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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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Event Highlights

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..


Jun 18, 2017 2:36 pm (IST)

Chang and Lee have taken the second game 21-15..


Jun 18, 2017 2:22 pm (IST)

China's Chen and Jia have taken the first game, but Chang and Lee are leading 12-9 in the second game.. Interesting women's doubles on the cards..


Jun 18, 2017 2:02 pm (IST)

First up, we have the women doubles final, between Korea's Lee So Hee/Chang Ye Na and China's Jia Yefen/Cheng Qingchen. After this Srikanth will be in action in the men's final...


Jun 18, 2017 1:46 pm (IST)

Hello, and welcome to our live blog. The Indonesia Superseries final between Kidambi Srikanth and Kazumasa Sakai is all set to start in about 30 minutes. We will be giving you the point-by-point update of the big match.


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