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Austrian Open 2018, Final: Parupalli Kashyap vs June Wei Cheam, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 25, 2018 00:03 IST

Kashyap def Cheam 23-21, 21-14 to win the title

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00:03 (IST)25 FEB 2018

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00:00 (IST)25 FEB 2018

This will surely motivate him further as the season continues. Hopefully we'll be able to see the Commonwealth Games champion in the big league again, because that's where he truly belongs!

23:58 (IST)24 FEB 2018

This is his BWF title since triumphing at the Syed Modi International in 2015.

Since then he's had a torrid time owing to a few injuries. This title very much confirms that he is BACK!

23:55 (IST)24 FEB 2018

HE DIDN'T DROP A GAME ALL WEEK!

WHAT A DISPLAY OF SHEER DETERMINATION AND CONFIDENCE FROM THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES CHAMPION!

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AND KASHYAP NEEDS JUST ONE TO CONVERT!

KASHYAP WINS THE TITLE!!

23-21, 21-14

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A crosscourt drop by Kashyap to hold SIX MATCH POINTS!


20-14

23:52 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And yet another for Cheam!

14-19

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Young Cheam says, "Not so fast!"

He takes 2 points to trail 13-19

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And it's 19-11 to Kashyap!

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A fine drop by Cheam to disrupt Kashyap's rhythm!

18-10

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And Kashyap is acting QUICK!!!


He grabs THREE points to make it 17-9

23:49 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap continues his attacking brand of badminton to soar to 14-9

23:48 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Cheam takes 2 points on the trot to close the gap to 8-12

23:47 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap still looking very comfortable even after the break.

12-6

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Kashyap leaps to 11-5 going into the mid-game interval.

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And Kashyap smoothly sails to 10-5

23:44 (IST)24 FEB 2018

As Cheam is spraying errors, Kashyap moves up to 8-4

23:43 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap has broken away from the tie to lead 7-4

23:42 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And we are back on level terms!

4-4

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The two are playing a very fast-paced game.

Kashyap still has a 4-2 lead

23:41 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Smash from Cheam and he is on the board in Game 2

1-3

23:40 (IST)24 FEB 2018

3-0 to the Indian

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AND KASHYAP MAKES IT 2-0

HE IS LOOKING VERY, VERY CONFIDENT AT THE MOMENT!!!

23:39 (IST)24 FEB 2018

SECOND GAME

1-0 TO KASHYAP

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KASHYAP TAKES THE FIRST GAME 23-21

What determination!

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Kashyap has a game point.

22-21

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And Cheam is outfoxed at the net!
21-21

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Another game point for Cheam

21-20

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Cheam dumps the shuttle into the net!

20-20

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Excellent jump smash from Kashyap!


19-20

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Cheam has TWO GAME POINTS!

20-18

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Now Cheam is up 19-18

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And we are all level at 18-18

23:33 (IST)24 FEB 2018

THINGS ARE GETTING VERY, VERY TIGHT!

18-17 to Kashyap

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Now Cheam is attacking the Indian's backhand. Kashyap's racquet leaks a few unforced errors but he is still up 18-15

23:32 (IST)24 FEB 2018

CHEAM SENDS A BACKHAND WIDE!


KASHYAP UP 17-13


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WHAT A DROP FROM THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES CHAMPION!!!!


HE LEADS 16-11

23:29 (IST)24 FEB 2018

It's 15-11 in favour of the Indian

23:28 (IST)24 FEB 2018

A rare smash error from Kashyap!

He has a sizeable lead of 14-10, though

23:27 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap maintains his FOUR-POINT ADVANTAGE

13-9

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And he surprises Cheam with his netplay!

12-8 for the Indian

23:25 (IST)24 FEB 2018

A terrific rally in which Kashyap made Cheam run to all corners and push the shuttle wide!

KASHYAP GOES INTO THE MID-GAME INTERVAL WITH AN 11-7 LEAD.

23:23 (IST)24 FEB 2018

But the Indian smartly manages to wrest the momentum from the Malaysian!

He leads 9-6

23:22 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Now the Malaysian is prolonging the rallies and forcing Kashyap into errors.

Kashyap barely leads 7-6

23:21 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap forcing his young opponent to go for too much and, in the process, make errors.

Kashyap up 7-4

23:20 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap is showing his skills already!

An angular half-smash and he leads 5-3

23:19 (IST)24 FEB 2018

A couple of errors from Kashyap and it is 3-3

23:18 (IST)24 FEB 2018

It's 3-1 to the Indian

23:18 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The two are playing aggressive and fast but the Malaysian is prone to errors as of now.

Kashyap up 2-1

23:17 (IST)24 FEB 2018

First point to Kashyap
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