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Highlights World Badminton Championships 2017, Day 5: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu into semis; Kidambi Srikanth bows out

Catch all the live updates from the Day 5 of the 2017 BWF World Badminton Championships as Saina Nehwal, Pv Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth feature in today's action.

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Highlights World Badminton Championships 2017, Day 5: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu into semis; Kidambi Srikanth bows out

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Aug 26, 2017 - 01:53 (IST)

That brings us to the end of Firstpost's coverage of Day 5 of the 2017 World Badminton Championships in Glasgow. Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are through to the semi-finals and assure India of atleast two bronze medals. This is the first time in the 40 year history of World Championships that India will return with a haul of more than one medal. It was heartbreak for Kidambi Srikanth who was beaten in straight games by the World No 1 Son Wan Ho.

Meanwhile Lin Dan and Chen Long go through to the semis while defending women's singles champion Carolina Marin was ousted by Japan's Nozomi Okuhara. 

It's going to be yet another entertaining day tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed our live coverage. We will be back! 

Good night! 

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After 74 minutes of play it is the 2015 World Championships silver medallist who wins the quarter-final match against Kirsty Gilmour 21-19, 18-21, 21-15 to reach the semis

Aug 26, 2017 - 00:58 (IST)

17-10! An impressively deceptive Saina is forcing Kirsty to move out of her comfort zone which is making her do a lot more unforced errors. 

Aug 26, 2017 - 00:54 (IST)

14-8! A phenomenal display of her reach and support of the drift helps Saina extend the lead over the Scottish shuttler

Aug 26, 2017 - 00:50 (IST)

Saina has been playing on higher level events. Won Malaysia Masters, reached semis at Thai Open and quarters at Australian, India Open, All England, Macau and China

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Kirsty has had a decent season with wins in Austria and Orleans and reached final in Canada and Europeans
 
Kirsty also made semis in US Open

Day 4 report: India's Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth reached the quarter-finals, while B. Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and the mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the pre-quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championships here on Thursday.

Sindhu, a double World Championships bronze medallist, earned a hard-fought win over Hong Kong 13th seed Cheung Ngan Yi 19-21, 23-21, 21-17 in an hour and 27 minutes.

In the next round, Sindhu will face Chinese fifth seed Sun Yu, who got past Spanish 15th seed Beatriz Corrales 21-16, 21-19.

Saina, seeded 12th, registered a morale-boosting 21-19, 21-15 win over South Korean second seed Sung ji Hyun.

Meanwhile, Chinese teenager Chen Yufei stunned Japanese top seed Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 21-19.

In the men's singles, eighth seed Srikanth registered a 21-14, 21-18 win over Danish 14th seed Anders Antonsen.

The next opponent for Srikanth will be South Korean top seed Son Wan Ho, who edged past Thai 11th seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-18, 21-13.

Chinese fifth seed and defending champions Chen Long crushed Indian 13th seed Jayaram 21-11, 21-10 to book his place in the quarter-finals.

Praneeth, 15th seed, lost to Chinese Taipei sixth seed Chou Tien Chen 21-19, 10-21, 12-21 in an hour and one minute.

Five-time world champion and Chinese seventh seed Lin Dan fought back from one game down to defeat England's Rajiv Ouseph 14-21, 21-17, 21-16.

Pranaav and Sikki, the 15th seeds, battled hard as they came close to upsetting the Indonesian seventh seeds Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto but the latter prevailed 20-22, 21-18, 21-18.

With the loss of Pranaav and Sikki, India's doubles campaign in the tournament came to an end.

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