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Srikanth Kidambi vs Subhankar Dey, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Denmark Open Super Series 2017 First Round

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 18, 2017 20:50 IST

Srikanth defeated Dey 21-17, 21-15 to enter the second round.

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20:50 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will be in action later in the day.

You can follow Saina's match live here and Sindhu's match live here.

20:48 (IST)18 OCT 2017

That was a superb start for Srikanth. And Dey can be proud of the effort that he gave against a top-10 player. He made it very close in both the games.

20:45 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Final score: Srikanth def Dey 21-17, 21-15

20:45 (IST)18 OCT 2017

And Sri takes it, 21-15

20:44 (IST)18 OCT 2017

FIVE MATCH POINTS FOR SRIKANTH....20-15

20:43 (IST)18 OCT 2017

19-13 now for the India No. 1

20:42 (IST)18 OCT 2017

18-11.....Srikanth is just three points away from the win

20:41 (IST)18 OCT 2017

It's 17-10 now

20:39 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Srikanth has a commanding lead of 16-8

20:38 (IST)18 OCT 2017

It is 15-8 now

20:38 (IST)18 OCT 2017

It is 15-6 now for Srikanth....looking unstoppable!

20:36 (IST)18 OCT 2017

It is 11-5 after the break as Dey takes 3 points

20:35 (IST)18 OCT 2017

At the interval, Srikanth is up 11-2

20:34 (IST)18 OCT 2017

It's all Sri currently...10-2 it is for the World No. 8

20:34 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Dey looks have become subdued in this game.....he trails 2-9 now

20:33 (IST)18 OCT 2017

It's a SIX-POINT LEAD for Srikanth as he is up 8-2

20:31 (IST)18 OCT 2017

5-2 it is for the India No. 1.

20:30 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Again, much like the first game, Srikanth extends his lead to 4-1

20:29 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Can Dey show some of that fighting spirit in this game too?

20:29 (IST)18 OCT 2017

SECOND GAME

Srikanth inches ahead to 2-1

20:26 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Srikanth stops his comeback and bags the opening game 21-17

20:25 (IST)18 OCT 2017

And 17-19...Dey isn't giving up at all

20:24 (IST)18 OCT 2017

The determined Dey keeps coming back! 16-18 he trails

20:23 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Srikanth is careful not to let him back in...he leads 18-15

20:23 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Dey is closing the gap once again....he trails 15-17

20:22 (IST)18 OCT 2017

The difference continues to be of three points as Srikanth leads 16-13.

20:21 (IST)18 OCT 2017

And it is 15-12 for the World No. 8.

20:20 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Srikanth is fast out of the blocks after the break....He adds FOUR points to lead 14-12....clearly making his intentions clear.

20:18 (IST)18 OCT 2017

At the mid-game interval, it is Dey, who leads 11-10

20:17 (IST)18 OCT 2017

It is level at 10-10

20:17 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Wow! Surprising turn of events! Dey takes three points on the trot to LEAD 10-9

20:15 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Dey is fighting hard but Sri is always an inch ahead....9-7 he leads

20:15 (IST)18 OCT 2017

It's 8-5 for the India No. 1

20:13 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Srikanth adds a couple of points to go up to 7-3

20:13 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Dey gets a couple of points to reduce the gap to 3-5.

20:12 (IST)18 OCT 2017

And Srikanth asserts his supremacy soon enough. He races to 4-1.

20:11 (IST)18 OCT 2017

It's 1-1

20:11 (IST)18 OCT 2017

The match is finally about to start!

16:18 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Good afternoon and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the Denmark Open 2017 first round. The India No. 1 Srikanth Kidambi faces Indian qualifier Subhankar Dey for a second round berth.

This is a relatively easy opener for the Australian Open and Indonesia Open champion. Dey is ranked 74th, 66 places below the World No. 8 Srikanth and the two never met before. Dey won two rounds of qualifying in three games to reach this stage. Even though he has been improving fast of late, this is a tough match for Subhankar.

Srikanth will be eager to get back to winning ways after two back-to-back quarter-final appearances at the World Championships and the Japan Open Superseries. Considering he won two consecutive Superseries events before that, more was definitely expected from the Guntur-born ace shuttler. 

He would like to get off to a good start in Denmark and get a lot of confidence before a possible quarter-final meeting with the World No. 1 and reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen.
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