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China Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth vs Suppanyu Avihingsanon Second Round, Live Score and Match Updates

Srikanth def Avihingsanon 21-12, 15-21, 24-22 in 1 hour 3 minutes to enter the quarter-finals
Updated: 20 September 2018 16:13 IST - Published: 20 September 2018 15:04 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage for the day!

Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live updates from the quarter-finals.

Goodbye!
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So the quarter-finals of the China Open will have two Indians -- PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth!
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Who saw that coming after the first game, which Srikanth won effortlessly? It became an absolutely different match from the second game. And what a finish! Srikanth needed five match points and saved one to get the win.

He is into the quarter-finals of a Major tournament for the second week in a row. 
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Final score: Srikanth def Avihingsanon 21-12, 15-21, 24-22 in 1 hour 3 minutes to enter the quarter-finals
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AND FINALLY SRIKANTH WINS!!!!
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FIFTH MATCH POINT FOR SRIKANTH!
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THE THAI CONTINUES TO SHOW HIS RESILIENCE AS HE MAKES IT 22-22
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FOURTH MATCH POINT FOR SRIKANTH!

22-21
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And Srikanth SAVES IT!

21-21
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Now the Thai has a match point of his own!

21-20
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The Thai has saved ALL THREE MATCH POINTS!


20-20
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And, a long rally ends in favour of the Thai.

He is now trailing 19-20
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The Thai saves one match point
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3 match points for the Indian!

20-17
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Srikanth is not safe but he has the lead

19-17
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FIVE POINTS IN A ROW FOR THE INDIAN AND HE IS UP 18-15

Has he been able to weather the storm?
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There's a spark in Srikanth's game now!

He takes 3 points in a row and goes up to 16-15
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And Srikanth is now trying to fight back 

He trails 13-15
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AND NOW THE COMPLEXION OF THE MATCH HAS CHANGED!

THE THAI HAS WRESTED THE MOMENTUM FROM THE INDIAN AND HAS NOW GONE UP TO 14-11
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And the Thai is now trailing Srikanth by just one point.


10-11
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And the Thai makes a strong start after the break!

He is up 9-11
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Srikanth is up 11-7 at the mid-game interval
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And Srikanth has managed to pull away!

He is up 10-6
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And the gap is closing between them!

Srikanth needs to be careful.

He is now up 7-5
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The Thai gets on the board and takes two points in a row.

But Srikanth still has his nose in the front!

6-2
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It's a much better approach from Srikanth in the decider as he has opened up a 4-0 lead
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We are going three in this match!
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Srikanth failed to add any point after that as the Thai won the next three points to take the second game 21-15
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Finally, some aggression from the Indian!

He gets three points on the trot and now trails 15-18
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That looks highly unlikely as the gap between them is increasing further and further!

The Thai is up 18-12
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The Thai is still comfortably placed at 15-11

Can Srikanth still find a second wind and get this game?
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Srikanth pulls two points back but he still trails by four points!

10-14
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The Thai continues to show his prowess even after the break!

He is up 13-8
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It is 11-7 for the Thai at the mid-game interval.
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Srikanth got two points back but he can't prevent the Thai from going up to 10-7
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The Thai continues to pull away from the Indian!!!!

He is up 9-5
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Suddenly it is a lapse from Srikanth!

The Thai has now added points to his kitty steadily and has gone up to 7-4
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Suddenly, it is a competitive affair and the Thai has mini lead of one point

He is 4-3 up
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Srikanth is now ahead 2-1 in the second game

Can the Thai produce some fightback here?
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Srikanth wraps up the game in style!

21-12 to Srikanth
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Game points for the Indian!


20-12
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Srikanth is now two points away from taking the first game, despite some fightback from the Thai!


He is up 19-12
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It's all Srikanth now!

2 more points for the Indian now!

18-10
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Srikanth stopped his opponent then and there and added FOUR POINTS ON THE TROT!

HE IS UP 16-10
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And the Thai is closing in!

He trails by 2 points now, at 10-12
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The Thai takes a couple of points but Srikanth has managed to go up to 12-9
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It is 11-7 to Srikanth at the mid-game interval.
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Srikanth still hasn't been tested much in this match.

He is comfortably placed at 9-6
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Srikanth is still in control of the proceedings!


7-4 he leads
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It is still a three-point gap between the two.

Srikanth is up 6-3
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