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HS Prannoy vs Wang Tzu Wei Korea Open First Round Live Updates Online

Updated: 28 September 2016 08:26 IST - Published: 28 September 2016 07:18 IST
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This will hurt Prannoy as he had the early momentum only to lose it in the dying stages of the third game.

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Prannoy is a mere spectator as Wang races away to victory, 21-23, 21-17, 21-15.

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Much to Prannoy's dismay, Wang is looking extremely confident now and only keeps on building his lead further for 18-15.

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Is this slipping away fast from the Indian's grip now? Can he produce some last-minute magic?

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But Wang is irrepressible and surges ahead to 17-15.

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Yes he does! Prannoy takes the next point to reduce the deficit to 14-15

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Can Prannoy stall his rival's momentum?

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Wang is now beginning to assert himself and inches ahead to 15-13.

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Wang is still able to maintain his one-point slim lead for 13-12.

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At the mid-game interval, Wang has a slim advantage of 11-10

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And he has now levelled the game at 10-10

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The Chinese Taipei shuttler is fighting back impressively to grab 3 points in a row for 8-9

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Prannoy extends the lead to 9-5.

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Wang trying to fight back but Prannoy is still ahead by 7-5.

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He now has a three-point lead over Wang, 6-3.

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Prannoy has the early lead of 3-1 in Game 3.

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We are one game apiece as Wang takes the second game, 21-17.

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And Wang also has a bagful of game points, 20-17

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The momentum is now all with Wang and he races away to 19-16.

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And he even takes the lead himself, 17-16

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But this time he is successful and he makes the game all square at 16-16

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Wang's attempts to level are foiled again as Prannoy jumps out to 16-14

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And he keeps up his pressure on Wang for 15-13.

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Prannoy stops it to snatch back the lead for 13-11

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After the break, the momentum has shifted to Wang's side. He grabs two quick points for 11-11.

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Prannoy disrupts Wang's rhythm and inches ahead to 11-9 at the lemon break with some masterful strokeplay.

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The rallies are getting longer and Wang produces some spectacular defensive play to close in on 8-9.

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He holds on to his two-point lead, 9-7.

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But Prannoy breaks away through his array of attacking shots for an 8-6 lead.

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It continues to be a gritty battle between the two as none wants to give the other any inch of space. The two are even once more at 5-5

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The initial part of the second game is highly competitive and the two are even at 2-2

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Can Wang produce any comeback? Both their meetings have gone the distance and it would not be surprising to see this one too following the trend!

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And this time, Prannoy makes no mistake in converting it for a 23-21 one-game lead.

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It is the Indian who has a slim lead again at 22-21

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The two are dead even once more, 21-21.

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And he has a game point of his own, 21-20.

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Prannoy summons all his courage to save it for 20-20

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Now Wang has a game point at 20-19

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They are once again all level at 19-19

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But Wang keeps pushing hard as well to make it 18-19

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Prannoy holds on to his slender lead, 18-17

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This is some determined display from Prannoy, 17-15

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For the first time, the Indian has a lead of 16-15.

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The two are now locked at 15-15.

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Prannoy makes it just a one-point gap, 13-14

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And he takes the next point as well to make it 11-14.

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His persistent efforts are paying off! Prannoy is now 10-14

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Refreshed and rejuvenated, Prannoy comes back to bag a few points and reduce the margin to 7-12.

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This is one-way traffic and Prannoy is simply unable to curb Wang's confidence. Wang is ahead by 11-4 at the mid-game interval.

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There is a six-point gap between the two players now as Wang surges ahead 6-3

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