Indian shuttler HS Prannoy stunned two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the second round of the 2019 BWF World Championships. Also, doubles duo Arun George and Sanyam Shukla lost to Takuto Inoue, Yuki Kaneko. Meanwhile, Sai Praneeth defeated Lee Dong Keun. Also, Pooja Dandu, Sanjana Santosh lost to Hsu Ya Ching and Hu Ling Fang. Attri Manu, Reddy Sumeeth also went to the next round, defeating Thom Gicquel, Ronan Labar.
In a match spanning 1 hour 2 minutes, Prannoy defeated his opponent in a three-set thriller – 11-21, 21-13, 7-21.
The 27-year-old Indian won the first set, 11-21. He also won the most consecutive points (five), compared to Dan (two).
Five-time World Champion Dan crawled back into the game, winning the second set, 21-13. Using his immense experience, the Chinese shuttler pushed Prannoy for a thriller finale in the third set.
Cementing his domination from the first set, Prannoy blazed his opponent in the third set with relative ease, winning 7-21, also winning eight consecutive points.
Arun George and Sanyam Shukla lost to Takuto Inoue, Yuki Kaneko in a match spanning 36 minutes. Praneeth defeated Lee Dong Keun, 21-16, 21-15, to progress to the Round of 16 in a rather easy fixture for the Indian.
Dandu and Santosh lost to Ya Ching, Ling Fang, 21-15, 21-14. Attri Manu, Reddy Sumeeth also went to the next round, defeating Thom Gicquel, Ronan Labar, 21-13, 21-13 within 26 minutes.