Live Malaysia Superseries Premier, badminton scores and updates: Sai Praneeth goes down to Lin Dan, Sindhu also exits

Apr, 05 2017 IST

  • 22:02 (IST)

    Thanks for joining us today for live scores and updates from the Malaysia Open. It was not a great day for India after the high of the India Open only a few days ago. Ajay Jayaram was the only Indian shuttler to qualify for the next round. Do join us again tomorrow as we continue our live coverage  of the Malaysia Open. 

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    Pranaav Chopra/ Sikki Reddy lose to Astrup/ Kjaersfeldt 19-21, 21-19, 21-23 in mixed doubles.

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    Lin Dan beats B Sai Praneeth 18-21, 21-19, 21-18 in men's singles. 

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    Pranaav Chopra/ N Sikki Reddy come back to win the second game against Kim Astrup/ Line Kjaersfeldt 19-21 after losing the first game 19-21 in mixed doubles

  • 20:22 (IST)

    Sai Praneeth trailing 14-17 in the third game against Lin Dan. 

  • 20:20 (IST)

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    Lin Dan shows his class. Takes the second game 21-19. It's all down to the final game now.

  • 19:38 (IST)

    A ray of hope from the Malaysia Open at last! B Sai Praneeth wins the first game against Lin Dan 21-18 in the men's singles.

  • The lone Indian to win has been Ajay Jayaram who beat China's Qiao Bin 21-11, 21-8. Later in the evening, Sai Praneeth takes on 2-time Olympic champion and 5-time world champion, badminton's super-star Lin Dan.

  • A loss in the 1st round would be shocking for Sindhu fans. The Olympic silver medallist had played a 2-game final against World Champion Carolina Marin and won. But the emotional quotient of that victory was more taxing than the physicality involved in that match. 

  • That's a shock! Was it tiredness, fatigue or simply winning a Super Series and not ready mentally and emotionally for another one within 48 hours? Lin Dan had raised the question at the All England of having gaps between Super Series so that players could rest and travel. Nobody would ever put up fatigue as an excuse from Sindhu's camp but as rankings rise, so does pressure of winning. That's probably one reason also that Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei also skipped the India Super Series to be fit for the Malaysian Super Series which also is a premier event.

  • 14:58 (IST)

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    UPSET! PV Sindhu loses to Chen Yufei 21-18, 19-21, 17-21 and crashes out of Malaysia Superseries Premier

    What a shock! Both Sindhu and Saina are out of the tournament. But credit must go to the young Chinese player for playing some great badminton

  • 14:50 (IST)

  • Sindhu is the 6th seed to the unseeded Chinese Chen Yufei and a defeat here for the Olympic silver medallist will be a big blow to the Malaysian Open SuperSeries. Even in their previous encounter at the Macau Open in 2015, both had played three-games which Sindhu had won 21-13, 18-21, 21-14. Can she prevail once again?

  • 14:45 (IST)

    9-14! Sindhu is struggling against Chen Yufei in the third game. The game is slipping away from the India Open champions and she needs to get back to her best sooner rather than later

  • 14:38 (IST)

    Final game starts! Sindhu trails 6-7 against Chen Yufei. Will Sindhu's class prevail or are we in for a shock?

  • 14:33 (IST)

    PV Sindhu loses second game 21-19

    Chen Yufei has made a game out of this. Great performance from the Chinese!

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    PV Sindhu wins opening game against Chen Yufei

    PV Sindhu overturned a scratchy start to win the opening game 21-18 against her Chinese opponent who has shown great fight in this game

  • Meanwhile, the India Open winner Denmark's Viktor Axelsen is on a roll winning his first game 21-12 and leading 12-7 in the second against Malaysia's Daren Liew.

  • 13:55 (IST)

    PV SIndhu is in action against China's Chen Yufei

    Sindhu made a shaky start but has regained her touch. She leads 11-10 in the opening game.

  • Even though Akane Yamaguchi is seeded 4th and ranked number 2 in the world, Saina's loss is shocking. The former World No.1 is on a comeback trail after her knee surgery and wins against tough opponents would have given her the much needed match practice. 

  • 13:48 (IST)

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    Saina Nehwal bows out of Malaysia Superseries Premier

    Saina Nehwal loses to Akane Yamaguchi 19-21 21-13 21-15 in 56 minutes. The match seemed firmly in her grasp when she was leading 11-8 in the second game, but the Indian had no answers to the fierce fightback from the Japanese

  • 13:34 (IST)

    11-9! Saina trails Yamaguchi by two points in third and deciding game. She need to do what the Japanese did to her in the second game

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    Saina Nehwal loses second game against Akane Yamaguchi

    Despite leading by three points at the interval in the second game, Saina Nehwal has ended up losing it. The Japanese came back hard in second game and sucked Saina's momentum. Time for Saina now to do the same

  • Sumeeth/Attri have lost the 3rd game 17-21. Scores: 18-21, 21-18, 21-17

  • 13:19 (IST)

    12-17! Saina has lost all the momentum and Yamaguchi has forced her way back into the contest. She holds a healthy five-point lead in the second game and looks good to win it. Can Saina make a comeback in the second game? 

  • 13:13 (IST)

    Saina Nehwal takes a 11-8 lead at the interval in the second game against Akane Yamaguchi

  • Sumeeth and Attri have lost the 2nd game 18-21.

  • 13:09 (IST)

    Saina Nehwal wins opening game against Akane Yamaguchi, leads in second

    Saina Nehwal has won the opening game against Akane Yamaguchi 21-18 and leads 6-3 in the second game. The Indian keeps getting better and better with every passing day. Not long before she is back to her absolute best

  • Sumeeth and Attri have won the first game 21-18.

  • Men's doubles of Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri is on...They lead 13-12 in the 1st game.

  • 12:41 (IST)

    Top performance from Ajay Jayaram! 


    Ajay beat Qiao Bin of China 21-11, 21-8 in 31 minutes. Ajay now moves into the round of 16.  

  • 12:37 (IST)

    Ajay Jayaram in action against Qiao Bin

    The Indian has made a great start to the opening game and leads 14-6 against the Chinese. Jayaram has often failed to sustain the intensity in his play , can he do it this time?

  • 12:13 (IST)

    Ajay Jayaram in action against Qiao Bin

    The Indian has made a great start to the opening game and leads 14-6 against the Chinese. Jayaram has often failed to sustain the intensity in his play , can he do it this time?

  • 10:31 (IST)


    Sung Ji Hyun beats Minatsu Mitani 21-18, 21-15

    Chris Adcock and Gabriel Adcock beat Lin Chia Yu and Wu Ti Jung 21-16, 21-15

    Carolina Marin beats Yip Pui Yin 21-16, 21-11

    Lou Ying and Lou Yu beat Joyce Choong and Jing Yi Tee 21-14, 21-18

  • 10:20 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the Malaysia Superseries Premier where a host of Indian players including PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be in first round action today. Stick around for all the action from the Malaysia Open

Spanish star shuttler Carolina Marin said she will be heading to the Malaysia Open with "many positive things" despite losing the India Open final.

PV Sindhu beat Saina Nehwal in an intense game to reach semifinals of Indian Open. PTI

PV Sindhu beat Saina Nehwal in an intense game to reach semifinals of Indian Open. PTI

"Even though the day of the (India Open) final was not the best day, the week has gone pretty good. I got many positive things out of it. I'm bringing many positive things to Malaysia. I hope that things will go well here in Kuching," the 23-year-old Marin said on Monday, reports Efe.

Indian P.V. Sindhu rolled to a 21-19, 21-16 win Sunday over Marin in the championship match of the India Open, avenging her loss to the Spanish shuttler in the Summer Olympics gold medal match last year.

The Indian star needed just 46 minutes to put away Marin.

Marin participated in an event with fans and members of the media.

The Malaysia Open, which starts on Tuesday at Perpaduan Stadium, offers $600,000 in prize money.

Published Date: Apr 05, 2017 08:28 pm | Updated Date: Apr 05, 2017 08:29 pm

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