Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: Brilliant PV Sindhu, Kashyap enters ROUND 2, Saina Nehwal OUSTED: Follow LIVE UPDATES

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE – Saina Nehwal OUSTED, PV Sindhu & Kashyap enter ROUND 2: First round action continues for the second…

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign - Follow LIVE updates
Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign - Follow LIVE updates

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE – Saina Nehwal OUSTED, PV Sindhu & Kashyap enter ROUND 2: First round action continues for the second consecutive day at the Malaysia Open today. Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu & Parupalli Kashyap has made it to the LAST-16 of the tournament. Meanwhile Saina Nehwal once again lost in the opening round: Follow Malaysia Open Badminton Live updates on Insidesport.IN

PV Sindhu enters ROUND 2: India’s PV Sindhu has won a BIG-BATTLE against Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong. Indian badminton Queen easily took the GAME 1 by 21-13. In the entire game 2 Pornpawee was in front but Sindhu fought back to seal the match by 21-17.

Sindhu will now play Phittayaporn CHAIWAN of Thailand for place in LAST-8 of the tournament.

Kashyap Enters Last-16: Parupalli Kashyap has made it to the 2nd ROUND by beating South Korea’s Heo Kwang-hee. Kashyap surprisingly won the match in straight games 21-12, 21-17. Kashyap will now clash with Kunlavut VITIDSARN for place in QUARTERFINALS.

Saina Nehwal Crash OUT: Earlier Below par Saina Nehwal has once again lost in the 1st Round. This time Saina lost to Iris Wang of USA by 21-11, 21-17.

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Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal OUSTED, Sindhu vs Pornpawee 1st ROUND Coming UP at 9:30: Follow LIVE UPDATES

Singles action on Day 2

Men’s Singles

  • Parupalli Kashyap beat Heo Kwang-hee – 21-12, 21-17

Women’s Singles

  • Saina Nehwal LOST to Iris Wang – 11-21, 17-21
  • PV Sindhu DEFEATS Pornpawee Chochuwong – 21-13, 21-17

Women’s Doubles

Bhat-Gautam vs Matsumoto-Nagahara – 21-11. 21-14

Mixed Doubles

Sumeeth Reddy-Ashwini Ponnappa LOST to Tabeling-Piek15-21, 21-19, 17-21

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign - Follow LIVE updates
Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign – Follow LIVE updates

Saina Nehwal vs Iris Wang 

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina went down fighting against American Iris Wang, ranked 33rd in the world, 11-21 17-21 in 37 minutes.

It’s been a series of disappointments for Saina, who has been hampered by fitness issues. The former World No. 1 has not managed to go past the second round in any of the tournaments she has played in 2022.

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign - Follow LIVE updates
Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign – Follow LIVE updates

PV Sindhu vs Pornpawee Chochuwong 

Sindhu, a former world champion, dished out a fine performance to outwit Thailand’s world number 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-13 21-17. Sindhu, seeded seventh, will next face Phittayaporn Chaiwan, a 21-year-old from Thailand who held the number one ranking in world junior ranking and also was part of the bronze medal-winning team at the Uber Cup in Bangkok.

Sindhu looked in good touch against the Thai, who struggled with her lengths and finishing strokes. The match started with the duo playing at a good pace but it was Sindhu who dictated terms with her better court coverage. Sindhu led throughout the first game after securing a 4-1 advantage early on. A tight net shot earned her a four-point cushion at the break. Sindhu used the smashes and attacking returns to good effect whenever there was an opportunity. Sindhu extended her lead to 16-11 before producing an over-the-head return to grab seven game points and converted it with a smash.

After the change of sides, Chochuwong started with two net errors before pouncing on some weak returns from Sindhu to lead 4-2. The Thai player kept gathering points with Sindhu also committing errors at the net or going wide. It was one such long return from Sindhu which handed Chochuwong a three-point advantage at the break.

Chochuwong quickly moved to 16-10 with the help of two precise returns on both sides and Sindhu also miscued her shots. But the Indian then scripted a phenomenal recovery with a five-point burst with her rival falling into a heap of unforced errors.

With the Thai going long again, Sindhu levelled the score at 17-17 and then moved to the lead with yet another shot from Chochuwong getting buried at the nets. With the shuttle sailing out twice again, Sindhu grabbed three match points and sealed it comfortably.

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal OUSTED, Sindhu vs Pornpawee 1st ROUND Coming UP at 9:30: Follow LIVE UPDATES
Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal OUSTED, Sindhu vs Pornpawee 1st ROUND Coming UP at 9:30: Follow LIVE UPDATES

Parupalli Kashyap vs Heo Kwang-Hee

Veteran shuttler Parupalli Kashyap also progressed to the 2nd round in the men’s singles field after beating Heo Kwang Hee of South Korea 21-12, 21-7.

Kashyap too is battling to get back to form after facing lot of fitness issues in recent times. His best performance this year is reaching the quarterfinals at Swiss Open. He is yet to feature in any other tournament. He looks to get back to form at the Malaysia Open.

Against Kwang he showed great form as he won both the sets comfortably to storm into the second round.

Women’s Doubles

India’s women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam faced first round exit at Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara.

Mixed Doubles 

B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, who will be leading India’s charge at the Commonwealth Games, couldn’t get past world number 21 pairing of Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek of the Netherlands.

Where to watch Malaysia Open 2022 badminton live in India? The Malaysia Open 2022 badminton will be telecasted live on Voot Select from the quarterfinal stage. The first two round matches can be watched at BWF’s official youtube channel BWF TV

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign – Follow LIVE updates

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