Japan's Kento Momota eased into the last 16 in Basel ©Getty Images

The favourite and top seed Kento Momota cruised into the last 16 of the Badminton World Federation World Championships with a straight sets victory over Luís Enrique Peñalver in Basel.

Japanese defending champion Momota at eased past his Spanish rival 21-10, 21-7 in Saint Jakobshalle.

China's Dan Lin was a high-profile casualty on day three of the championships, going down 11-21, 21-13, 7-21 against world ranked number 30 HS Prannoy of India.

Prannoy's compatriot, Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth, booked his place in the round of 16 with a 21-16, 21-15 victory against Lee Dong-keun.

Eighth seed Kenta Nishimoto needed three sets to see off Chinese Taipei's Tzu Wei Tang, 25-23, 13-21, 21-16. 

In the women's draw, top seed Akane Yamaguchi was knocked out by world number 32 Jia Min Yeo of Singapore.

Yeo moved into round three with a 21-14, 21-18 victory.

Thailand's seventh seed Ratchanok Intanon won 22-20, 21-14 against compatriot Nitchaon Jindapol.

Sixth seed Bing Jiao He of China was forced to dig deep to make the third round against Japan's Aya Ohori, winning 21-15, 18-21, 21-12.

Poland's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung joined He in the next round, seeing off Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand 21-14, 21-10.