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All England Open 2018, Round 2: Kidambi Srikanth vs Huang Yuxiang, Live Match Updates

Yuxiang def Srikanth 21-11, 15-21, 22-20 in 52 minutes to enter QFs
Updated: 16 March 2018 01:02 IST - Published: 15 March 2018 20:46 IST
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Final score: Yuxiang def Srikanth 21-11, 15-21, 22-20 in 52 minutes to enter QFs
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Hopefully Srikanth will learn from these mistakes and can make improvements. The slow starts are a cause of botheration and he needs to overcome that first. Let us hope Srikanth is able to build some rhythm and confidence before the Commonwealth Games.
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Errors just reared their ugly head at the wrong time and Yuxiang just raised his level sensing his opponent's indecisive play.
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That was certainly heartbreaking for Srikanth and Indian badminton fans. Srikanth will rue those mistakes..he had two chances to progress into the quarter-finals of the All England Open for the first time in his career and he unfortunately squandered them both.
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And Huang makes Srikanth pay for his erratic play at the most crucial juncture.

Srikanth sends the shuttle wide and it is match to Yuxiang!
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And Srikanth fumbles at the net!

Match point to Huang
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And it is all level!

20-20
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The Chinese saves one through an error from Sri at the net!

19-20
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TWO MATCH POINTS FOR SRIKANTH!!!

20-18
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It's 19-17 to the Indian
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Five points in a row now! This is some turnaround!


18-16
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FOUR POINTS IN A ROW FOR SRIKANTH!!!

17-16
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Yet another winner from the Indian!

Has he woken up?

16-16
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Body smash from Srikanth!

15-16
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Huang got blocked by the net after racing away to 16-13
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And he adds yet another point to make Sri's life even more difficult!

15-12
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And finally the Chinese builds a two-point advantage here.


14-12
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Srikanth is giving him opportunities through his erratic play but the Chinese too is paying him back through his own errors.

13-12 to Yuxiang
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The game continues at a slow pace and there's hardly anything to separate the two.

The Chinese once more has a tiny lead of 12-11
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Yuxiang goes into the interval with a slender 11-10 lead
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None is able to build a good lead

9-9
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Srikanth forces the Chinese to err through his swift returns.

8-8
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It's all level at 7-7
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And two more points go Srikanth's way as well!

He has wrested away the lead now!


7-6
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