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As it happened - Srikanth Kidambi vs Shi Yuqi, Australian Open 2017 Semi-finals

Srikanth Kidambi wins 21-10, 21-14; advances to final
Updated: 24 June 2017 09:20 IST - Published: 24 June 2017 08:29 IST
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This is Srikanth's third consecutive Superseries final after losing the Singapore Open final and winning the Indonesia Open final last week!!!!!! What an incredible form he is in!!
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Final score: 21-10, 21-14 win for Srikanth Kidambi
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A big crosscourt smash and Srikanth WINS!!!!!
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Shi saves one with a brilliant clear
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Match points galore now.....20-13
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And he is back up!
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Sri slipped and fell awkwardly while smashing
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A rare error from the Indian....a lift that found the net
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18-11
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Great judgement from Srikanth....the Chinese had his shot going long....Sri up 17-11
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But Shi is finally showing some sparks here.....more intensity and he closes the gap to 11-15
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This is brilliant, brutal badminton from Sri and of the highest quality
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Srikanth is doing everything right at the moment
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One-way traffic....15-8
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14-8 now
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Smash and 13-8
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Brilliant finish at the net by Sri....12-8
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Chants of "Jeetega Bhai Jeetega, India Jeetega!" are heard in the stadium!!
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It's 11-8 for Srikanth at halftime
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10-7 after Shi's error
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Deception at the net to go up to 9-7
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Deception at the net to go up to 9-7
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Huge smash down-the-line from Sri....8-7
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Back to level.....7-7
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Backhand smash from Sri.....7-6
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Error from the Indian and it is 6-6
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5-5
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And he snatches the lead....Shi up 5-4
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What a cheeky crosscourt net shot from Shi! 4-4
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Shi Yuqi gets one point...3-4
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Huge roar as Sri goes up to 4-2
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Sri is dominating the forecourt so well....3-2
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It is 2-2
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Second Game

Fast-paced, attacking badminton from both....1-1
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The unstoppable Srikanth wraps up the opener, 21-10
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It is a whopping 9-point lead now!!!!

19-10
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17-10 now
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And the determined Indian keeps on bagging points....16-9
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But Srikanth stops his momentum and extends his lead further.....14-9
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After the break, the Chinese is trying to make his way back...9-12
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A confident Srikanth makes it 11-7 at halftime
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It's a 2-point advantage for the Indian.....9-7
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And builds on it further.....8-5
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A long rally went Srikanth's way, he is up 7-5
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Srikanth has now built a two-point advantage....6-4
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And it is back to 4-4
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Srikanth once more inches ahead to 4-3
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Shi Yuqi storms back to 3-3
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Srikanth has already asserted himself, up 3-1
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It is soon 1-1