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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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