Prannoy battles past Nishimoto, Sindhu wins thriller vs Zhang
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Indian badminton on BWF World Tour.
Today our attention is on Malaysia Masters, a Super 500 event on the World Tour. Quarterfinals action and there are three Indian matches to keep an eye on.
On Thursday, Srikanth Kidambi, PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy produced memorable wins in their respective round of 16 matches to make it this far.
Prannoy defeated All England champion Li Shi Feng of China with a superb come-from-behind victory by 13-21, 21-16, 21-11 in Round of 16. He will face Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto.
Sindhu got the better of Aya Ohori of Japan 21-16, 21-11 in 40 minutes to improve her Head-to-Head against the left-hander to 13-0. She will lock horns today against China’s Zhang Yi Man.
Srikanth got the better of world no. 5 Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand in straight games 21-19, 21-19 in Round of 16 match to join Prannoy and Sindhu in the quarterfinals on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur.
He will face Indonesia’s Christian Adinata.