BWF World Championships, Semi-Finals Men’s Doubles Highlights: Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy won a bronze medal at the ongoing BWF World Championships on Saturday. The duo eventually lost the semifinals to Aaron Chia of Malaysia and Soh Wooi Yik 22-20, 18-21, 16-21 in the men’s doubles semifinal, which lasted 76 minutes. The Indian duo had secured India a medal earlier on Friday as they became the first Indian pair to reach the semi-finals of the men’s doubles event at the BWF World Championships. It will be India’s second World Cup medal in doubles, after Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, who took bronze in women’s doubles in 2011.
Here are the highlights:
10:08:Chirag and Satwik go down in the semi-finals and the duo has to settle for a bronze medal.
10:06:The Malaysian duo are still in the lead and currently lead 16-14. Can the Indian couple make a comeback?
10:02:The Malaysian duo currently lead 13-11 in the third game and the Indian duo must bring their A-game if they are to advance to the final.
9:58 AM:The Malaysian duoin the deciding game a narrow lead of 11-10.
09:55:The third and final game is currently at 8-8. Exciting stuff, who can control their nerves here for a place in the final.
9:44:Chirag and Satwik lose second game 18-21 and as a result the game is decided!
09:40:The Malaysian duo completely dominate the second game, extending the lead to 17-12.
9:34:The Malaysian duo takes a slight lead after an 11-10 lead in the second game!
09:33: Great comeback from Chirag and Satwik. The deficit is now 10-10 in the second game!
09:26:The Malaysian duo have now taken a 6-3 lead in the second game.
09:24:Indian duo 2-3 down in second game!!
09:19: Chirag and Satwik take the first game 22-20. The duo is only one match away from participating in the final. Can they do it?
09:16:The match goes to the wire. The first game is currently tied at 18-18.
09:13:Score lines level at 16-16! The Malaysian duo up their game and the Indians keep looking for answers
09:08:Chirag and Satwik are up to the challenge and have now taken a 14-11 lead in the first game!
9:06:The Malaysian duo have won three points back-to-back but the deficit still remains in favor of the Indian duo and they lead 12-10 in the first game.
09:02:Chirag and Satwik took an 11-6 lead in the first game and the duo completely dominate their Malaysian opponents.
8:57 am: Chirag and Satwik are currently leading 4-3 in the first game!
8:54 AM:India is fast off the blocks and they take a 1-0 lead!
8:52:Heading into this match, the Malaysian pair are clearly the favourites, so the Indian duo can upset them and reach the final. Time will tell.
8:46 am:Live action is about to begin!!
8:32:Can Chirag and Satwik push themselves to the limit and enter the finals! The hopes of the entire nation belong to the duo and only time will tell how both stars handle pressure
8:13:The competition will start very soon. Stay tuned for our Live coverage!!
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