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Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton Men's Singles Round of 16, Srikanth Kidambi carries India's hopes, Live Updates

Srikanth def Karunaratne 21-10, 21-10 in 33 minutes to enter the QFs
Updated: 12 April 2018 09:52 IST - Published: 12 April 2018 07:45 IST
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And that's a wrap!

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That was a masterclass from the Indian, who is all set to rise to the pinnacle of the world rankings today. He played like the planet's best player, which he is about to become!
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Final score: Srikanth def Karunaratne 21-10, 21-10 in 33 minutes to enter the QFs
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AND HE HAS CONVERTED THE MATCH POINT TO GET THE WIN!!!!!!

SRIKANTH IS THROUGH TO THE QUARTER-FINALS!!!!!
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10 MATCH POINTS TO SRIKANTH AT 20-10
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AND SRIKANTH HAS GRABBED THREE POINTS TO RACE AHEAD TO 19-10
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And it is 16-9 in favour of the Indian now
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Two quickfire points for the Indian to go up to 14-7
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Srikanth now leads 12-7
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Srikanth has a healthy advantage of 11-6 heading into the mid-game interval.
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And the Indian extends his lead to 9-5
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It's 8-3 to Srikanth
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What a drop from an awkward angle from Srikanth!

7-2 to Srikanth
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It's 5-2 to Srikanth
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A flurry of errors from the Sri Lankan sends Srikanth up to 4-1
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Game 2 begins

1-1
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AND THE FIRST GAME GOES TO SRIKANTH!!!

21-10
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TEN GAME POINTS FOR SRIKANTH!!!!


20-10
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It's 19-9 to Srikanth presently.

He is two points away from taking this game.
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EXCELLENT RALLY!!!! Srikanth was made to move to all parts of the court but he still didn't give up!

It's 15-8 to Srikanth
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A few errors creep into Srikanth's game post-interval and he now leads 13-7
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Srikanth is 11-4 up at the mid-game interval.
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A rare error from Srikanth as he sends the shuttle wide

Still leads 8-3
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It's a FIVE-POINT ADVANTAGE FOR THE INDIAN NOW!!!

7-2
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Srikanth is already showing all his qualities early on in this match as he extends his lead to 5-1
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Error from the Sri Lankan and Srikanth goes up to 3-1
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And we are off!

First couple of points to Srikanth

2-0
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Good morning! The players are on court and they are warming up!

IT IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR KIDAMBI SRIKANTH AS HE BECOMES THE WORLD NO. 1 TODAY!!!!!

HE WILL LOOK TO CELEBRATE THAT BIG ACHIEVEMENT WITH A WIN!
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First up is Badminton Men's Singles Round-of-16. Srikanth Kidambi will be up against Niruka Karunaratne of Sri-Lanka for a place in the quarterfinals.

Heading into Day 8, India will be looking to continue a good medal run in the competition so far.

Om Mitharwal and Shreyasi Singh brought medals for India on the 7th day of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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The three qualifications mean that all Indian Male boxers have made it through to the Semifinals of their respective weight categories. Legendary Mary Kom did one better and progressed to the Finals in the 45-48 Kg weight category. Sarita Devi and Pinki could not repeat the same feat, however, and were knocked out in the quarterfinals.

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