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Kidambi Srikanth vs Henri Hurskainen Live Score, Rio Olympics 2016: Live score updates

Kidambi Srikanth 21-6, 21-18 Henri Hurskainen
Updated: 14 August 2016 20:58 IST - Published: 14 August 2016 19:32 IST
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This was a  much needed result for the Indian badminton contingent following the Saina Nehwal ouster earlier in the evening.

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The opening game proved to be a completely one-sided affair as the Indian won the game 21-6 but in the second  game Hurskainen gave his Indian opponent a very good fight but the former World No.3 proved to be too good in the end.

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Thats it! Srikanth wins the second game 21-18 and is in the Round of 16

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two match point opportunities for Srikanth

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Key phase in the contest

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Wide from Srikanth again! Errors are creeping into his game.

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19-17! Hurskainen hanging in there just about

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Srikanth two points away from a win here! 19-16

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18-15 to Srikanth! It has gotten a bit close here

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A super rally ends with Srikanth firing one wide. He still leads 17-15

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The Indian is three points away from a win. Need to close this down!

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The players have taken a small break.

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Srikanth smashes one into his won net! 16-14

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16-13 in favour of Srikanth. He is 5 points away from a win!

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Fine play from Hurskainen near the net. Srikanth leads 15-13

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Srikanth looking very good here. Leads 15-12

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A two-point lead for Srikanth. 14-12

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It is 12-12 and getting into that nervy period for Srikanth

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Jump smash coming to Srikanth's rescue again. The game back on level terms. 11-11

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It has been a much more even contest in the second game with the Swede playing an aggressive game, but Srikanth has managed to keep the difference down to just one.

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At the interval in the second game, Henri Hurskainen of Sweden leads by 11-10.

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Net kill from Hurskainen makes it 10-10

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A much more even contest in the second game.

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The Indian is back in front. Leads 9-8

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We are on level terms. 8-8