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Indonesia Open Super Series Final Live: Srikanth Defeats Sakai; Rises to World No.2

News18.com | June 18, 2017, 4:04 PM IST
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Jun 18, 2017 3:59 pm (IST)

Srikanth's first Super Series title since 2015..

Jun 18, 2017 3:56 pm (IST)

Srikanth wins 21-11, 21-19..

Jun 18, 2017 3:55 pm (IST)

Superb badminton from Kadambi Srikanth! He wins 21-19, and takes the match 21-11,21,19. He was really challenged in the second game, but he fought back everytime he went down..

Jun 18, 2017 3:52 pm (IST)

Srikanth again getting the luck of the net cord..leads 20-19..

Jun 18, 2017 3:51 pm (IST)

We are tied at 18-18..

Jun 18, 2017 3:49 pm (IST)

Sakai leading 17-16... this is turning out to be a nail biter!

Jun 18, 2017 3:45 pm (IST)

Srikanth takes the lead now! Sakai feeling the pressure now..14-13 in favour of the Indian..

Jun 18, 2017 3:44 pm (IST)

Srikanth cuts the lead to just one point..some poor judgement from Sakai..12-13 the score now..

Jun 18, 2017 3:43 pm (IST)

Srikanth brilliantly using the angles there..Sakai with no chance near the net..10-12

Jun 18, 2017 3:42 pm (IST)

Sakai looking to dominate near the net.. Attacks that one with intent, leads 12-7

Jun 18, 2017 3:40 pm (IST)

A superb smash gives Sakai a 5-point advantage at half-way stage in the second game..

Jun 18, 2017 3:39 pm (IST)

Good judgement fro Srikanth, he is mounting a bit of a comeback here..Sakai still leads 10-6 though..

Jun 18, 2017 3:36 pm (IST)

Superb rally between the two players, Srikanth with some brilliant defense, but Sakai's attacking intent pays off.. he leads 7-3..

Jun 18, 2017 3:35 pm (IST)

Sakai certainly playing with more intent now, and trying to seize control..leads 6-3 at the moment..

Jun 18, 2017 3:31 pm (IST)

He gets the net cord again, and takes the first game 21-11 without breaking a sweat there.. Srikanth with some attacking badminton, and great court coverage.. Let's see what Sakai can come up with now..

Jun 18, 2017 3:29 pm (IST)

Srikanth gets a lucky point there via the net cord..game point 11 now...

Jun 18, 2017 3:28 pm (IST)

Srikanth rushing away with the first game here..leads 18-9, as chants of let's go India go around the stadium..

Jun 18, 2017 3:26 pm (IST)

Sakai with the first challenge in men's singles final for a line call..challenge is unsuccessful, and Srikanth now leads 14-9.. 

Jun 18, 2017 3:24 pm (IST)

At the first break..Srikanth leads 11-8..not the highest quality of badminton, but Srikanth won't mind it..Sakai needs to up his game for the big occassion..

Jun 18, 2017 3:22 pm (IST)

Srikanth misjudging that one, and letting it go...still leads 7-9..

Jun 18, 2017 3:21 pm (IST)

Both players exchanging shots near the net, Srikanth taking the point..and leads 8-5..

Jun 18, 2017 3:19 pm (IST)

Srikanth executing the drop shot perfectly..rushes to a 6-4 lead..

Jun 18, 2017 3:17 pm (IST)

Players are tied at 2-2..It has been a rather fast start, but nothing worth of note has happened.

Jun 18, 2017 3:16 pm (IST)

Srikanth will start the match, he will serve first..

Jun 18, 2017 3:13 pm (IST)

Both players warming-up now..

Jun 18, 2017 3:12 pm (IST)

Srikanth and Sakai are taking centrestage now..both players arrive on court..

Jun 18, 2017 3:11 pm (IST)

This is the second consecutive super series in which 2 Indians have reached the semifinal stage... Shows how India is becoming a force to reckon with in Badminton..

Jun 18, 2017 2:59 pm (IST)

This means we are just minutes away from the start of Srikanth's match..

Jun 18, 2017 2:58 pm (IST)

China's Chen and Jia have won the third game, and with that the match. The score reads 21-19, 15-21, 21-10. 

Jun 18, 2017 2:44 pm (IST)

Chen and Jia are running away with the third game..leading 9-4..

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