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India Open 2018, First Round: Kidambi Srikanth vs Lee Cheuk Yiu, Live Match Updates

Srikanth wins 21-17, 21-18
Updated: 31 January 2018 15:28 IST - Published: 31 January 2018 11:50 IST
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And with this win, he joins Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in the second round.
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That was a good performance from the India No. 1, despite some fightback from his opponent. It will surely stand him in good stead as the tournament progresses.
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And Srikanth indeed does!

Lee sends a crosscourt shot wide and the Indian wins and marches into R2.

21-17, 21-18
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19-18 to the former champion

Lee is fighting back very well.

Can Srikanth close it out here?
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Srikanth smashes into the net.

18-17
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Srikanth leads 18-16
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17-14 to the former champion
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Lee reduced the deficit to three points after some strong play.

12-15
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15-10 to the India No. 1, who is looking very much in command now
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Big crosscourt smash by the Indian and he is up 13-8
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It's 11-8 to the India No. 1 going into the mid-game interval.
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And Sri proceeds to 9-8 after Lee fumbles at the net
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Lee takes a slender lead of one point.

7-6
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And it is 5-5
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But good comeback from Lee. He has made the game all even now.
4-4
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Some great exchanges at the net to begin the second game with.

Srikanth leads 2-0
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And he gets the job done.

First game to Srikanth

21-17
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Srikanth now has three game points.

20-17
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It's 18-15 to the India No. 1
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The pace of the match has picked up. A lot more aggression from both players but it is Srikanth, who looks comfortable at the moment.

Up 16-12
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The game continues to be highly competitive.

The Indian is barely ahead at 12-11
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It's 11-10 to Srikanth going into the midgame interval.
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Srikanth cuts down the errors and makes it 9-7
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Srikanth sends the shuttle long after a great rally and it is 6-6
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