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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

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807 for Srikanth. Can Srikanth go into the interval with the lead?

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Srikanth in front for the 1st time in this game. Leads 7-6

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Terrific smashing game from Srikanth, using his height and then smoking that shuttle. 

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Another smash from Srikanth. 6-6

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The Swede has opted for an aggressive game this time around.

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Lovely from Srikanth. The smash coming to the rescue again. Jump and a whack down the line. 6-5

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Lovely smash by Srikanth, buries it deep. 

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Hurskainen has looked good in this game so far and it isn't one-way traffic after all. Leads 6-4

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The Swede has opted for an aggressive game this time around

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Semblance of a comeback from Hurskainen, much better play in this game. 

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Hurskainen is attacking Srikanth's body and it is working. Leads 4-3

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Brilliant smash by Hurskainen. 

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Good start for the Swede in the second game. 3-2

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The Swede is targeting Srikanth's backhand. 

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Srikanth has covered the court very well today. 

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We are underway in the second game.

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This has been a totally one side match so far with Srikanth in complete control of proceedings. He needs to maintain this momentum in the second game and provide India with some positivity on what has been a hugely disappointing day in badminton.

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Thats long from the Swede and Srikanth wins the game 21-6

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14 game points for Srikanth.

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Lovely cross court smash from Srikanth and Hurskainen has no response to that. 18-5

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Srikanth looks in prime position to win this game. 4 points away.

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Excellent jump smash from Srikanth. He is bossing proceedings here. 17-5

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Srikanth jumped up and then shot out a smash. 

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Lovely touch, delicate drop from Srikanth. 

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Good attacking play from Srikanth. Finishes the rally with straight shot down the line. 14-5