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Badminton World Championships 2018, Second Round: Kidambi Srikanth vs Pablo Abian, Live Match Updates

Kidambi Srikanth beat Pablo Abian 21-15, 12-21, 21-14.
Updated: 01 August 2018 08:43 IST - Published: 01 August 2018 07:33 IST
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Srikanth finally takes the third game 21-14. With this, the Indian ace has moved into the third round of the BWF World Championship, with a 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 victory over Pablo Abian.
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20-14 Srikanth. MAtch point, Srikanth.
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18-14 Srikanth. Abian pulls one back.
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18-13 Srikanth. The Indian is finally switching gears at the correct moment, and is now just a few points away from the third round.
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14-12 Srikanth. Srikanth makes the momentum count, as he races away into a lead.
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12-12! Another exchange of points!
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11-11! Srikanth as done well to make a comeback after the break, and has now levelled things up.
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11-9 Abian. Srikanth pulled a couple of points back, to keep himself within touching distance of his opponent.
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10-7 Abian. An exchange of points puts Abian in a commanding position near the half-mark.
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9-6 Abian. Srikanth has fallen far behind after an early start in the decider.
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7-6 Abian! And the Spaniard take back his lead.
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6-6! A couple of quick points sees Abian level the scores up again!
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6-4 Srikanth! But the Indian restores his 2-point lead.
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5-4 Srikanth! Abian pulls one back.
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5-3 Srikanth. The Indian takes the lead for the first time in the decider, and makes it count.
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3-3! Srikanth equalises again!
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3-2 Abian. But Anian doesn't let Srikanth take the lead. 
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2-2! And Srikanth draws level!
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2-1 Abian. Srikanth registers his first point of the third game!
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2-0 Abian. The Spaniard clearly has momentum on his side!
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And Abian takes the second game 21-12 to take the match into a decider!
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20-12 Abian. We are one point away from a decider.
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19-12 Abian. Another point for Srikanth!
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19-11 Abian. Srikanth finally gets a point back, but is it too little, too late?
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18-10 Abian! There doesn't seem to e a way back for Srikanth now!
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