Badminton’s 211-shot rally: Malaysia’s Masters doubles match shocked the world.clock

Malaysia’s Pearly Tan/Tinar Muralitharan celebrates after winning the match©Twitter

Badminton’s long rallies are something to behold. The sight of the shuttlecock bouncing off the racket at breakneck speeds is a spectacular sight for spectators and allows the biggest stars to boldly shine. The same thing happened in Thursday’s Malaysia Masters women’s doubles quarter-final, a doubles match between Malaysia’s Parley Tan/Tinar Muralitharan and Japan’s Rena Miyaura/Ayako Sakuramoto. Both of her rivals performed her 211-shot rally, which was, needless to say, quite an incredible effort by the badminton star.

The rally occurred in the third game, before which both pairs had won one game each. In the end, the Malaysian pair won the rally. The Malaysian star won the match 21-17, 18-21, 21-19.

Indian star shuttlers PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy on Friday advanced to the women’s and men’s singles semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament with hard-fought wins over their respective opponents. Two-time Olympic medalist and sixth seed Sindhu defeated lower-ranked Yi Man Zhang of China 21-16, 13-21, 22-20, while Prannoy won 25-23, 18-21, 21. He won against Kenta Nishimoto at -13. They will face Japan in the quarterfinals.

Sindhu will face seventh seed and world No. 9 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia in Saturday’s semi-final. Tunjun defeated second-seeded Wang Yizhiwang of China 21-18, 22-20 in the quarterfinals.

Tunjun has been on a roll lately, with Sindhu losing to her in straight sets in the Madrid Spain Masters final in April. However, the Indians will advance to the semi-finals with a 7-1 head-to-head advantage over Tanjung.

Prannoy, who is ranked ninth in the world, will face qualifier Christian Adinata (No. 57, Indonesia) in Saturday’s semi-final. Adinatha defeated Kidambi Srikanth 16-21, 21-16, 21-11 in the other quarterfinal.

Prannoy has never played against 21-year-old Adinata, who started playing at the senior level last year.

With PTI input

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