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LIVE All England Open 2018, Quarter-final, badminton live score and updates: Lin Dan, PV Sindhu enter semis

Catch the live score and updates from the quarter-finals of the All England Open 2018. PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy are the Indians in action on Friday

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LIVE All England Open 2018, Quarter-final, badminton live score and updates: Lin Dan, PV Sindhu enter semis

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Mar 17, 2018 - 01:37 (IST)

It is the six-time champion Lin Dan who advances into the semis after his clash against defending champion Lee Chong Wei. Lin won 21-16, 21-17 in 51 minutes to reach yet another semi-final at the All England Open

Mar 17, 2018 - 01:27 (IST)

16-14! That for me was the rally of the match. Both players trading straight smashes and retrieving them with consummate ease. Lin manages to eke out a winner in between the barrage of shots to take a 2-point lead 

Mar 17, 2018 - 01:21 (IST)

12-10! Yet another rally, but this time, Lin Dan hits it wide to give Lee Chong Wei the point at the end of the 40-shot rally. Lee leads

Mar 17, 2018 - 01:12 (IST)

7-5! That was one unbelievable rally. Both players testing each other and themselves in that point. Lin ends on the right side of that 39-shot rally to open a 2-point lead in the 2nd game. 

Mar 17, 2018 - 01:10 (IST)

Snippet from the Lin vs Lee match

Mar 17, 2018 - 01:08 (IST)

4-2! That was one brilliant jump smash by Lin Dan. Lee Chong Wei had no chance in getting close to that. Lin in the lead

Mar 17, 2018 - 01:04 (IST)

LIN DAN wins six straight points to turn the tables on Lee Chong Wei and win the opening game of the quarter-final 21-16!

Mar 17, 2018 - 01:01 (IST)

19-16! Lin Dan opens up a three-point lead. Lin has been a revelation post the mid-game break and has forced Lee Chong Wei to hit a few rushed shots 

Mar 17, 2018 - 00:58 (IST)

Meanwhile on Court 2, former World No 1 Son Wan Ho prevails in a three-game encounter over Kenta Nishimoto 21-18, 9-21, 21-14

Mar 17, 2018 - 00:56 (IST)

14-12! Lin takes the lead with a cross-court shot that Lee barely manages to reach and hits it back at the net

Preview: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy progressed to the quarter-finals but title contender Kidambi Srikanth crashed out after suffering a narrow defeat to China's Huang Yuxiang in the $10,00,000 All England Championship.

The unseeded Prannoy, who came into the tournament after recovering from foot warts, outwitted former World No 3 and 2014 World Championship bronze medallist Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 21-10, 21-19 in a pre-quarterfinal match.

LIVE All England Open 2018 Quarterfinal badminton live score and updates Lin Dan PV Sindhu enter semis

HS Prannoy, PV Sindhu. Agencies

The World No 3 had defeated Yuxiang, ranked 42, to claim the 2016 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title but Srikanth failed to see off the unseeded Chinese at the Arena Birmingham, losing 11-21, 21-15, 20-22 in a 52 minute battle.

"I didn't start well but then I came back really well in both the games. I missed out on easy points in the third," Srikanth said.

"Well, there were too many service faults in opening game. I didn't expect that to happen. Yesterday(Wednesday) I didn't get any, today it was totally changed. That should not happen in a tournament. There should be a specific rule."

The umpire couldn't find faults yesterday (on Wednesday) but today the umpire sitting found too many faults. It is ridiculous," an upset Srikanth said.

Prannoy, who slipped to World No 16 after missing a few tournaments earlier in the year, will now face Yuxiang in the quarters.

India's rising doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty played their heart out before losing to the second seeded Danish combo of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 21-16, 16-21 ,23-21 in an hour and three minutes.

"We are playing better. we need more experience. We got 2-3 service faults in crucial moments. we were down in first game and it was same till the end. In the second we could pull off but in the third game we were neck and neck," Satwik said.

"We lost three times to them, it was always close. Unfortunate today(Thursday) after every two points in crucial points we had service faults. This is our first All England, so there is a little bit of nerves. We were bit unlucky today," Chirag said.

The mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy, however, failed to put up a fight against second seeds Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping of China, losing 6-21, 10-21 in just 24 minutes.

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will clash with seventh seeded Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in a re-match of the World Championship final, which went down in history as one of the longest and greatest battles, clocking 110 minutes.

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