COOKIE CONSENT
Create
Notifications
Favorites Edit
Advertisement

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
...
Final score: 21-11, 21-19 win for Srikanth
...
SRIKANTH KIDAMBI IS THE INDONESIA OPEN CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!!
...
And he wins!!!!!!!!
...
Can he?
...
Match Point after netcord deflects the shuttle
...
Great angle, great attack from Sri....19-19
...
Wide from Sri...
Sakai is up 19-18
...
18-18
...
Sakai moved Sri around the court and it pays off...goes up 18-17
...
Smash from Sri and it is 17-17
...
Early returns from Sri and gets a point...16-17
...
Extends it to 17-15
...
Big smash to Sri's forehand wing by Sakai and he is up 16-15
...
Getting quite tense
...
15-15 now
...
Sri's shot is blocked by the top of the net....14-15
...
Sakai not giving up....14-14
...
It indeed helped the Indian to level matters at 13-13 and then take a 14-13 lead
...
Crowd is chanting, "Let's go, Srikanth, let's go!!"
...
12-13 now
...
Sri trailing 11-13 now
...
Some clarity of thought here from the former World No. 3..he comes back to 10-12
...
Sri has been way too passive in this game...the same problem that he had in Singapore.
...
Now one more point for Sri to close the gap to 8-12
...
But Sakai is still like a wall..12-7
...
Sri gets the first point after the break...7-11
...
At the break, Sri trails 6-11
...
Sakai is still comfortably placed at 10-6
...
Forces an error off Sakai.... Sri is trailing 6-9
...
Gets back one point for 5-9
...
9-4 for Sakai
...
But Sakai is up ahead at 8-4
...
Sri gets a point.....4-7
...
7-3 for the Japanese
...
Remember it was the second game where Sri lost it against Sai Praneeth at the Singapore Open final....ran out of energy. He needs to rebound soon or time will be running out.
...
6-3 for the Japanese now
...
Sakai maintains the lead.....up 5-3
...
Any twist in the tale?
...
But Sakai storms ahead to 4-2 now
...
But it is quickly 2-2
...
And Sri snatches the lead here...2-1
...
SECOND GAME

1-1 in the early stages
...
That was some determined display from the former World No. 3. He needs to keep it up in the next game too.
...
Another netcord helps Sri take the first game 21-11
...
Netcord brings luck.....20-11
...
He makes it 11-19
...
Finally Sakai gets a point....10-19
...
19-9 now
...
Great finish at the net by Sri....18-9
...
All Sri now....16-9