Akshay and Pranav Flater In The Finals Of The Syed Modi International 2016

pranaav jerry Chopra  & akshay dewalkar. (Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com).

Pranaav jerry Chopra & Akshay dewalkar.
(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com).

Akshay and Pranaav continued their good run after the interval as they led 17-12. They moved into the game point with the Malaysian making an error. Pranaav hit one at the net before Akshay came up with a sizzling smash which the Malaysian didn’t have any answer to pocket the opening game.
The second game begun on an even-keel as both the parties moved neck to neck right from the start to 5-5 before the Malaysian managed to go 11-8 up at the break. However, the Indian quickly erased the deficit and grabbed a 14-11 lead when the Malaysian faltered at the net.

Akshay exploited the gaps well as they led 17-14. However, the Malaysians soon drew parity at 18-18 and went into the lead when Pranaav hit the net. Goh and Tan grabbed a game point when Akshay hit wide but the Indian saved one to make it 20-20.

At this stage, the Indian won a controversial point on their serve even as the Malaysian complained. With the advantage shifting too quickly, it was Goh and Tan who grabbed the final two points — one with a return that hit Akshay and another when the Indians hit wide.

After losing the second game, the Indians struggled in the decider as their wayward shots helped Malaysians to open up a 7-2 lead. More errors followed as the visitors led 11-5 at the break before capitulating without a fight.

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