Indonesia Open Badminton Highlights: Saina Nehwal loses 21-18, 21-15 against Chen Yufei; PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy win

Saina Nehwal lost her Round of 16 match in Indonesia Open by 21-18, 21-15 against China's Chen Yufei.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 5, 2018 3:39:45 pm
Indonesia Open Badminton Live Score Live Streaming: PV Sindhu beats Aya Ohori. (Source: File Photo) Saina Nehwal lost her match. (Source: File Photo)

PV Sindhu brought smiles back to the Indian camp after she defeated Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-15 19-21 21-13. She continued her winning run on Thursday getting past Japan’s Aya Ohori with an easy win. The two shuttlers have faced four times before, all of which was won by the Indian. Sindhu won her fifth match against Ohori 21-17, 21-14 to reach the quarters. Saina Nehwal, though lost to China’s Chen Yufei in her match by 21-18, 21-15 and failed to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament.

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Indonesia Open Badminton Highlights:

15:32 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
CHEN YUFEI BEAT SAINA NEHWAL

SAINA NEHWAL LOSEs 21-14, 21-15 AGAINST CHEN YUFEI. 

15:32 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Challenge from Nehwal

What a glorious pick from Chen Yufei as she dived wide to pick up a drop shot from Nehwal. Nehwal challenges the In call but it was wasted. Chen leads 19-14

15:30 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Nehwal fights back

Saina Nehwal is fighting hard to get back into ac ontest that has just slipped away from her. Chen has a 17-13 lead now, and needs just three points to win and end Nehwal's Indonesia Open bid. 

15:27 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Chen takes a four-point lead

Chen Yufei has takena  four-point lead over Saina Nehwal in the second game and this could all be over Nehwal soon. She is trailing 14-10 in the second game. 

15:25 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Chen leads at the break in second game

Chen  takes a lead from a glorious drop shot and she leads 11-09 at the break in the second game.

15:24 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
GLORIOUS RALLY!

Back and forth, back and forth it went, and ultimately Saina Nehwal was too tired to put up a fight, and a back hand drop shot from Chen ended it. She reduces the gap to 9-8 in the second game. 

15:22 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Saina Nehwal leads 9-7

A challenge from Chen and it goes to waste as the shuttle was dropped outside the court. Nehwal gets the point. She leads 9-7 in the second game.

15:19 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
WHAT A RALLY!

Nehwal picks up a glorious drop shot from Chen but it sets her up for a slam. The back hand shot, though, went outside, and Nehwal gets the point. She takes the lead 5-4. 

15:17 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Nehwal slams wide

After a brilliant rally that saw Chen Yufei hitting some glorious back hands, Nehwal slams it wide and loses another point. Chen leads 4-3. 

15:16 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Saina Nehwal leads in the second game

Saina Nehwal has taken an early lead in the second game as she fights for her survival against Chen. Nehwal leads 3-2 against Chen. But as we saw in the first game, tables can be turned at any moment. 

15:11 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
CHEN YUFEI WINS FIRST GAME

CHEN YUFEI WINS FIRST GAME AGAINST SAINA NEHWAL 21-18!

15:09 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Chen needs two points to win first game

Saina Nehwal goes for a slam but she has once again struck it wide and the point goes to Chen's corner. Nehwal has committed too many errors in the first game. Chen leads 19-16. 

15:08 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
WHAT A RALLY!

WHAT AN EXCITING RALLY! Terrific stuff from both Nehwal and Chen as they went back and forth in this rally. It looked on multiple occassions that they were going to drop the point, until eventually Nehwal committed the final error. Chen leads 17-15 over Nehwal.

15:06 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Chen takes the lead

Saina Nehwal is struggling to keep her composure and she has dropped two points in a row to give Chen the lead in the first game. Chen leads 16-14 in the first game. 

15:04 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
All level in the first game

This is a fierce battle going on at the moment between Nehwal and Chen as both of them are not giving each other any room to breathe. The score is level at the moment 13-13. 

15:01 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Nehwal leads at the break

Saina Nehwal leads at the break 11-10 against the Chinese counterpart. This is too close to call at the moment. Nehwal leads 11-10 against Chen.

14:58 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
GOOD RALLY!

An exciting rally comrpising of a few slams and drop shots came to an abrupt end with Nehwal playing the shuttle outside the court. Just a tad little bit too much there from the Indian. Score level 8-8 in the first game. 

14:56 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Game of short rallies

It has been a game of short rallies so far with both Nehwal and Chen committing a few unforced errors at the start. They are not able to stitch a rally together and Nehwal has now taken the lead by 7-4 in the first game. 

14:55 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Chen takes the lead

Saina Nehwal commits a serve error and Chen has taken the lead in the first game. She leads 4-3 against Nehwal. 

14:53 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
All square for now

Unforced errors from both Saina Nehwal and Chen Yufei at the start and it is all level in the first game for now. Nehwal 1-1 Chen

14:48 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Nehwal takes the court

Saina Nehwal takes the court and the match is about to begin in 5 minutes. Nehwal will faceing China's chen Yufei now and she will look to book a berth to the quarterfinals. 

14:48 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Nehwal takes the court

Saina Nehwal takes the court and the match is about to begin in 5 minutes. Nehwal will faceing China's chen Yufei now and she will look to book a berth to the quarterfinals. 

14:33 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Saina Nehwal up next

Saina Nehwal will be in action next as she faces China's Chen Yufei in a bid to enter the quarterfinals. 

13:26 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Pitch Report

With the likes of Aaron Finch in the side, why would Australia field first? The pitch is absolutely flat and it is a paradise for batsmen. It is expected to be yet another high scoring contest.

12:33 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
HS Prannoy into quarterfinals

HS Prannoy defeats Wang Tzu Wei 21-23, 21-15, 21-13 to reach the quarterfinals.

11:09 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
PV SINDHU WINS

PV Sindhu beats Japan's Aya Ohori 21-17, 21-14 to make it to the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open. 

11:09 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Sindhu needs two points to win

PV Sindhu is leading by 19-14 against Aya Ohori. Sindhu decided not to waste too much energy allowing Ohori to pick up a few points. But she just needs two points to win and the game is almost hers.

11:05 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Sindhu on road to easy win

Sindhu has been absolutely class in the second game and she leads by 17-11 against Aya Ohori. Ohori is trying to muster a fightback as she wins four points on the trot, but overall, this match is heading only one way. 

11:02 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Sindhu has 7-point lead

PV Sindhu still leads over Aya Ohori by 7 points as she puts herself on the path of a crushing victory. Sindhu leads 13-6 in the second game against Ohori. 

10:58 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
ABSOLUTE DOMINANCE!

PV Sindhu displayed her best as she has now almost finished the contest with a 11-3 lead at the break in the second game. It will be very hard for Aya Ohori to get back now after the break. 

10:56 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
PV Sindhu takes four point lead

PV Sindhu has taken a four point lead over Aya Ohori in the second game. Sindhu is now leading 6-2 over Ohori and this is slowly becoming a one-way contest.

10:54 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Sindhu takes lead early on in second game

PV Sindhu has taken a 2-0 lead early on in the second game. Good start from the Indian shuttler in the second game and it seems she wants to finish this as soon as possible.

10:51 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
PV SINDHU WINS FIRST GAME

PV Sindhu was trailing early on in the first game against the birthday girl Aya Ohori. But she has managed to bounce back strongly to pick up 21-17 win in the first game over the Japanese shuttler. 

10:49 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Ohori fights back

Ohori is not giving Sindhu get away that easily and she has now taken two points on the trot to reduce gap to 19-16. 

10:48 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Sindhu two points away from winning first game

Sindhu has extended her lead over Ohori in the first game by 5 points. She leads 19-14 and needs just two points more to bag the first game in her corner. 

10:47 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Sindhu takes four-point lead

Japan's Aya Ohori has slowed down in the first game after the break and the gap has now extended by four points. Sindhu is leading at the moment by 17-13 in the first game. 

10:47 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Sindhu takes four-point lead

Japan's Aya Ohori has slowed down in the first game after the break and the gap has now extended by four points. Sindhu is leading at the moment by 17-13 in the first game. 

10:44 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
Sindhu wins three points in a row

PV Sindhu continues to extend her lead as she picks up three points in a row and is now taken a solid lead over Aya Ohori. She is leading 14-11 against the Japanese in the first game. 

10:41 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
PV SIndhu takes lead at the break

PV Sindhu has taken a lead at the break in the first game. She is leading 11-10. But this is too close to call at the moment. 

10:40 (IST) 05 Jul 2018
All level in the first game

It is a fierce battle going on at the moment as both the shuttlers are giving each other no room to scape through. The score is level at 7-7 in the first game.

Indonesia Open Live Score Live Streaming PV Sindhu won her match. (Source: File)

Sindhu brought some smiles back in the Indian camp after seeing off Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-15 19-21 21-13, setting up a clash with Japan's Aya Ohori on the eve of her 23rd birthday on Thursday. In the women’s singles match, Sindhu was asked some serious questions by the 20-year-old Pornpawee, as she grabbed a slender 11-10 lead at the first interval. The Indian seemed to struggle with her timing initially but two cross court smash and a misjudgement at backline by her opponent helped Sindhu to lead 14-13. Sindhu showed great defence and seemed to have stepped up her pace as she soon moved to 19-14 and brought up five game point chances after attacking her opponent’s back hand. A disguised shot ended the opening game in Sindhu’s favour.