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CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinals in Gold Coast

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth defeated their respective opponents to make way into the quarterfinals in Gold Coast.

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Saina Nehwal entered the quarterfinal after her opponent was retired hurt in the middle of the match. (PTI)

Indian shuttlers carried o their dominant run at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast as they competed in Singles and Doubles Round of 16 on Day 8. The biggest highlight remained Saina Nehwal was qualified after opponent, Isle of Man’s Jessica Li was retired hurt in the middle of the match. Nehwal was leading 21-4, 2-0 when Li decided to bow out of the match. PV Sindhu also got past her Australia’s Wendy Chan easily by 21-15, 21-9 to make it to the quarters. Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth, who climbed to the top position in World rankings on Thursday, defeated Sri Lanka’s Niluka Karunaratne 21-10, 21-10 to make way into the quarterfinals.

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Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy win!

Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy defeat Singapore's Ren-Ne Ong and Jia Ying in the women doubles Round of 16 by 21-18, 21-13 to enter the quarterfinal.

Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy win first game

Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy won the first game 21-18 against Singapore's Ren-Ne Ong and Jia Ying in the women doubles Round of 16. 

Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy in lead at mid-game interval

Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy are in 11-10 lead at the mid-game interval in the first game against Ren-Ne Ong and Jia Ying in their women's doubles encounter. This match is too close to call at the moment.

Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy in lead

Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy take early lead of 7-4 against Ren-Ne Ong and Jia Ying in their women's doubles encounter. The duo look set to sit with the lead at mid-game interval. Do the Singapore duo have some fight left?

Next up - Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy

Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy will now go up against Ren-Ne Ong and Jia Ying in Women's doubles competition. The duo will look to register win to enter the quarters. 

Chirag Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy win!

Chirag Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy defeat Mauritius Aatish Lubah and Christopher Jean 21-8, 21-12 as they progress to the quarterfinal of the Men's doubles competition of the badminton.

Chirag Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy in lead at break

Chirag Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy have taken an early lead at the mid-game interval in the second game against Mauritius' Aatish Lubah and Christopher Jean as they lead by 11-8

Saina Nehwal enters Women Singles' quarterfinal

Saina Nehwal has entered the quarterfinal of the Women Singles competition in Gold Coast after her opponent Jessica Li retired hurt due to injury. She was leading 21-4, 2-0 when she called off the match.

Shetty-Rankireddy win first game

Chirag Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy have won the first game against Mauritius' Aatish Lubah and Christopher Jean by 21-8. It has been a totally dominant performance from the Indian duo. 

Shetty-Rankireddy lead at interval

Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are have taken the advantage11-4 advantage in the mid-game interval in the first game. Strong show from the Indian pair.

Saina Nehwal wins first game

Saina Nehwal has absolutely ran over her opponent, IOM's Jessica Li, as she picks up a 21-4 win in the first game. She looks set to go into the second game with the confidence to pick up a win here.

Nehwal is on a roll!

Saina Nehwal has absolutely demolished her opponent in the first game as she takes the lead of 18-2 in the first game. She looks set to win the first game here.

Saina Nehwal takes early lead

Saina Nehwal has taken a solid 5-2 lead against her opponent Jessica Li in the first game. Good start from the Indian. On the other end, Satwik Rankieddy and Chirag Shetty are up against Mauritius Aatish Lubah and Christopher Jean in Men's Doubles

Saina Nehwal match about to start in 10 minutes

Saina Nehwal will be in action from India in Women's singles competition Round of 16 as she takes on Isle of Man's Jessica Li. Can she enter the quarterfinals?

Next Up - Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal will be the next shuttler for India in the contest as she will take on Isle of Man's Jessica Li in the afternoon. She will look to win to enter the quarterfinal.

Kidambi Srikanth wins in singles' competition

Kidambi Srikanth advances to the quarterfinals of the Men's singles competition in the badminton at Gold Coast. It took him just 33 minutes to get past Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne 21-10, 21-10.

PV Sindhu wins in Single's competition

PV Sindhu has disposed of her opponent Australia's Wendy Chan by 21-15, 21-9 in just 34 minutes to reach the quarterfinal of the Women's singles competition in badminton in Gold Coast. 

Kidambi Srikanth leads at interval in second game

Kidambi Srikanth is in the lead at mid-game interval in the second game with a lead of 11-6. He looks to be in total control as of now in spite of repeated attempts of a fight back by his Sri Lankan opponent.

PV Sindhu leads at interval in second game

PV Sindhu is in the lead at mid-game interval in the second game with a lead of 11-6. She is now running over her opponent wild to enter the quarters.

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth off to good start in second game

PV Sindhu has gone off to a solid start in the second game against her Australian opponent Wendy Chan as she quickly takes a 5-4 lead in the match. Srikanth does it even better as he leads 5-1 against Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne.

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth win first game

PV Sindhu won her first game against Australia's Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chan by 21-15. Kidambi Srikanth has also won his first game against Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne by 21-10. Solid stuff from both the Indians in their respective matches. 

PV Sindhu in action

PV Sindhu is also currently in action with Australia's Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen and she has a lead of 18-15 in the first game. It is too close to call at the moment. Can she pick up a win in the first game?

Srikanth leads at mid-game interval

Kidambi Srikanth is in the lead at mid-game interval in the first game of his Men's singles competition against Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne. He has a lead of 11-3 at the moment. Can he sustain it to win the first game?

Kidambi Srikanth maintains the lead

Kidambi Srikanth is in a strong lead of 5-1 against Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne in the first game. This has been absolutely brilliant start from the World No. 2 and he seems to be toying with his Asian opponent in the middle. Good stuff!

UP NEXT - KIDAMBI SRIKANTH IN ACTION

Kidambi Srikanth will be in action up next against Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne in Men's singles competition Round of 16. The World No.2 could be on the way to the quarters.

HS PRANNOY WINS IN MEN'S SINGLES COMPETITION

HS Prannoy easily gets past Australia's Anthony Joe to enter the quarterfinal of the badminton men's singles competition in Gold Coast. He defeated his opponent 21-18, 21-11 to pick up the win.

HS Prannoy leads at mid-interval

HS Prannoy goes into the mid-game interval with a massive lead of 4-11 against Australia's Anthony Joe in Men's singles competition. Can he sustain the lead to win the match?

HS Prannoy wins first game

HS Prannoy has won the first game against Australia's Anthony Joe in Men's Singles competition. It has been a good fight between the two with the Australian taking the game right down to the wire. But in the end, it was the Indian who reigned supreme by 21-18.

HS Prannoy with advantage at break in first game

HS Prannoy goes to mid-game interval with a lead of 11-9 against Australia's Anthony Joe in Men's Singles competition. Can he maintain the composure to clinch the first game?

NEXT UP - HS PRANNOY IN ACTION

HS Prannoy is now taking on Australia's Anthony Joe in Men's Singles competition in the Round of 16. If he wins this, he will qualify to the quarterfinal of the badminton in Gold Coast.

Ruthvika Gadde wins in singles' competition

Ruthvika Gadde continued India's winning run in badminton as she defeated Singapore's Jia Min Yeo 21-10, 23-21, 21-10 to get into the quarterfinal. It took her three games to clinch the win.

Ruthvika Gadde loses second game

Ruthvika Gadde lost the second game against Singapore's Jia Min Yeo. In what turned out to be an exciting round of badminton, both the players put up a spirited fight to stretch the contest to the last minute before Min Yeo finally clinched the win by 23-21. Now, it all goes to the third round.

Ruthvika Gadde wins first game

Ruthvika Gaddew has won her first game against Singapore's Jia Min Yeo. It was an easy win for the Indian as she disposed off her opponent in just 15 mins 21-10. She is currently leading in the second game by 10-7.

Pranaav Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy win

After an exciting first game, Pranaav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy triumphed easily against the Singapore duo Danna Bawa and Jia Ying in the second game to win the match 21-19, 21-13 to enter the quarterfinal.

Pranaav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy in mixed-doubles win first game

What an exciting first game between Pranaav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy against the Singapore duo Danna Bawa and Jia Ying. In a match that saw both the pairs fighting it hard, the balance kept shifting from one team to another, with the scoreline almost going down to the wire - Chopra and Reddy eventually went on to win the game by 21-19. Good show from the Indians.

NEXT UP - Pranaav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy in mixed-doubles

Pranaav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy will take on Singapore duo Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Jia Ying Crystal Wong in mixed-doubles round of 16 competition in Gold Coast.

WINNERS - SATWIK RANKIREDDY AND ASHWINI PONAPPA

Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa have won their Round of 16 compeition against Canada's duo Kristen Tsai Nyl Yakura 21-10, 21-7 as they qualified to the quarterfinals. 

Rankireddy and Ponnappa win first game

Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa got off to a good start in their mixed doubles' competition as they won the first game against Canada's duo Kristen Tsai Nyl Yakura 21-10. They are currently leading in the second game by 16-4 and the victory looks assured.

Can Indian shuttlers continue their form?

It has been a terrific start for the Indian shuttlers in Gold Coast in singles' and doubles' competition after grabbing a gold in mixed-team competition. All the big stars Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu qualified to the Round of 16 after registering easy wins in their first match. Can they carry on their form on the Day 8 of Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast?

Indian shuttlers continued their winning run in badminton on Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games 2018 with all the competitors, including Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, winning their respective matches to reach the quarterfinal of the badminton event in Gold Coast.