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Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017, Group Stage: Srikanth Kidambi vs Shi Yuqi, Live Badminton Score and Updates

Shi Yuqi def Srikanth Kidambi 21-17, 19-21, 21-14
Updated: 15 December 2017 22:06 IST - Published: 15 December 2017 20:45 IST
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That ends our Dubai World Superseries Finals liveblog for the day. Thanks for staying with us. Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of the semi-finals.

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Goodbye!
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Srikanth thus ends the Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017 winless, but at least he could show his usual fighting skills to snatch the second game. That was a big positive he can take away from his Dubai campaign.

He will need time to get back his confidence and usual sharpness. See you in 2018, champ!
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Final score: Shi Yuqi def Srikanth Kidambi 21-17, 19-21, 21-14 in 1 hour 7 minutes.
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This was Shi Yuqi's first ever win over Srikanth in four meetings!
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Shi Yuqi needs just one match point to convert and get the win
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And the Chinese has reached match points now.

20-14
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Srikanth takes two points on the trot to close the gap to four points

14-18
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It's 18-12 in favour of the Chinese
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Srikanth takes one point

10-16
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Shi Yuqi has now gone up to 16-9

It's now or never for Srikanth!
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It continues to be a massive five-point gap as the Chinese leads 13-8
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Is Srikanth fading away? Can he stage one more of his comebacks?
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Shi Yuqi added the next three points to his kitty as well and now has an 11-6 at the mid-game interval.
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Shi Yuqi now has a two-point advantage over the Indian

8-6
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This is a very close contest for now.

The Chinese has a mini lead of 5-4
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It's 3-3, although pretty early stage
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THIRD GAME

Shi Yuqi has a mini lead of 2-1
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That was a very impressive fightback from the India No. 1, showing glimpses of his fighting skills.

Can that inspire him to take another game?
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Srikanth takes two quick points to bag the second game, 21-19
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Who will take the next one?

Tense times!
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Srikanth makes it 19-19
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Shi Yuqi takes a vital point to inch ahead to 19-18
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And the India No. 1 makes it 18-18

Can he extend this match?
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And the Chinese breaks away to grab the next 2 points and lead 18-16
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And it continues to be tight....16-16
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All even at 15-15
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In a battle of attrition, the young Chinese still has the edge.

He soars to 15-14
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The Indian doesn't give up!

He has made it 13-13
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Srikanth is still in the hunt even though he is trailing currently.

Shi Yuqi is up 12-11
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It's a slim lead of 11-10 for the Chinese going into the mid-game interval.
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And Srikanth comes storming back to 10-10
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But, just like before, the Chinese is the one, who continues to sneak ahead.

Shi up 9-8
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We are back to all level again

7-7
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A long rally goes in favour of the Indian...he trails 5-6
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The Chinese is now up 5-4
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How long can Srikanth keep it going? He is definitely aiming to end his career-best season on a winning note. Can he do it?
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Srikanth has fought back to 3-3
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The Chinese is only gaining in confidence now. Builds a 3-1 lead
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SECOND GAME

1-1
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Shi Yuqi bags the opener, 21-17
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Three game points for the Chinese at 20-17
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Srikanth pulls one back to trail 17-19

Still a long way to go!
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Can the Indian show his usual composure and bring forth his fighting skills here?
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18-16 it is to Shi Yuqi currently
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We are once again back to level terms.

16-16
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Srikanth pulls one back but the Chinese is unperturbed.


He calmly restores a two-point lead at 16-14
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Shi Yuqi steps up here and builds a two-point lead over Srikanth

15-13
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It's 12-12 as the two refuse to give each other any space
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It's 11-11 post-interval
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And it's the Indian, who takes a mini lead of 11-10 at the mid-game interval.