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Srikanth Kidambi vs Kazumasa Sakai, Indonesia Open 2017 Final - As it happened

Live coverage of the Indonesia Open final featuring India's Srikanth Kidambi.
Updated: 18 June 2017 15:51 IST - Published: 18 June 2017 15:42 IST
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Final score: 21-11, 21-19 win for Srikanth
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SRIKANTH KIDAMBI IS THE INDONESIA OPEN CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!!
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And he wins!!!!!!!!
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Can he?
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Match Point after netcord deflects the shuttle
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Great angle, great attack from Sri....19-19
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Wide from Sri...
Sakai is up 19-18
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18-18
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Sakai moved Sri around the court and it pays off...goes up 18-17
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Smash from Sri and it is 17-17
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Early returns from Sri and gets a point...16-17
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Extends it to 17-15
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Big smash to Sri's forehand wing by Sakai and he is up 16-15
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Getting quite tense
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15-15 now
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Sri's shot is blocked by the top of the net....14-15
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Sakai not giving up....14-14
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It indeed helped the Indian to level matters at 13-13 and then take a 14-13 lead
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Crowd is chanting, "Let's go, Srikanth, let's go!!"
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12-13 now
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Sri trailing 11-13 now
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Some clarity of thought here from the former World No. 3..he comes back to 10-12
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Sri has been way too passive in this game...the same problem that he had in Singapore.
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Now one more point for Sri to close the gap to 8-12
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But Sakai is still like a wall..12-7