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Parupalli Kashyap vs Ko Gyung Bo Korea Open Qualifying Round 1 Live Updates Online

Updated: 27 September 2016 09:26 IST - Published: 27 September 2016 08:12 IST
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Kashyap will next face Thailand's World No. 100 Pannawit Thongnuam for a place in the main draw. The match is at 10.50am IST.

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Kashyap saved three match points in the second game! What a show of guts from the Indian star!

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FINAL SCORE: P. Kashyap 15-21, 23-21, 21-19

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And Kashyap WINS it, 21-19

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Now Kashyap has a match point of his own, 20-19

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And for the umpteenth time, Bo erases that lead, 19-19.

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Kashyap has a slim lead once more, 19-18.

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Both showing the desire to win this vital game. Who will have the last laugh?

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Currently they are locked at 17-17

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The two are involved in a gritty battle that is only going to get even tighter as the game progresses.

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Bo's persistent efforts pay off. He has come back and how, 16-16.

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....before Kashyap grabs a quick point, 16-13.

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Another long rally goes to Bo, 13-15.

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Kashyap is once again able to assert himself under pressure, 14-12.

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The rallies are getting longer as both players trying to tire out the other.

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And maintains it further, 11-12.

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He keeps on playing catch up efficiently. Now trails the Indian by just one point, 10-11.

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It's a long rally and Bo's defense sparkles brightly. 

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The Indian does manage to hold off his younger opponent at half-time. Kashyap is ahead by 11-9.

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Bo looking very determined as he once more comes back, 8-9.

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Kashyap stops his run of points and surges to 9-6.

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Bo reduces the gap to 4-6 and then cuts it down further, 6-7.

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Kashyap has to be careful and cannot afford to relax as Bo is coming back into this.

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He holds on to the lead, 5-2.

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Kashyap picks up up from where he left! He is ahead 3-1 in the third game.

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To come back from the jaws of death speaks volumes of the courage of the man who has been a two-time India Open champion and has been ranked as high as World No. 6.

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That was indeed a magical turnaround just as we were all expecting!

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Kashyap takes the second game 23-21.

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The Indian has yet another set point, 22-21.

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Bo stalls Kashyap's momentum, 21-21.

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He takes a set point now 21-20.

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And he saves the third one as well, 20-20

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And he saves another, 19-20.

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Kashyap manages to saves one match point, 18-20

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Kashyap is only a mere spectator as Bo races to 20-17.

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Once more, the youngster grabs the momentum, 18-17.

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Time is running out for the Indian and he has to produce something magical here to stay alive.

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Kashyap, however, concedes the next two points to Bo to trail 16-17.

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Can he continue?

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Kashyap now has a slender lead of 16-15.

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It is nail-biting indeed as the lead keeps swinging back and forth.

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The two are deadlocked at 14-14

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He storms back to level the game to 13-13 much to Kashyap's dismay.

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But Bo cannot be kept in check for a long time.

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He surges ahead to 13-8.

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The second game is the opposite of the first one. Kashyap has surely regrouped and understood his opponent's strategies.

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At the lemon break, it is Kashyap who has an 11-7 lead.

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The Indian is right now soaring high with confidence. Keeps on building on his advantage and shoots to 10-6.

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And as I type, the Indian has finally unleashed his best shots. He is now ahead by 9-5.

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In terms of big match experience, Kashyap has a clear edge. His opponent is a 21-year-old and is currently ranked No. 815.