Asian Games Badminton: Sindhu, Saina progress; bad day for Indian doubles

Follow the LIVE updates of the women's singles Round-of-16 matches involving Indians in the Badminton event.

Updated : Aug 25, 2018 16:56 IST

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Sumeeth and Manu lose a thriller and with that the match! It's not been a good day on the doubles front for India in badminton, as a third pair is knocked out. China's Liu Yuchen and Li Junhui win 21-13, 17-21, 25-23.

The Indian pair has levelled the scores by taking the second game 21-17. Can Sumeet and Manu continue their momentum to seal a place in the semifinals?

Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri have lost the first game of the men's doubles quarterfinals 13-21 to China's Liu Yuchen and Li Junhui


Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy are knocked out of the women's doubles quarterfinals with a 11-21, 22-24 loss.

Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy are a game down in their women's doubles quarterfinals match against China's Jia Yifan and Chen Qingchen.


21-15 And that's that! Sindhu steamrolls her opponent and joins Saina Nehwal in booking her place in the quarterfinal of the women's singles event. 21-12, 21-15 scoreline in favour of the World No. 3 Indian.

19-15 A down the line smash followed by a cross-court hit by Sindhu.

18-15 No let up from Sindhu this time as she is heading towards a quarterfinal place.

15-12 Sindhu with a smash down the line which Tunjung fails to retrieve.

12-10 Tunjung on the attack as she makes a comeback in the second game.

11-4 A five-point reverse gives Sindhu the lead at the break.

6-4 Two wayward shots from Sindhu allows Tunjung to get back into this game.

5-2 Sindhu proving to be too good for her opponent as she makes another successful forehand to the near court.

2-1 Sindhu's smash from the backcourt is off target.

Second game

21-12 Sindhu takes the opening game as Tunjung makes another poor return.

19-11 Another failed return from Tunjung as Sindhu closes in on a first game lead.

18-11 Tunjung hits her shot wide.

16-10 Sindhu with a good defensive shot from her body which Tunjung fails to return.

14-10 PV Sindhu is into an early lead.

First game

PV Sindhu takes on Indonesia's Tunjung Gregoria Mariska in a Round of 16 match.


21-17 Satwiksairaj hits it into the net and that's the match for South Korea. SatwikSairaj and Chirag Shetty crash out of the men's doubles in the Round of 16. 17-21, 21-19, 17-21 is the final score to the Indians.

20-17 Match point for South Korea.

"Let's go India" chants in the background

17-16 South Korea is into the lead after Chirag's shot goes into the net.

15-15 A smash from Choi to level the scores.

9-11 India takes the lead at the break after a smash from Satwiksairaj at the net.

4-8 The Indians have upped the ante here in the third game. Some quick points to give them the early advantage.

Third game

19-21 An unreturned serve and India takes the second game. Can Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty complete the comeback in the third game?

19-20 Rankireddy with a stunning smash down the line. No chance to retrieve that.

19-19 Satwiksairaj puts it long this time.

18-19 The Indians take the lead as Choi hits it long.

18-16 Choi with a smash and Chirag can only return it wide.

13-13 Chirag smashes it wide from the back court.

10-11 Kang hits it against the net and the Indian pair take a slender advantage into the interval.

6-8 Chirag's smashes it from the far court and the South Korean pair find it hard to retrive it.

3-3 Satwiksairaj smashes it into the net and its all square.

Second game

21-17 The South Koreans take the opening game! An error-filled start to the match costs Chirag and Satwiksairaj.

17-11 Tough luck for the Indians after some fabulous defensive play in a long rally. Chirag's shot at the end is called long.

13-11 Good defensive play by Satwiksairaj and Chirag but they can't hold up with the pace of the South Korean attack.

11-7 India trails at the interval. The South Koreans have been sharper in this opening game.

9-5 Early errors from Chirag and Satwiksairaj gives the South Koreans the initiative in the first game.

5-3 The South Korean pair are into an early lead here.

First game

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty takes on Choi Solgyu and Kang-Min Hyuk in the Round of 16 men's doubles match.



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