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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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16-10 Abian! The Spaniard is within touching distance of the second game now!
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14-10 Abian! But the Spaniard puts a stop to this overflow of points from Srikanth and takes a big lead.
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12-10 Abian! An exchange of points keeps Abian with a 2-point lead!
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11-9 Abian! Srikanth pulls a couple of points back, as the action gets back underway!
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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!
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7-6 Abian! And he takes the lead for the first time in the second game!
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6-6! Abian pulls things back to parity! 
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6-4 Srkanth. Abian is keeping himself within touching distance of Srikanth.
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4-2 Srkanth. Another exchange of points, and Srikanth mantains his lead!
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3-1 Srkanth. One point apiece restores parity!
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2-0 Srkanth. The Indian ace has taken an early lead in the second game as well, looking to close this match  out quickly.
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And that's job  half-done for Srikanth, as he clinches the first game 21-15!
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20-13 Srkanth. Srikanth has switched to a completely different gear towards the end of this game.
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19-13 Srkanth. The Indian seems to have taken a decisive lead now!
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16-13 Srkanth. One point apiece, as we edge closer to the end of the first game.
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15-12 Srkanth. Another point sees the India take a 3-point lead.
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14-12 Srkanth! Abian finally manages to pull a couple of points back.
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14-10 Srkanth! A couple of quick points there, and Srikanth has suddenly taken the clear lead.
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12-10 Srkanth! But Srikanth comes up with a point of his own to maintain the lead.
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11-10 Srikanth! Abian pulls one back!
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11-9 Srikanth! The Indian shuttler maintains his 2-point lead as we go int the break.
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10-8 Srikanth! The Indian ace shoots into a decent lead,as we approach the mid-way mark
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8-8 And Srikanth equalises!
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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
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