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Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2018, Men's Singles, Semifinal: Lakshya Sen vs Ikhsan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay, Live Match Updates

L.Sen bt I Rumbay; 21-7, 21-14
Updated: 21 July 2018 12:24 IST - Published: 21 July 2018 10:36 IST
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It has been a sublime performance from the Indian World no 9. He looked calm throughout the match as he ousted local boy Rumbay to book his berth in the summit clash! 

Final Score: 21-7, 21-14
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No lapse from Lakshya Sen as he now heads to the final.
Score: 21-14 



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Lakshya Sen just a couple of points away from sealing the finals berth!
19-14.
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The Indian seed 6 edge closer to game 2 and securing the match. 
Score: 17-14
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The local boy putting up a strong fight as he looks to delay Sen's win.
Score: 16-14
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Rumbay's reply to Sen's drop shot fails to cross the net as the Indian looks to build a lead. 
Score: 13-11
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It's even stevens!
Score: 8-8
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4th seed Rumbay not letting his guards down this time as he reduces the lead to 1.
Score: 8-7
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Sen powers a down the line smash before the local boy could even reach it. 
Score: 8-6
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It's building up to be a closely contested battle in the second game.
Score: 6-5, Lakshya Sen leading
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All square so far in game 2 with the scoreline reading 2-2.
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Time for Game 2!
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Easy pickings for the Indian seed 6 as he wins the first game with comfortable ease. 
Score: 21-7
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No sign of comeback from the Indonesian as Sen reach game point. 
Score: 20-7
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Lakshya Sen deceives his opponent with a cheek cross court drop as he edge closer to sealing game 1.
Score: 18-6
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Sen tries to  make Rumbay chase to the baseline but his shot is out by inches. The Indonesian looking keen to narrow the lead. 
Score: 15-6
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The World No 9 Indian exerts his dominion in game 1 as he takes a healthy lead. 
Score: 11-3
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Lakshy Sen looking the better player on the court as he steers clear 5 points of the Indonesian. 
Score: 8-3
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Sen with two consecutive smashes to either part of the court to take the lead. 
Score: 3-1
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An unforced error from the Indian as his opponent gets the first point of the match. 
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Sen to serve first!
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The players have walked on to the court and are currently warming up. 
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Flamboyantly exhibiting his true colors the sixth seeded Indian Lakshya Sen caused a major upset of sorts in the Badminton Asia Junior Championships on Friday when he raged past the second-seeded Chinese Li Shifeng 21-14, 21-12 in a neat 38 minute encounter. Sen after slaying the second seed has entered the boys’ singles semi-finals in Jakarta.

With that win, the 16-year-old from Almora has ensured a medal for India. He next takes on the fourth seed Ikhsan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay of Indonesia for a chance to fight it for the title clash.

In the match-up between the sixth-seeded Indian and second-seeded Chinese, the scales were tilted heavily in favor of the latter. But it was Li who got the first jolt when the Indian thumped him in the first game, employing his net-play to good effect and using half-court smashes rampantly.

Sen, who has been quite the powerhouse of talent has shown top form in his match against the Chinese. In 2017, he did not emerge so successful to qualify for the semis and took his leave in the Round of 16 where he was handed his defeat. However, Sen has had a taste of medal glory here at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships when he went up to the semis in 2016 but faltered there to Sun Feixiang of China. If Sen emerges on the winning side in tomorrow's clash against Imanuel Rumbay then he will script history for himself.​
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