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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 21, 2018 12:24 IST

L.Sen bt I Rumbay; 21-7, 21-14


12:24 (IST)21 JUL 2018

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12:21 (IST)21 JUL 2018

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

12:19 (IST)21 JUL 2018

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

12:15 (IST)21 JUL 2018

Lakshya Sen just a couple of points away from sealing the finals berth!

12:15 (IST)21 JUL 2018

The Indian seed 6 edge closer to game 2 and securing the match. 
Score: 17-14

12:14 (IST)21 JUL 2018

The local boy putting up a strong fight as he looks to delay Sen's win.
Score: 16-14

12:12 (IST)21 JUL 2018

Rumbay's reply to Sen's drop shot fails to cross the net as the Indian looks to build a lead. 
Score: 13-11

12:07 (IST)21 JUL 2018

It's even stevens!
Score: 8-8

12:06 (IST)21 JUL 2018

4th seed Rumbay not letting his guards down this time as he reduces the lead to 1.
Score: 8-7

12:04 (IST)21 JUL 2018

Sen powers a down the line smash before the local boy could even reach it. 
Score: 8-6

12:03 (IST)21 JUL 2018

It's building up to be a closely contested battle in the second game.
Score: 6-5, Lakshya Sen leading

11:58 (IST)21 JUL 2018

All square so far in game 2 with the scoreline reading 2-2.

11:56 (IST)21 JUL 2018

Time for Game 2!

11:56 (IST)21 JUL 2018

Easy pickings for the Indian seed 6 as he wins the first game with comfortable ease. 
Score: 21-7

11:54 (IST)21 JUL 2018

No sign of comeback from the Indonesian as Sen reach game point. 
Score: 20-7

11:54 (IST)21 JUL 2018

Lakshya Sen deceives his opponent with a cheek cross court drop as he edge closer to sealing game 1.
Score: 18-6

11:51 (IST)21 JUL 2018

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

11:50 (IST)21 JUL 2018

The World No 9 Indian exerts his dominion in game 1 as he takes a healthy lead. 
Score: 11-3

11:45 (IST)21 JUL 2018

Lakshy Sen looking the better player on the court as he steers clear 5 points of the Indonesian. 
Score: 8-3

11:41 (IST)21 JUL 2018

Sen with two consecutive smashes to either part of the court to take the lead. 
Score: 3-1

11:40 (IST)21 JUL 2018

An unforced error from the Indian as his opponent gets the first point of the match. 

11:39 (IST)21 JUL 2018

Sen to serve first!

11:36 (IST)21 JUL 2018

The players have walked on to the court and are currently warming up. 

10:37 (IST)21 JUL 2018

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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