LIVE: Asian Games 2018: Badminton

Catch all the live updates from badminton at Asian Games 2018. Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy in action today.

Kidambi Srikanth will face Hong Kong's Wing Ki Vincent Wong in a men's singles round-of-32 fixture at Asian Games 2018.   -  AFP

It's been a disappointing day at the Asian Games for India's badminton contingent. Former World no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in the round-of-32 against Hong Kong's Wing Ki Vincent Wong. H.S. Prannoy went out in the same round to Thailand's Kanthaphon Wangcharoen. Only Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy could manage a win for India, as they progressed to the quarterfinals of the women's doubles.

Highlights:

  • Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the men's singles after a second round defeat to Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent (21-23 19-21).
  • Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy won their women's doubles round-of-16 match against Malaysia's Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean 21-17, 16-21, 21-19.
  • HS Prannoy goes down 2-1 to Thailand's Kanthapon Wangcharoen, thus ending India's hopes of a medal in men's singles. 

Follow the live blog for all the badminton action from these matches and more.

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6:04pm: Prannoy is out too! That's the end of the road for India in men's singles at the Asian Games as HS Prannoy loses 12-21, 21-15, 15-21 to Thailand's Kanthaphon Wangcharoen.

6:00pm: The Thai shuttler has match point at 20-14.

6:02pm: Prannoy's defenses are failing him. Wangcharoen wins four points on the attack taking him close to victory at 19-14.

6:00pm: It's not looking good for Prannoy. He trails 16-13 in the decider.

5:55pm: At the mid-game interval, Wancharoen leads 11-10. It'll be disappointing if Prannoy too crashes out here, after Srikanth's defeat. (Report)

5:53pm: Wangcharoen is benefiting from Prannoy's unforced errors, the Thai taking the lead at 10-8.

5:52pm: With a powerful cross-court smash, Prannoy levels it at 8-8 after the Thai took the lead.

5:50pm: Wangcharoen levels it at 7-7 after an unforced error from Prannoy.

5:45pm: Prannoy didn't start the third game on the right foot, trailing 1-4. But the world number 11 makes a strong comeback to take the lead 7-5.

Second Game

5:40pm: Wangcharoen saved one match point, but Prannoy held on to take the second game 21-15. The scores are level at one game each.

5:34pm: Prannoy holds off a comeback from his opponent to get to game point in the second game. 20-14

5:31pm: Thailand's Wangcharoen has cut Prannoy's lead to 3 points. 13-10 in the second game. 

5:30pm: He's raced to a five-point lead here, Prannoy. After an unconvincing performance in the first game, he leads the second 11-6.

5:20pm: Prannoy has come back with purpose. He takes the lead in the second game. 6-5

First game

5:19pm: Prannoy was able to save one game point, but the Thai shuttler managed to take the game 21-12.

5:15pm: HS Prannoy is in action against Thailand's Kanthaphon Wangcharoen. Wangcharoen leads the first game 16-11.

 

UPDATE: Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy win their women's doubles round-of-16 match against Malaysia's Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean 21-17, 16-21, 21-19.

 

Srikanth vs Wong

3:35pm: SRIKANTH LOSES! The World number eight goes down in straight games to world number 28 Wong Wing Ki Vincent. 21-23, 19-21. That's another disappointment for India in badminton.

3:32pm: Srikanth is in trouble here. He squanders his lead once again and now Wong in on match point. 19-20

3:31pm: Srikanth's devil today is the amount of unforced errors he's making. 18-16

3:28pm: Srikanth has made a comeback to take the lead at 14-13. He found himself in a similar position in the previous game too, but wasted his chances in the end.

Meanwhile, Dipika Pallikal cruises into the squash semifinals with a 3-0 win and assures a medal for India. Follow the rest of the Asian Games action here.

3:23pm: Kidambi Srikanth looks to be continuing his poor recent form as he trails the second game 10-6 after losing the first set. Is this another medal prospect crashing out?

3:21pm: The Indian's play  doesn't look too convincing as he trails 8-4 in the game.

3:19pm: Srikanth starts off the second game with a lead, but quickly squanders it allowing Wong to level it at 3-3.

First game

3:15pm: Wong capitalizes on his chances and takes the first game 23-21.

3:14pm: The Indian loses another game point at 21-20. 21-21.

3:12pm: Srikanth misses a chance to win the game. At game point, he makes an unforced error to bring the score to 20-20.

3:10pm: The game is level at 19-19. Srikanth missed a few chances to bring it home.

3:08pm: Both the players are engaging each other at the net, trying to force an error. Srikanth trails 17-16 after taking a 3-point lead after the break.

3:04pm: At the mid-game interval, Srikanth leads 11-9.

3:03pm: Srikanth. known for his attacking game, is winning many points at the net and has taken the lead at 10-9. 

3:01pm: Srikanth finds himself marginally trailing right now. 6-8

2:55pm: Kidambi Srikanth steps onto the court for his match against Hong Kong's Vincent Wong.