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Badminton: HS Prannoy stuns five-time champion Lin Dan to enter third round in BWF World Championships

HS Prannoy Registered One Of His Biggest Upsets As He Beat Five-time Champion Lin Dan Of China.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 20 Aug 2019, 04:38:19 PM
HS Prannoy (Image: Twitter)

New Delhi:

HS Prannoy registered a big upset as he defeated five-time champion Lin Dan of China to advance to the third round of the ongoing BWF World Championships on Tuesday.

The World No. 30, Prannoy is on a comeback trail after recovering from a stomach problem. He beat 11th seeded Dan 21-11, 13-21, 21-7 in a match that lasted for 62 minutes.

Prannoy dominated the first game and won it easily. Dan came back strongly in the second showing his class. He won the game 21-13.

Prannoy did not allow Dan any leverage in the final game and won it 21-7 to upset the five-time champion. 

This was Prannoy's third win over Lin Dan in his badminton career. Prannoy had earlier defeated Dan at the 2018 Indonesia Open and the 2015 French Open.

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First Published : 20 Aug 2019, 04:38:19 PM