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World Badminton Championships Highlights, quarter-finals: PV Sindhu beats Tai Tzu Ying; B Sai Praneeth ensures medal

B Sai Praneeth takes on Jonatan Christie, while PV Sindhu faces Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-finals of the BWF World Championships 2019

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World Badminton Championships Highlights, quarter-finals: PV Sindhu beats Tai Tzu Ying; B Sai Praneeth ensures medal
  • B Praneeth beats Jonatan Christie 24-22, 21-14 to progress to the semi-finals

  • PV Sindhu beat former World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying 12-21, 23-21, 21-19

  • India assured of two medals from the Badminton World Championships

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Aug 23, 2019 - 20:00 (IST)

That's all the badminton action we have for you today from the BWF World Championships in Basel. A fantastic day for Indian fans and hopefully it gets better tomorrow when PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth take court. Follow Firstpost's continued coverage of Worlds and everything from around the globe. Until tomorrow, it's goodbye!

Aug 23, 2019 - 19:20 (IST)

In the semifinal

B Sai Praneeth vs Kento Momota (The Japanese player had earlier beaten HS Prannoy)

PV Sindhu vs Blichfeldt/Chen Yu Fei

Aug 23, 2019 - 19:18 (IST)

Bringing you up to speed with key achievements by both Sindhu and Sai Praneeth:

- PV Sindhu with just her second win in eight matches against Tai Tzu Ying

- Sindhu assuring herself of a third medal in a row at the World Championships and fifth overall.

- B Sai Praneeth becomes second Indian since Prakash Padukone to reach last-four of Worlds

Aug 23, 2019 - 19:16 (IST)

Two medals for India in the same edition will happen just for the second time. 

Aug 23, 2019 - 19:02 (IST)

B Sai Praneeth with historic feat

What a feat for B Sai Praneeth! He becomes only the second Indian men’s singles shuttler after Prakash Padukone in 1983 to win a World Championship medal! What medal will it be in the end remains to be seen.

Aug 23, 2019 - 18:53 (IST)

B Sai Praneeth registers a historic win! 

Praneeth has ended India's 36-year wait for a men's singles medal at the World Championships with a 24-22, 21-14 win over Jonatan Christie. He was outstanding from the word go and didn't look back despite losing focus midway in the second game. A great feat after owing the last two years to injuries and indifferent form.

Aug 23, 2019 - 18:47 (IST)

Praneeth 19-14 Christie

The Indian takes consecutive points as he looks to close the contest quickly. 

Aug 23, 2019 - 18:43 (IST)

Praneeth 15-11 Christie

The Indonesian is trying his best to crawl back into the match. Praneeth is looking a bit tired as he gifts another point to his opponent. 

Aug 23, 2019 - 18:36 (IST)

Praneeth is surging ahead! 

Aug 23, 2019 - 18:34 (IST)

Praneeth 8-2 Christie

We're looking at two contrasting displays at the moment. Praneeth has been calm and composed, while Christie is rushing at the net. Way too many errors. 

The latest edition of BWF World Championship is underway in Basel, Switzerland, with the quarter-finals starting today. The Indian challenge will be led by B sai Praneeth and PV Sindhu. Praneeth stunned World No 8 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the pre-quarters, while the experienced HS Prannoy lost on Thursday.

World Badminton Championships Highlights quarterfinals PV Sindhu beats Tai Tzu Ying B Sai Praneeth ensures medal

File image PV Sindhu. AP

Praneeth sent Indonesia's Ginting packing after a 21-19, 21-13 victory. Prannoy managed to put up a good fight against World No 1 Kento Momota but lost 19-21, 12-21.

Praneeth was on top of his game from the start as he erased a 0-3 deficit to move to an 8-5 deficit. He entered the break with an 11-8 advantage.

After the interval, Ginting pulled things back at 14-12 and threatened to stop Praneeth before the Indian got his act together to win the opening game with three straight points from 18-19.

In the second game, Praneeth moved to 6-2 but Anthony made his way to manage an 11-8 lead at the breather. After the break, Praneeth kept marching ahead as Ginting crumbled.

India's No 1 men's singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered an unexpected defeat to Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen in straight games.

Meanwhile, PV Sindhu dominated against Beiwen Zhang with a 21-14, 21-6 win in the third round. Saina Nehwal was ousted by Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in a three-game contest 21-15, 25-27, 12-21.

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