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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 15, 2017 22:06 IST

Shi Yuqi def Srikanth Kidambi 21-17, 19-21, 21-14

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22:06 (IST)15 DEC 2017

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.

Till then, keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the world of sports.

Goodbye!

22:00 (IST)15 DEC 2017

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!

21:57 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Final score: Shi Yuqi def Srikanth Kidambi 21-17, 19-21, 21-14 in 1 hour 7 minutes.

21:55 (IST)15 DEC 2017

This was Shi Yuqi's first ever win over Srikanth in four meetings!

21:52 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Shi Yuqi needs just one match point to convert and get the win

21:51 (IST)15 DEC 2017

And the Chinese has reached match points now.

20-14

21:50 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Srikanth takes two points on the trot to close the gap to four points

14-18

21:49 (IST)15 DEC 2017

It's 18-12 in favour of the Chinese

21:47 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Srikanth takes one point

10-16

21:47 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Shi Yuqi has now gone up to 16-9

It's now or never for Srikanth!

21:45 (IST)15 DEC 2017

It continues to be a massive five-point gap as the Chinese leads 13-8

21:43 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Is Srikanth fading away? Can he stage one more of his comebacks?

21:43 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Shi Yuqi added the next three points to his kitty as well and now has an 11-6 at the mid-game interval.

21:41 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Shi Yuqi now has a two-point advantage over the Indian

8-6

21:39 (IST)15 DEC 2017

This is a very close contest for now.

The Chinese has a mini lead of 5-4

21:37 (IST)15 DEC 2017

It's 3-3, although pretty early stage

21:35 (IST)15 DEC 2017

THIRD GAME

Shi Yuqi has a mini lead of 2-1

21:33 (IST)15 DEC 2017

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?

21:31 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Srikanth takes two quick points to bag the second game, 21-19

21:30 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Who will take the next one?

Tense times!

21:30 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Srikanth makes it 19-19

21:30 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Shi Yuqi takes a vital point to inch ahead to 19-18

21:29 (IST)15 DEC 2017

And the India No. 1 makes it 18-18

Can he extend this match?

21:28 (IST)15 DEC 2017

And the Chinese breaks away to grab the next 2 points and lead 18-16

21:26 (IST)15 DEC 2017

And it continues to be tight....16-16

21:24 (IST)15 DEC 2017

All even at 15-15

21:24 (IST)15 DEC 2017

In a battle of attrition, the young Chinese still has the edge.

He soars to 15-14

21:22 (IST)15 DEC 2017

The Indian doesn't give up!

He has made it 13-13

21:20 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Srikanth is still in the hunt even though he is trailing currently.

Shi Yuqi is up 12-11

21:19 (IST)15 DEC 2017

It's a slim lead of 11-10 for the Chinese going into the mid-game interval.

21:18 (IST)15 DEC 2017

And Srikanth comes storming back to 10-10

21:17 (IST)15 DEC 2017

But, just like before, the Chinese is the one, who continues to sneak ahead.

Shi up 9-8

21:15 (IST)15 DEC 2017

We are back to all level again

7-7

21:14 (IST)15 DEC 2017

A long rally goes in favour of the Indian...he trails 5-6

21:12 (IST)15 DEC 2017

The Chinese is now up 5-4

21:11 (IST)15 DEC 2017

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?

21:11 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Srikanth has fought back to 3-3

21:10 (IST)15 DEC 2017

The Chinese is only gaining in confidence now. Builds a 3-1 lead

21:09 (IST)15 DEC 2017

SECOND GAME

1-1

21:06 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Shi Yuqi bags the opener, 21-17

21:05 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Three game points for the Chinese at 20-17

21:04 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Srikanth pulls one back to trail 17-19

Still a long way to go!

21:03 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Can the Indian show his usual composure and bring forth his fighting skills here?

21:03 (IST)15 DEC 2017

18-16 it is to Shi Yuqi currently

21:02 (IST)15 DEC 2017

We are once again back to level terms.

16-16

21:01 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Srikanth pulls one back but the Chinese is unperturbed.


He calmly restores a two-point lead at 16-14

21:00 (IST)15 DEC 2017

Shi Yuqi steps up here and builds a two-point lead over Srikanth

15-13

20:59 (IST)15 DEC 2017

It's 12-12 as the two refuse to give each other any space

20:57 (IST)15 DEC 2017

It's 11-11 post-interval

20:56 (IST)15 DEC 2017

And it's the Indian, who takes a mini lead of 11-10 at the mid-game interval.
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