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Malaysia Open 2018, Men's singles, 2nd round: Kidambi Srikanth vs Tzu Wei Wang, Live Match Updates

Kidambi Srikanth defeated Wang Tzu Wei 22-20, 21-12
Updated: 28 June 2018 18:02 IST - Published: 28 June 2018 15:34 IST
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Kidambi Srikanth defeats Wang Tzu Wei, 22-20, 21-12. 
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Kidambi Srikanth takes Game 2, 21-12, and consequently the match. 
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Game Srikanth! 
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Game point to Srikanth. 
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19-11 to Srikanth. 
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Srikanth three points away from victory. 18-8. 
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Srikanth is in a ten point lead and looking extremely comfortable. 16-6. 
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13-5, Srikanth still in the lead. 
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11-3 to Srikanth now. 
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Wang gets another point after long, 10-2. 
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Srikanth takes an eight point lead. 9-1. 
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7-1 to Srikanth in Game 2. 
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Srikanth increases his lead, just as he did in Game 1. 5-1. 
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Srikanth takes a two-point lead. 3-1. 
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Both the players grab an early point. 1-1. 
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Game 2 begins.

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Game 2 will start shortly! 
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Wang fell just short of a miraculous comeback. Srikanth takes the game right at the end. 

Game 1: Srikanth 22-20 Wang. 

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Srikanth gets the all important point. He has taken Game 1 with the score 22-20. 
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Srikanth gets another important point! He is one point away from victory!
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WANG HAS CAUGHT UP WITH SRIKANTH! 20-20!
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Srikanth gets the crucial point! 20-18!
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Just the one point lead now! Wang has pulled of a great comeback, can he overturn the deficit now?
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Wang has come really close to Srikanth now. He is trailing by just two points. 19-17. 
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Srikanth two points away from victory. 19-15 to the Indian. 
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18-14 to Srikanth. 
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Srikanth four points away from victory. 17-13.
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16-12 to Srikanth. 
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Srikanth finally breaks Wang's streak. 15-11. 
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Wang is pulling somewhat of a comeback here. He manages to take another two points of Srikanth. 14-10. 
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Wang finally manages to get a streak on. He grabs two straight points. 14-8. 
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14-6 to Srikanth
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Srikanth maintaining his eight point lead. He is leading Wang, 13-5. 
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12-4 to the Indian now. 

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Srikanth has utterly dominated his opponent in Game 1. His is currently sitting comfortably in an eight point lead. 
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The Indian, however, wastes little time to increase the margin of points. Srikanth 11-3 Wang. 
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Finally Wang is able to break Srikanth's monopoly, he grabs one point off him. 9-3. 
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The Indian manages to grab his EIGHTH straight point! Srikanth is not giving Wang a chance to get back into the game! 8-2 to the Indian. 
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Two more points for the World no. 7! Srikanth 6-2 Wang. 
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Kidambi Srikanth showing good form early on. He has raced into a two point lead. 4-2 to the Indian. 
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The serve falls to Srikanth and he is able to convert both the points. 2-2. 
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Wang takes two quick points on his serve. He leads 2-0. 
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Finally, the match is underway!
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Wang's serve in Game 1. 
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The two shuttlers have played twice, with both the matches going in favor of the Indian. 
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In today's match, Kidambi Srikanth will face Tzu Wei Wang. 
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Hello all! Welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of BWF Malaysian Open 2018. 
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Malaysia Open. In Men's singles pre-quarterfinals, Kidambi Srikanth takes on Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei

Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after pulling off a win in the opening round of the USD 700,000 Malaysia Open World Tour super 750 tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. World No 7 Srikanth, who claimed four titles last season, dumped former World No 2 Jan Jorgensen of Denmark 21-18 21-9 in a 31-minute clash here.

The 25-year-old from Guntur will next face Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei, who defeated Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth 21-12, 21-7, in the other opening round match. It promises to be an exciting encounter. Stay tuned.

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