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Kidambi Srikanth enters the final of the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold

30 Jan 2016, 17:00 IST
Kidambi Srikanth has started 2016 well

India’s Kidambi Srikanth progressed through to the final of the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow after beating Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 21-14 21-7 in the semifinals of the competition on Saturday.

The opening game saw the Indian get off the blocks quickly as he took an early 6-2 lead before stretching that advantage to 11-5 at the interval mark. The other side of the interval saw the Indian assume control of proccedings as  he won 6 points on the trot to go 17-6 up before losing 6 poinbts of his own to allow Ponsana to narrow the gap to 5 at 12-17.

However, Srikanth ensured that there were no further hiccups and went on to win the opening game 21-14.

The second game proved to be a very one-sided affair in favour of the Indian as he looked in cruise control mode from the word-go, racing away to an 8-2 lead before continuing to ease his way towards a convincing win, allowing no chance for Ponsana to take control at any point and eventually winning the game 21-7 to book a place in the finals of the competition.

The Indian will play Huang Yuxiang in the summit clash on Sunday.

Final Scoreline- Kidambi Srikanth beat Huang Yuxiang 21-14 21-7

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