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Austrian Open 2018, Semi-finals: Parupalli Kashyap vs Raul Must, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 24, 2018 16:31 IST

Kashyap def Must 21-18, 21-4 to enter the final.

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16:31 (IST)24 FEB 2018

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16:30 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap is through to the final! This is his first BWF final since losing the US Open final in three games to HS Prannoy in July!

16:29 (IST)24 FEB 2018

AND HE HAS DONE IT!

MUST SAVED ONE MATCH POINT BUT KASHYAP CONVERTED ON HIS SECOND CHANCE!

21-18, 21-4

16:27 (IST)24 FEB 2018

17 MATCH POINTS FOR THE INDIAN!

20-3

16:27 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap is just RACING TOWARDS THE FINISH LINE NOW!

3 MORE POINTS AND HE IS UP 19-3

16:26 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And he adds two more to take his lead to 16-3

16:25 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap races ahead to 14-3

16:25 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The two get involved in a long rally on resumption but the Indian still doesn't concede the point.

He now leads 12-3

16:24 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap jumps to 11-3 going into the mid-game interval.

16:23 (IST)24 FEB 2018

10-2

Must looks to have run out of options!!

16:23 (IST)24 FEB 2018

It's 9-2 to the Indian!

Very, very quick points now!

16:22 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And he makes it 7-2


One-way traffic!

16:22 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The two take a point each but Kashyap is still comfortably ahead at 6-2

16:21 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And Kashyap is UNSTOPPABLE!


5-1 HE LEADS

16:20 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The Indian extends his lead to 3-1

16:19 (IST)24 FEB 2018

It's 2-1 to the Indian now

16:19 (IST)24 FEB 2018

We are off to an exciting start to the second game with another long rally

Kashyap takes it and leads 1-0

16:16 (IST)24 FEB 2018

AND KASHYAP GRABS THE FIRST GAME

21-18

16:14 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap now has TWO GAME POINTS!!!!

20-18

16:12 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The points are coming fast and furious for Kashyap now!

He leads 19-17

16:11 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Must has come back to level this!

17-17

16:10 (IST)24 FEB 2018

7th POINT IN A ROW FOR THE INDIAN!


17-16

16:09 (IST)24 FEB 2018

AND HE HAS LEVELLED THIS GAME!!!!!



16-16

16:08 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Five points in a row for Kashyap!

15-16

16:07 (IST)24 FEB 2018

4th consecutive point for Kashyap!

14-16

16:07 (IST)24 FEB 2018

3 points on the trot for the Indian!


13-16

16:06 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And he bags another!

12-16

16:06 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The Indian finally gets a point to trail 11-16

16:05 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Must still comfortably placed at 15-10

16:05 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The rallies are very, very long in this match and the Indian isn't getting a lot of chances to smash much.

16:04 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Can Kashyap show his fighting skills, that helped him to win yesterday's quarter-final?

16:04 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Once again the momentum is with the Estonian, who leads 14-9 now

16:03 (IST)24 FEB 2018

And Kashyap brings forth his aggression to take 2 points on the trot!

9-12

16:02 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap snatched a point on resumption but Must once more goes ahead to 12-7

16:00 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Must goes into the interval with an 11-6 advantage.

15:59 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap made it 6-9 but once again let his opponent win a long rally!

Kashyap trails 6-10

15:58 (IST)24 FEB 2018

It is 9-5 to Must

15:57 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Must increases the lead to four points!

8-4

15:56 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The pace of the match has slowed down but the Estonian is still ahead.

6-4

15:55 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap shows his defensive skills in a long rally as he reduces the deficit to just one point.

3-4

15:54 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The initial advantage is with the Estonian, who surges to 4-1

15:53 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Must still has a 3-1 lead

15:53 (IST)24 FEB 2018

We are under way!

Must makes a bright start and opens up a 2-0 lead.

15:52 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Kashyap to serve first.

15:52 (IST)24 FEB 2018

The players are on court now and the match is about to begin.

13:54 (IST)24 FEB 2018

Good afternoon and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the Austrian Open 2018 semi-finals. The reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap is the second seed and takes on the fifth seeded Raul Must of Estonia for a place in the final.

While the Indian is ranked 44th, the Estonian is placed at 66th in the world rankings. But it the lower-ranked player,who leads their head-to-head record 2-1. Must has won their last two meetings as well. So, Kashyap has quite a task on his hands today.

But both those wins came in 2016. Kashyap is playing with a lot more confidence of late. He came to this tournament on the back of a quarter-final finish at the India Open earlier this month and carried that form at this week's Austrian Open to reach his first semi-final of the year.

His quarter-final win over the seventh seeded Victor Svendsen, especially, showed the fighting skills that the former World No. 6 is known for. He came back from an 8-14 deficit in the first game to reel off 10 consecutive points and register a 21-17, 21-19 win. He would hope to continue his winning run today.
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