Commonwealth Video games gold medalists Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty performed their hearts out to defeat BWF World Tour Finals champions Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi in three video games to enter the semifinals of the Malaysia Open Tremendous 750 badminton event in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. (Extra Badminton Information)
The Indian pair, seeded seventh, struggled to beat the Chinese language duo 17-21, 22-20, 21-9 within the males’s doubles quarter-finals.
They are going to play one other Chinese language pair, Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang, within the final 4 rounds.
Earlier, India’s HS Prannoy fell to combating world No. 7 Japan’s Kodai Naraoka in an exciting three-match males’s singles quarterfinals.
The 30-year-old from Kerala ran out of steam within the 84-minute contest, dropping 16-21, 21-19, 10-21 to the 21-year-old Naraoka, who appeared quicker and higher, regardless of taking part in two lengthy. matches within the earlier rounds.
It was Naraoka’s third win over the Indian in as many conferences. He defeated Prannoy in three video games on the Singapore Open and World Tour Finals final 12 months.
Prannoy performed some crisp winners and confirmed a fragile contact on the internet to recuperate from an opening-game reversal however his youthful opponent managed to maintain issues in test because the Indian misplaced in a pile of unforced errors. errors.
Naraoka, who got here into the match after knocking out house favorites second seed Lee Zii Jia within the 73rd minute and Ng Tze Yong within the 72nd minute, confirmed exceptional resilience as he recovered all the things thrown at him, making Prannoy work laborious good for his factors.
The primary recreation was tied at 7-7 as each confirmed spectacular comebacks with highly effective rallies. Naraoka took a two-point lead into the interval and was in a position to sustain the stress to earn bragging rights.
Within the second recreation, Prannoy tried to interact his opponent in lengthy rallies, utilizing tosses and clears and appeared to complete with smashes. It labored for some time as he led 13-9 however Naraoka acquired parity with 4 straight factors after the Indian made a number of errors.
Prannoy tried to maintain the rallies tight and stage throughout the online, however Naraoka leveled once more at 16-16 earlier than taking the lead with a internet kill. A weak return to the online denied a protracted smash from Prannoy as the established order remained at 18-18.
Nevertheless, a exact return and a cross-court smash within the nick of time gave the Indian two match factors. Prannoy despatched one extensive earlier than ending one other advantageous rally through which the Japanese despatched the shuttle because the match went to a decider.
Prannoy had a foot drawback in the beginning of the third recreation, which began on a good keel earlier than Naraoka produced two sensational pictures on the internet to win a good rally and take a slender 5-3 lead. above.
The Japanese dominated the rallies after that with a wide range of strokes, whereas Prannoy erred on the road and fell 5 factors quick.
As the sport continued, Prannoy’s accuracy deteriorated as he missed the strains on each side, permitting Naraoka to maneuver to a 14-6 lead. The Japanese are extra affected person in rallies and seize any small alternative to maneuver ahead.
At 7-17, the Indian unleashed a straight smash to interrupt the run of factors however a collection of errors from a drained trying Prannoy handed his opponent victory.