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As it happened - Srikanth Kidambi vs Sai Praneeth, Australian Open 2017 Quarter-finals

Srikanth wins, 25-23, 21-17
Updated: 23 June 2017 11:26 IST - Published: 23 June 2017 10:28 IST
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That was a great start to the day! We have more badminton action coming up as Saina and Sindhu take the court later in the day. Stay tuned and keep following Sportskeeda.
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And with this win, Srikanth is now on an eight-match winning streak too!
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And this will indeed boost his confidence further...there's no doubt about it!
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This was just Srikanth's 2nd career win over Sai in 7 meetings and his first since 2014
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Final Score: 25-23, 21-17 win for Srikanth Kidambi
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SRIKANTH WINS!!!!!! 21-17
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Sai SAVES one....17-20
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And Srikanth reaches match points at 20-16
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It's 17-14 now for Srikanth
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And Sai once more claws back to 13-16
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It's a FOUR-POINT LEAD now for Srikanth...16-12
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It's 14-12 for Srikanth now
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And just like that, Sai grabs a couple of points to make it 12-13
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But don't count out Sai yet....remember how he made a comeback at the Singapore Open final.
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And he increases it further....13-10
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After the break, Sai gets a point but Sri quickly stops his momentum to extend his lead to 12-10
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And Srikanth has an 11-9 advantage at half-time
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Sai fights back but Sri is still ahead at 10-9
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And he maintains the two-point lead...9-7
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And Sri is increasing the gap between him and Sai...leads 8-6
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It's 6-5 for Srikanth.
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Now Sri adds 3 points to go up to 5-4
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It's 4-2 now for Sai...Sri is trying to make his comeback
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SECOND GAME

Sai begins well just like the last game...leads 3-0
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If that was the first game, what's in store in the second we wonder!