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Commonwealth Games 2018: India vs Sri Lanka - Kidambi Srikanth vs Niluka Karunaratne

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 05, 2018 06:20 IST

Kidambi Srikanth wins 21-16, 21-10

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06:20 (IST)5 APR 2018

Srikanth wins the match 21-16, 21-10

06:19 (IST)5 APR 2018

He has a match point now 20-10

06:17 (IST)5 APR 2018

The Indian has now raced to 15-10

06:17 (IST)5 APR 2018

Srikanth leads 13-8

06:12 (IST)5 APR 2018

Srikanth makes a comeback into the match. He now has a lead of 8-7

06:11 (IST)5 APR 2018

The Lankan leads 7-4 now!!

06:09 (IST)5 APR 2018

Karunaratne leads 5-3 in the second game.

06:07 (IST)5 APR 2018

Srikanth trails 2-3 in the second game.

06:03 (IST)5 APR 2018

The second game gets underway shortly

06:02 (IST)5 APR 2018

And he does it! Srikanth Kidambi takes the first game 21-16!

06:00 (IST)5 APR 2018

Srikanth has a match point now. 20-15

05:58 (IST)5 APR 2018

The World No 2 is leading 18-14

05:55 (IST)5 APR 2018

Srikanth leads 15-10

05:54 (IST)5 APR 2018

Srikanth has now raced to a lead of 14-9

05:50 (IST)5 APR 2018

The scores are now tied at 8-8

05:49 (IST)5 APR 2018

Karunaratne now has a one point lead. 7-6

05:46 (IST)5 APR 2018

Karunaratne is giving his all..the match is tied 5-5.

05:44 (IST)5 APR 2018

Srikanth has a slender lead of only one point. 3-2

05:42 (IST)5 APR 2018

The match is underway! And Srikanth has an early lead! 2-0.

05:40 (IST)5 APR 2018

The match will start in a bit.

05:39 (IST)5 APR 2018

The players are on the court, warming up.

05:04 (IST)5 APR 2018

Kidambi Srikanth is all set to take on Niluka KArunaratne in the men’s singles event of India’s first match against Sri Lanka at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, today.

Srikanth is India’s numero uno men’s singles shuttler right now, after having stunned the world by clinching four Super Series titles last season.

However, his form has dipped of late, as injuries and poor form plagued the Guntur-born shuttler. Srikanth will be looking to put his disappointments behind him against KArunaratne, against whom he will be the clear favourite, to strengthen India’s lead in the match against Sri Lanka.

It will be interesting to see whether the star shuttler can make a good start to the Commonwealth Games with a win today.

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