Gritty Manav bounces back into reckoning

  Jaini is three shots behind leader Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman (67) while 22-year-old Ajeetesh Sandhu shot 68 to lie two shots off the pace at 204.

Despite Siddikur holding the lead, the Indian challenge for the title continued to be strong, with seven Indians in top 10. Apart from second placed Sandhu, Jaini was tied fourth, and Gaganjeet Bhullar (72) and Anirban Lahiri (72) lurked closed in tied sixth and sole eighth. Bhullar shot 72 to be eight-under 208 and Lahiri was seven-under 209.

Leading scores (Indians unless specified, third round): 202: Siddikur (Ban, 68, 67, 67); 204: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha, 68, 67, 69), Ajeetesh Sandhu (69, 67, 68); 205: Akinori Tani (Jpn, 68, 67, 70), Manav Jaini (68, 73, 64); 208: Gaganjeet Bhullar (67, 69, 72), Namchok Tantipokhakul (Tha, 72, 69, 67); 209: Anirban Lahiri (66, 71, 72); 210: Shamim Khan (72, 67, 71), Jyoti Randhawa (70, 72, 68), Digvijay Singh (72, 70, 68); 211: Joonas Granberg (Fin, 69, 73, 69), Peter Karmis (RSA, 71, 71, 69), Daisuke Kataoka (Jpn, 73, 69, 69).

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