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Prannoy stuns Lee; Saina, Sindhu out

Prannoy stuns Lee; Saina, Sindhu out
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HS Prannoy stunned World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games to storm into the men\'s singles quarterfinals but India suffered huge setback in women\'s event with both Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu crashing out of the Indonesia Super Series Premier in Jakarta on Thursday.

Bangkok: HS Prannoy stunned World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games to storm into the men's singles quarterfinals but India suffered huge setback in women's event with both Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu crashing out of the Indonesia Super Series Premier in Jakarta on Thursday.

K Srikanth also dug deep into his reservoir to notch up a stunning 21-15, 20-22, 21-16 victory over fourth seed Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen to join Prannoy in the quarter-finals in the $1,000,000 tournament.However, it was curtains for Saina and Sindhu as they lost their second round matches in three-game affairs. Saina lost to Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 15-21, 21-6, 16-21 in a 63-minute contest while fourth seed Sindhu suffered a 21-15, 12- 21, 18-21 defeat in a 54-minute match.

World No. 22 Srikanth, however, had to toil hard to get across Jorgensen, ranked 9th."Tough match today but happy to be on the winning side," said Srikanth after the match.The 24-year-old from Guntur had beaten Jorgensen in straight games during their last meeting at the Rio Olympics and he once again had the last laugh in the 57-minute hard-fought battle.

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