeeda.

Later in the day, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi will all be in action.
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Final score: Prannoy def Dey, 21-14, 21-17 to enter the final.
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And Prannoy takes it 21-17.
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Dey saves one...17-20
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Dey misses the sideline, gifting a point to Prannoy....the latter has 4 match points..20-16
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19-16...can he finish it here or can Dey stage yet another fightback?
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Prannoy is now three points away from the win...18-16
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Prannoy builds a two-point advantage again....17-15
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Dey keeps pegging back Prannoy every time he looked all set for a big lead. Highly impressive effort from the World No. 67. Prannoy now leads 15-14
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And he takes yet another....and is now behind one point at 12-13
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But just as we have seen before, Dey's resilience has been very impressive. He bags another couple of points to be 11-13
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Prannoy has woken up. Determined, resolute...he has gone up to 13-9
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To nobody's surprise, Dey is again clawing his way back into this contest! 9-11 he trails
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Prannoy goes into the mid-game break with an 11-7 advantage.
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But Prannoy looks to have finally solved the Dey problem for now....wrongfooted Dey to go up to 10-6
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Dey refuses to bow down.....he keeps coming back..6-7
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Wow! Subhankar very much showing what he is capable of! He has closed in on 5-6
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6-3 lead for Prannoy
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Fiery smash by Prannoy and he distances himself from the resurgent Dey.

Prannoy 5-3
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And once again, Dey is fighting back brilliantly and trails by just a solitary point now....3-4
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Dey is finally on the board at 1-4
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Much like the first game, Prannoy once again soars to 3-0
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SECOND GAME

Great start by Prannoy and he leads 2-0
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And Prannoy needs just one to convert. He bags the opener, 21-14.
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Game points for Prannoy

20-14
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And Prannoy gets yet another point through tremendous footwork.

19-14
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Now as we approach the business end of this game, Prannoy is now exhibiting control of the proceedings. It is 18-14 to the second seed.
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Dey accounted for the third seed Sai Praneeth, so he is playing with a lot of courage and confidence and would not go away without a fight. Dey makes it 14-16
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Prannoy is now three points ahead at 16-13
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And Dey is now displaying his tremendous fighting skills....he takes 2 points in a row to trail 12-14
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Great shotmaking by the Kerala shuttler and he has opened up a FOUR-point lead over Dey!

14-10
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What a rally! And the difference is still of two points with Prannoy ahead at 12-10
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Dey has reduced the deficit to two points...trails 9-11
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And the US Open champion is up 11-8 at the mid-game interval.
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This time Prannoy advances to 10-7 as he widens the gap between them.
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It is great to see so many young schoolchildren coming to the stadium and cheering vociferously for their badminton heroes.
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Some great attack by Prannoy....and he jumps to 8-6
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Still not much to separate the two...this is indeed tight...6-6
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Prannoy has evened the scoreline....5-5
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Great smash by Dey and he leads 5-4
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And Dey inches ahead to 4-3....that's three points on the trot!
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And they are back to level...3-3

Good fightback by Dey!
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Dey pulls one back and trails 1-3
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HS Prannoy has made a roaring start and leads 3-0
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The match is under way!
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Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the 2017 Senior National Badminton Championships semi-finals. Second seed HS Prannoy takes on giant-killer Subhankar Dey for a place in the summit clash.

The two have met just once in international tournaments - at the 2014 Tata Open India International Challenge. Prannoy edged Dey in three games in that match.

Both are now at career-high world rankings. Prannoy is 11th in the world while Dey is 67th. The latter caused a huge upset yesterday in the quarter-finals when he held his nerves to oust the third seed and former champion, B Sai Praneeth in three gruelling games.

Not just that, Dey even sent the sixth seeded Daniel Farid packing from the tournament in the round before that. He is thus coming into this match with a lot of confidence and has nothing to lose. 

He is expected to give the US Open champion a tough fight. Prannoy was brilliant in his quarter-final against former champion, Parupalli Kashyap and ground out a win in a tight two-game match. But he did commit a few unforced errors in his pre-quarter-final which led to him conceding a game to Chirag Sen.

He needs to be careful not to repeat that for Dey won't let go of such chances.