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Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2018, Men's Singles, Final: Lakshya Sen vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn, Live Match Updates

L.Sen bt K.Vitidsarn: 21-19, 21-18
Updated: 22 July 2018 13:41 IST - Published: 22 July 2018 11:13 IST
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It was a scintillating performance from the Indian to win a gold for the country at the mega-event after six years and secure his biggest career medal so far. #IndiaontheRise

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Championship Point!!

India's Lakshya Sen creates history, as he wins the Asian Junior Championship defeating Junior World no1 21-18 in the second game. 

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And he return with a strong smash to send his opponent to wrong way as he lands on match point!
Score: 20-18
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Sen needs little attention to his finger but he is all set to go.
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Indeed he does with a strong halfcourt smash. 
Score: 19-17
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Sen takes the lead at the crucial moment. Score: 18-17.
Can he hold on to it?
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Late drama as Lakshya Sen shows strong character to negate a 3 point lead of the Thai to make it 17-17. 
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A quick rally in which the Indian prevails, virtue his strong net game. Sen leading 14-13
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Both players breathing down each other's neck but it's the Indian World no 9 who is in the lead.
Score: 12-11
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A power-packed point from the world no 1 as he seals it with two consecutive smashes to reduce Lakshya's lead to a single point.
Score: 10-9
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Lakshya looking much more comfortable than the first game. Score: 9-7; the Indian in lead
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A cheeky cross-court drop from Lakshya to surge three point ahead of the Thai shuttler. 
Score: 8-5
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It's building up to be a closely contested game. Score: 4-4
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Both players share equal spoils so far. 
Score: 2-2
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Time for Game two!!
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The sixth seed Indian gets the better of the top seed with yet another well disguised drop to seal the first game 21-19. 
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And a replay of the previous point as Lakshya reaches the crucial game point. Can he capitalize the chance?
Score: 20-19
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SMASHED!!

Lakshya Sen times his smash perfectly as Vitidsarn gets wrong footed and fails to reach it.
Score: 19-19
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A well disguised drop from Lakshya as he inch in closer to his opponent.
Score: 17-18
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It's looking to go all the way down to the wire. 
Score: 17-16, the Thai in lead.
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All square so far in game one with the scoreline reading 14-14. 
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And the Thai in lead once again. 
Score: 14-13
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An error in judgement for Lakshya as he hits a shot that was headed out while Vitidsarn cashed in on the Indian's mistake to make it 13-13
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And Sen in the lead for the first time in the game. 
Score: 13-12
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