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Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton Men's Singles Round of 32, Kidambi Srikanth carries India's hopes, Live Updates

Srikanth def Lubah 21-13, 21-10
Updated: 11 April 2018 13:36 IST - Published: 11 April 2018 11:11 IST
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He is now through to the Rd of 16
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Srikanth made the start of the match look tough but ever since he settled into it, it was a stroll in the park for the soon-to-become World No. 1
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There is the VICTORY FOR SRIKANTH!!!!!

Final score: Srikanth def Lubah 21-13, 21-10 in 13 minutes
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And the top seed already has ELEVEN MATCH POINTS!

20-9
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Lubah is trying to fight back and gets a couple of points.

He trails 7-18
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Srikanth has opened up a TEN-POINT LEAD at 15-5
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It's 13-5 for the India No. 1
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Lubah's backhand lets him down in a fast exchange and Srikanth is up 11-4 at the mid-game interval.
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And the Indian now has control of the proceedings as errors from Lubah keep mounting.

7-3 to Srikanth
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Srikanth has a tiny lead of 3-2 in the initial stages of the second game
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Srikanth has pocketed the first game 21-13
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After a sluggish start, Srikanth now has EIGHT GAME POINTS AT 20-12
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Jump smash and Srikanth is 19-12
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Lubah gets 2 points but it hardly deters Srikanth, who is up 17-12
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Srikanth misses a rare smash and gifts his opponent a point.

Still has a healthy lead of 15-10
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13-9 for Srikanth as he comes up with a huge smash!
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And with a great combination of smashes and lobs, the Indian wrests away the advantage from Lubah and goes up to 11-9 at the mid-game interval.
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Srikanth is playing better as he is steadily settling into this match.

Still trails Lubah by one point.

8-9
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Lubah struggles at the net and Srikanth gets a couple of points.

5-7
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And the precision from Srikanth on the smashes is missing currently.

He is down 3-7
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And he gets a point to trail his unheralded opponent 2-4
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Wow! wow! The Mauritius shuttler is 3-1 up on Srikanth
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And it is 1-1
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First point to Srikanth
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And we are off!
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Srikanth is the top seed in this competition!
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Srikanth, who is set to become THE WORLD NO. 1 TOMORROW, beat Lee Chong Wei in his last match at Gold Coast!

What a performance that was! Shall we see such brutal aggression from the India No. 1 again today?
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Saina Nehwal has won her match and Kidambi Srikanth has arrived on the court.
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Badminton Men's Singles Round of 32. Stay tuned for updates!
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As Day 7 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games progresses, India will be looking to continue what has been a good run in the competition so far. Next event is Badminton Men's Singles Round of 32.

India will be represented by Kidambi Srikanth in his first match in this event and will be taking on Aatish Lubah of Mauritius.

Kidambi Srikanth is presently World No.2 and this should be an easy win for him. He failed to leave a mark at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He has grown a lot as a player and gained plays with much more maturity now. Kidambi Srikanth is certainly one of the favorites to go all the way to the Finals of the Men's Singles.
 
Day 6 did not bring too many medals for India. However, it did bring progression as many Indian athletes find themselves in potential medal positions. Heena Sidhu claimed the only gold for India on Day 6 in the Women's 25m Pistol. The Indian Men's & Women's Hockey team both qualified for the Semifinals.

India will be hoping Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games 2018 is just as successful as the previous days.