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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 01, 2018 08:43 IST

Kidambi Srikanth beat Pablo Abian 21-15, 12-21, 21-14.

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08:43 (IST)1 AUG 2018

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.

08:41 (IST)1 AUG 2018

20-14 Srikanth. MAtch point, Srikanth.

08:40 (IST)1 AUG 2018

18-14 Srikanth. Abian pulls one back.

08:39 (IST)1 AUG 2018

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.

08:38 (IST)1 AUG 2018

14-12 Srikanth. Srikanth makes the momentum count, as he races away into a lead.

08:37 (IST)1 AUG 2018

12-12! Another exchange of points!

08:36 (IST)1 AUG 2018

11-11! Srikanth as done well to make a comeback after the break, and has now levelled things up.

08:33 (IST)1 AUG 2018

11-9 Abian. Srikanth pulled a couple of points back, to keep himself within touching distance of his opponent.

08:30 (IST)1 AUG 2018

10-7 Abian. An exchange of points puts Abian in a commanding position near the half-mark.

08:27 (IST)1 AUG 2018

9-6 Abian. Srikanth has fallen far behind after an early start in the decider.

08:25 (IST)1 AUG 2018

7-6 Abian! And the Spaniard take back his lead.

08:24 (IST)1 AUG 2018

6-6! A couple of quick points sees Abian level the scores up again!

08:23 (IST)1 AUG 2018

6-4 Srikanth! But the Indian restores his 2-point lead.

08:23 (IST)1 AUG 2018

5-4 Srikanth! Abian pulls one back.

08:22 (IST)1 AUG 2018

5-3 Srikanth. The Indian takes the lead for the first time in the decider, and makes it count.

08:21 (IST)1 AUG 2018

3-3! Srikanth equalises again!

08:21 (IST)1 AUG 2018

3-2 Abian. But Anian doesn't let Srikanth take the lead. 

08:20 (IST)1 AUG 2018

2-2! And Srikanth draws level!

08:19 (IST)1 AUG 2018

2-1 Abian. Srikanth registers his first point of the third game!

08:18 (IST)1 AUG 2018

2-0 Abian. The Spaniard clearly has momentum on his side!

08:16 (IST)1 AUG 2018

And Abian takes the second game 21-12 to take the match into a decider!

08:15 (IST)1 AUG 2018

20-12 Abian. We are one point away from a decider.

08:15 (IST)1 AUG 2018

19-12 Abian. Another point for Srikanth!

08:15 (IST)1 AUG 2018

19-11 Abian. Srikanth finally gets a point back, but is it too little, too late?

08:14 (IST)1 AUG 2018

18-10 Abian! There doesn't seem to e a way back for Srikanth now!

08:13 (IST)1 AUG 2018

16-10 Abian! The Spaniard is within touching distance of the second game now!

08:12 (IST)1 AUG 2018

14-10 Abian! But the Spaniard puts a stop to this overflow of points from Srikanth and takes a big lead.

08:10 (IST)1 AUG 2018

12-10 Abian! An exchange of points keeps Abian with a 2-point lead!

08:09 (IST)1 AUG 2018

11-9 Abian! Srikanth pulls a couple of points back, as the action gets back underway!

08:08 (IST)1 AUG 2018

11-7 Abian! The Spaniard has pressed home the little advantage that he's got at the start of this game, and has now raced into a big lead!

08:06 (IST)1 AUG 2018

7-6 Abian! And he takes the lead for the first time in the second game!

08:05 (IST)1 AUG 2018

6-6! Abian pulls things back to parity! 

08:04 (IST)1 AUG 2018

6-4 Srkanth. Abian is keeping himself within touching distance of Srikanth.

08:02 (IST)1 AUG 2018

4-2 Srkanth. Another exchange of points, and Srikanth mantains his lead!

08:00 (IST)1 AUG 2018

3-1 Srkanth. One point apiece restores parity!

08:00 (IST)1 AUG 2018

2-0 Srkanth. The Indian ace has taken an early lead in the second game as well, looking to close this match  out quickly.

07:57 (IST)1 AUG 2018

And that's job  half-done for Srikanth, as he clinches the first game 21-15!

07:55 (IST)1 AUG 2018

20-13 Srkanth. Srikanth has switched to a completely different gear towards the end of this game.

07:55 (IST)1 AUG 2018

19-13 Srkanth. The Indian seems to have taken a decisive lead now!

07:54 (IST)1 AUG 2018

16-13 Srkanth. One point apiece, as we edge closer to the end of the first game.

07:53 (IST)1 AUG 2018

15-12 Srkanth. Another point sees the India take a 3-point lead.

07:52 (IST)1 AUG 2018

14-12 Srkanth! Abian finally manages to pull a couple of points back.

07:51 (IST)1 AUG 2018

14-10 Srkanth! A couple of quick points there, and Srikanth has suddenly taken the clear lead.

07:50 (IST)1 AUG 2018

12-10 Srkanth! But Srikanth comes up with a point of his own to maintain the lead.

07:49 (IST)1 AUG 2018

11-10 Srikanth! Abian pulls one back!

07:48 (IST)1 AUG 2018

11-9 Srikanth! The Indian shuttler maintains his 2-point lead as we go int the break.

07:47 (IST)1 AUG 2018

10-8 Srikanth! The Indian ace shoots into a decent lead,as we approach the mid-way mark

07:47 (IST)1 AUG 2018

8-8 And Srikanth equalises!

07:46 (IST)1 AUG 2018

Currently, Abian has taken a slender 8-6 lead at the start of the first game, but Srikanth is well within touching distance of his opponent

07:45 (IST)1 AUG 2018

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