BWF World Championships 2022 Highlights: The pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty entered the semi-finals, while HS Prannoy lost to Zhao Junpeng of China in the men’s singles quarter-final match at the BWF World Championships 2022 on Friday. Prannoy won the first game 21-19 before losing the second game 6-21 and the decider 18-21. Earlier, Satwiksairaj and Chirag defeated Japan’s Japan’s Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi to enter the semi-final of men’s doubles. The Indian pair won the first game 24-22, before losing 15-21 and then winning 21-14. Before the match, the Indian pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost its quarterfinal match to Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. The Indian duo lost 8-21, 14-21. Notably, Saina Nehwal had already bowed out of the competition post her loss in a hard-fought women’s singles pre-quarterfinal match.
Here are the Highlights of BWF World Championships 2022 straight from Tokyo:
11:16 AM IST: It’s a wrap
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11:04 AM IST: Prannoy loses to Junpeng
HS Prannoy has lost the deciding game 18-21 to Junpeng. He fought well till the end but the early lead from Junpeng after the break helped him win the game.
10:59 AM IST: Prannoy decreases gap
Three consecutive points for Prannoy and he has now made the scores 17-19.
10:58 AM IST: Junpeng on top
Junpeng is leading 19-14 against Prannoy in the deciding game. He is just two points away from sealing a semi-final berth unless Prannoy does a magic!
10:53 AM IST: Prannoy trails Junpeng
The score is 14-11 in favour of Junpeng as he has so far managed to keep Prannoy at bay since the resumption after break.
10:50 AM IST: Prannoy leads 11-10
After a long rally for the 11th point, Prannoy leads at the break. Meanwhile, Junpeng is at 10 points.
10:46 AM IST: Prannoy in lead
Prannoy has gained two quick points to lead 7-6.
10:44 AM IST: Scores level
Prannoy has made a good comeback to make it 5 all.
10:41 AM IST: Prannoy trails in deciding game
Prannoy has so far failed to find his rhythm post his first-game win. He trails Junpeng 2-4.
10:39 AM IST: Prannoy loses 2nd game
Prannoy has lost the second game 6-21 to Junpeng. The match goes into deciding game now.
10:36 AM IST: Scores 5-19 for Prannoy
Prannoy has gained a point but he is still 14 points behind Junpeng in the ongoing second game of the men’s singles quarter-final.
10:30 AM IST: Gap increases
It has been complete dominance from Junpeng in the second game. He is leading 11-2 at the break.
10:27 AM IST: Prannoy trails by big margin
Prannoy is trailing 1-7 in the second game. Junpeng has made a really good comeback after losing the first game.
10:22 AM IST: Prannoy wins 1st game
After some hiccups, HS Prannoy has eventually managed to win the first game 21-19.
10:21 AM IST: Game point for Prannoy
Prannoy wins a point to make it 20-19 and he makes a loud roar with it.
10:20 AM IST: Amazing comeback!
Junpeng has bounced back to make it 19 all against Prannoy. This first game is getting really-really interesting.
10:18 AM IST: Prannoy close to winning first game
The score is 19-16 in Prannoy’s favour.
10:12 AM IST: HS Prannoy continues dominance
Prannoy leads 16-12. Though Junpeng has decreased the gap but Prannoy is still ahead.
10:07 AM IST: HS Prannoy leads 11-6
Prannoy has gained a five-point gap by the short break. Another half of the first game to go.
10:04 AM IST: HS Prannoy in lead
HS Prannoy is going strong against Zhao Junpeng. The Indian is currrently leading 10-6 in the first game.
09:58 AM IST: HS Prannoy’s quarter-final match starts
HS Prannoy is facing Zhao Junpeng of China in the ongoing men’s singles quarter-final match.
09:48 AM IST: Satwiksairaj-Chirag pair enters semi-final
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pair has defeated Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan in the deciding game to enter the semi-final of men’s doubles at BWF World Championships 2022.
09:40 AM IST: Satwiksairaj-Chirag pair in lead
The Indian pair is currently leading 17-11 in the deciding game.
09:26 AM IST: Match goes into decider
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have lost the second game 15-21. As a result, their ongoing quarter-final match against Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan goes into deciding game.
09:10 AM IST: Another tight game underway
The scores are 9-9 with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty earning the latest point.
09:01 AM IST: Satwiksairaj-Chirag pair wins 1st game
The nail-biting contest ended in favour of the Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty as they clinced it 24-22 against Japan’s Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi.
08:56 AM IST: Scores 21 all
While the Japanese duo of Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi gained a point to reach the score of 21, the Indian pair bounced back to level scores.
08:54 AM IST: Match getting interesting
The first game is going down to the wire. It’s 20 all at the moment with the Indian pair earning the latest point.
08:50 AM IST: Satwiksairaj-Chirag pair in action
The Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty is playing its men’s doubles quarter-final match at the BWF World Championships 2022 against Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan.
08:25 AM IST: Arjun MR-Dhruv Kapila pair loses
The Indian pair of Arjun MR and Dhruv Kapila has lost its quarter-final match to Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 8-21, 14-21.
08:16 AM IST: Welcome guys
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