PV Sindhu survived a massive scare in her Round of 16 match against Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol to advance to the quarter-finals while Kidambi Srikanth crashed out from the second round after loss to China’s Huang Yuxiang at the All England Championships in Birmingham on Thursday.While Sindhu had to bring forth all her experience and tenacity in the final moments of the match to get over the gritty and skillful Jindapol 21-13, 13-21, 21-18 in an hour and seven minutes, Srikanth failed to hold his own in the crucial moments of the match and succumbed to a 11-21, 21-15, 20-22 loss to world No.42 Yuxiang.Sindhu now leads 3-1 against Jindapol in their overall head-to-head record, having beaten her previously in 2017 Korea Open and 2014 Star Australian Badminton Open.Sindhu has till now spent 126 minutes on the court in just two rounds after she was forced to a three-game match yesterday by Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong.She marches on!Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 who displayed class and composure to beat N.Jindapol 21-13, 13-21, 21-18 to seal a place in the next round of the #YonexAllEnglandOpen! ?? pic.twitter.com/gMhiGYbKbQPBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) March 15, 2018Sindhu will next face the winner of the other women’s singles between Japanese Nozomi Okuhara and Fitriani Fitriani of Indonesia. Should Okuhara proceed, it will be a re-match of the 2017 World Badminton Championships and 2017 Korea Open finals.Sindhu began the match in her trademark fashion where she put out her best aggressive moves. Moving Jindapol around the court, Sindhu found angles and executed her flat smashes to absolute perfection.advertisementWith Jindapol unable to get much past Sindhu, the Indian went into the break with an 11-5 advantage. After the break, Sindhu continued to push Jindapol to the brink.Even though the Thai managed a few brilliant angled shots towards the end, it did not prove to be enough against the world No.4 and Sindhu took the second game 21-13. (All England Open 2018: Saina Nehwal crashes out following round 1 defeat)However, Jindapol completely turned the match on its head in the second game and took her own game a few notches higher.With sheer brilliance and skillful shots, Jindapol completely took Sindhu by surprise and managed to begin to tire the lanky Indian. At the back of some delightful strokes, Jindapol went into the break with an 11-3 advantage over Sindhu.Sindhu, who is known for her lunging issues, was forced to move around by the Thai and Jindapol reaped its benefits. Executing her net play and sharp angles to perfection, Jindapol forced the match into the decider as she took the second game 21-13.The decider remained neck-and-neck as both the players began to negotiate each others’ strokes. However, with two consecutive points, Sindhu went into the break with a slender 11-9 advantage.Jindapol came back with fresh vigour after the break and levelled the score 11-11, only to rapidly take a 16-13 lead over the Indian.As national coach Pullela Gopichand screamed his instructions towards Sindhu, the tall Indian clearly looked drained and frustrated with things not going her way.However, Sindhu found her stride soon after and went on to level the score 16-16. From there, both players alternated points before Sindhu began to create points for herself with artistic net play.Sindhu started pushing Jindapol to one side of the court with her angled strokes and then followed it up with her finishing shot. With that, along with a couple of long shuttles from Jindapol, Sindhu managed to sneak past with a 21-18 win in the decider.SRIKANTH LOSES TO WORLD NO.42Since his scintillating four Super Series victories in 2017, Srikanth has struggled on the circuit after going through some injury setbacks.The All England round two was just one of those days when Srikanth failed to hold his nerves in the most crucial times of the match and was punished by a player 40 places behind him in the latest BWF rankings.Srikanth had struggled immensely against Frenchman Brice Leverdez yesterday and after the match, he said he considered himself lucky to have won the match after being a match point down.Thursday was definitely not his lucky day! Despite having two match points, Srikanth slipped up and gave away four straight points to his Chinese opponent to exit from the tournament.Srikanth began the match in a sorry fashion, unable to impose himself Yuxiang. The world No.2 struggled with the hall just like his first round encounter and Yuxiang made the best of it.Without much trouble and fight from the Indian, Yuxiang took the first game 21-11.advertisementHowever, Srikanth roared back into the match in the second game where he kept hold of the game throughout.Imposing his attacking play on the Chinese, Srikanth went up 19-12, only to give Yuxiang three points before sealing the game 21-15 and forcing the match into the decider.The decider remained neck-and-neck throughout with both the players exchanging points in a similar fashion.However, a late surge enabled Srikanth to reach the match point at 20-18. However, the Indian completely lost focus and calm and in an attempt to kill the game quickly, fell prey to Yuxiang’s grit and lost the match.Yuxiang will next face HS Prannoy, who earlier beat Tommy Sugiarto 21-10, 21-19 in 38 minutes.