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Parupalli Kashyap vs Pannawit Thongnuam Korea Open Qualifying Round 2 Live Updates Online

Updated: 27 September 2016 11:50 IST - Published: 27 September 2016 10:41 IST
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Kashyap now enters the main draw of the Korea Open Superseries.

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Kashyap WINS!!!!!! Final score: 15-21, 21-16, 21-15

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And the Indian converts his first match point, 21-15

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But Kashyap has dashed his hopes by getting to 20-15.

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He has reduced the gap to 15-19.

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The Thai trying his best to fight back, 13-19.

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And he extends it further, 19-12

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The lead is still there with the Indian who is now in sniffing distance of the finish line at 18-12.

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Kashyap clearly in the driver's seat but cannot afford to relax. He is ahead 16-11.

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But Thongnuam does not want to go away so soon! He cuts down the lead to 10-14.

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This looks to be going the Indian's way. He is now up 14-8.

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after the break, the Thai does try to show spirited fight but Kashyap still maintains a good lead of 12-6.

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At the mid-game interval, Kashyap has a healthy lead of 11-3

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This is one-way traffic now. 10-3

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Super Kashyap builds on it further, 9-3

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But no! The Indian puts to rest all those doubts as he bags a flurry of points once more to go up 6-3.

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Is Kashyap getting complacent? He let the Thai come back to make it 3-4.

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......before Thongnuam finally gets on the board, 1-4.

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And he extends it to 4-0

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Kashyap is unstoppable! He is up 3-0 in the third game.

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But that is the only time in this game when Kashyap relented. The irrepressible Kashyap surges to 20-16 and converts his first game point to take the second game 21-16.

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Thongnuam does try to make a mini comeback and he makes it 14-18.

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The Indian is up 18-11

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Seong-nam Indoor Stadium is reverberating with the thunderous sounds of the magical shots form Kashyap's racquet.

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Kashyap's remarkable defensive skills are showing. He wins a long rally to stretch the lead to 16-9.

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And he maintains the five-point advantage, 14-9.

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Kashyap extends the lead to 13-8.

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Does the youngster have anything left in him to challenge the veteran in this battle of youth vs experience?

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The points are quick and Kashyap in full control now. He races ahead to 11-6.

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And he maintains the two-point lead, 8-6.

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The Indian is beginning to assert himself, 7-5.

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And the two are now deadlocked at 5-5.

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The Thai jumps out to 4-3. But never count out the veteran Kashyap!

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Surely, he knows a thing or two about winning!

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Thongnuam is relentless. He won the Romanian International this year and is ranked No. 100. 

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Can the 30-year-old do it all over again? 

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This is eerily similar to the match that Kashyap played in the first round of qualifying just sometime back. He had to take the long road to save multiple match points and subdue his younger opponent. 

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But the Thai remained unfazed and grabbed the opener, 21-15.

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The Indian tried his best to reduce the gap and made it 15-19.

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He is unable to stop the charge of his younger rival who is looking fresh and determined and surges ahead to 18-13.

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Is Kashyap feeling the effects of his long match in the earlier round?

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The 20-year-old Thai shuttler, Pannawit Thongnuam edges ahead to 14-11.

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The early stages of the match proving to be very competitive.

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Kashyap put up a brilliant show of guts in the first round of qualifying as he saved three match points to beat 815th ranked Korean Ko Gyung Bo, 15-21, 23-21, 21-19.

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