Srikanth Kidambi vs Shubham Prajapati, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Senior National Badminton Championships 2017 Quarterfinal

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 06, 2017 20:39 IST

Srikanth def Prajapati, 21-17, 23-21 to enter the semi-finals.


20:39 (IST)6 NOV 2017

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20:37 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And with that, the tournament's top two seeds - Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth and Prannoy have all progressed into the semi-finals. 

20:36 (IST)6 NOV 2017


Prajapati gave his all and nearly took one game away from the World No. 2. But Srikanth showed exactly why he has won FOUR Superseries titles this year! It is his ability to remain calm under pressure and grind out wins in close matches that has given him so much success this year. And he displayed that amply today at the National Championships!

20:31 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Final score: Srikanth def Prajapati, 21-17, 23-21 to enter the semi-finals.

20:30 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And Srikanth takes two quick points to clinch the win!


20:29 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And Srikanth saves it too!


20:28 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Second game point for Prajapati...21-20

20:27 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And Srikanth saves it!


20:27 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Prajapati has a game point!

20:26 (IST)6 NOV 2017

19-19 is the score now...who will take the next point?

20:26 (IST)6 NOV 2017

This is reminiscent of Srikanth's tough French Open semi-final against Prannoy.

20:26 (IST)6 NOV 2017

18-18....tense times!

20:25 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And the French Open champion has levelled!


20:24 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Will Srikanth finish in two games?

20:24 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Prajapati now has a solitary point advantage....17-16

20:22 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Prajapati is still very much in the driver's seat...16-13

20:22 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Srikanth has reduced the deficit to two points....trails 12-14

20:20 (IST)6 NOV 2017



20:19 (IST)6 NOV 2017

At half-time, it is Prajapati, who leads 11-9.

20:19 (IST)6 NOV 2017

But Prajapati won't let him have it easily. He again bags a couple of points to regain the lead...10-8 to Prajapati

20:18 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And the top seed snatches the lead. 8-7

20:18 (IST)6 NOV 2017

To nobody's surprise, the game is all even at 7-7 now!

20:17 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And the top seed continues his comeback...he trails by just one point now...5-6

20:16 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And now Srikanth is coming back, slowly and steadily!

3-5 he trails

20:15 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Prajapati leads the World No. 2, 5-1

20:15 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And 4-1

Wow! Some determination there!

20:15 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And Prajapati makes it 3-1

20:14 (IST)6 NOV 2017


Prajapati opens up a 2-1 lead

20:12 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And yes he does! This time Srikanth does not falter. He bags the opener, 21-17

20:12 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Once again Srikanth leads 19-17....can he hold on to it this time?

20:11 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And his efforts have paid off! He has levelled it at 17-17

20:11 (IST)6 NOV 2017

No surprise that Prajapati has once again come back to 16-17

20:10 (IST)6 NOV 2017

This is a game of cat-and-mouse chase!

Srikanth goes up and Prajapati comes back!

20:09 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Srikanth once again breaks away to lead 16-13

20:09 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Once more the determined Prajapati is breathing down on Srikanth's neck....13-14 he trails.

20:09 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Srikanth halts his comeback and grabs 2 points to advance to 14-11

20:08 (IST)6 NOV 2017

And Prajapati trails by just ONE POINT now....11-12

20:08 (IST)6 NOV 2017

2-point gap again as Srikanth leads 12-10

20:07 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Prajapati is going nowhere! He is still grinding it out.

8-11 he trails.

20:06 (IST)6 NOV 2017

It's 11-7 for the top seed at halftime.

20:06 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Prajapati took another point to close the gap but Srikanth has inched ahead to 10-7

20:05 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Now Srikanth inches ahead to 9-6

20:05 (IST)6 NOV 2017

It's still a two-point gap at 8-6

20:08 (IST)6 NOV 2017

From 4-5 down, Srikanth takes the next three points to make it 7-5.

20:07 (IST)6 NOV 2017

Next two points shared as well! 4-4!

20:06 (IST)6 NOV 2017

It's a tense start in the initial few points as both shuttlers trade blows. 3-3 after six points!

20:03 (IST)6 NOV 2017

The players are on court and we are ready for the start!

18:58 (IST)6 NOV 2017

World No. 2 and top seed in the men's singles draw at the Senior Badminton National Championships, Srikanth Kidambi will play his second match of the day in order to seal a spot in the final four of the competition. He will be up against Shubham Prajapati, who is the eighth seed.

Srikanth had an easy outing in his earlier match, as he recorded a routine victory over youngster Aryaman Tandon. After a slightly slow start, the six-time Super Series title winner picked up the pace and took the first game 21-14. The second game saw Srikanth take the match comfortably, as it finished 21-13.

Prajapati comes into the match off the back of a two-game win over Bodhit Joshi, where he took the first game narrowly at 21-19, before winning the second 21-16.

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