MACAU: One of the Indian contentors H.S. Prannoy fought his way through to the Quarter Finals in the progressing here on Thursday.
Prannoy, was at his best in the match and in the tournament, as it is a rare occurance that a Chinese player is defeated in the 2nd and 3rd games. The Indian fought his way back with the Chinese Bin QIAO and won the match 21-12, 11-21, 19-21. The match lasted for 1 hour and 5 minutes.
The match was started of with the point from Prannoy later Bin equalled the scores at 2-2. It was from here, the chinese raised to a formidable lead and at one point the scores looked 11-3 in favour of Bin. Prannoy was struggling to get the bird right and made many unforced errors. Prannoy could not catch up with Bin as he had already points away from wrapping the first game. The Chinese won 21-12. Prannoy decided to take on Bin in the next two games.
The second game was a crucial game for the Indian. However, the change of sides did the magic for Prannoy, as of now the Chinese was struggling with the bird. Prannoy capitalized on the situation and made a good and quick work on the Chinese to push the game to the decider. Prannoy won the second game 21-11.
It was the third game, that saw the battle between the two. Prannoy went for a early lead of 6-0, which made all the difference. But, Bin soon caught up with Prannoy and levelled thescores at 10-10. It was a neck to neck battle from 10-10 till 17-17. Here Prannoy took a two point lead to 19-17. But the Chinese again put on fight to inch closer to Prannoy at 20-19. Prannoy made his final statement clear with his experience he acquired all these days to outwit the Chinese 21-19.
Prannoy, seeded 7th here, will face next Ihsan Maulana MUSTOFA  of Indonesia for a place in the Semi Finals.