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Srikanth Kidambi vs Tian Houwei, Live Badminton score and updates, Japan Open Super Series 2017 Round 1

Srikanth wins 21-15 12-21 21-11
Updated: 20 September 2017 07:54 IST - Published: 20 September 2017 07:04 IST
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Srikanth moves into the second round where he will face either Hu Yun or Anthony Ginting tomorrow.

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A 21-15 12-21 21-11 win for the Indian, which is just his second in eight attempts over Houwei.
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And he converts on the third opportunity! Srikanth is through to the next round.
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11 MATCH POINTS FOR SRIKANTH.
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19-9! 
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18-9! Srikanth three points away from the second round.
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17-8 now! Surely the matter is sealed now?
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15-7! Six more points to go for the Indian.
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13-7 now. Srikanth slowly but surely inching his way to match point.
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We've reached the interval in the decider and Srikanth leads 11-6. Can he hold on?
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8-5 as Srikanth maintains his lead.
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The Chinese fights back to make it 6-4, but Srikanth adds another to his tally. 7-4!
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6-1! Srikanth has opened up a quick gap early in the decider.
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What a start for Srikanth! 4-0 lead in the third and final game so far.
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In the rubber, Srikanth draws first blood. 2-0 lead!
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Who will come out on top in the decider? Let's find out.
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In the second game, it's Houwei's turn to garner eight game points. And he converts gleefully!

We're all square at one a piece! 21-15 12-21!
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The Chinese shuttler is now three points away from the second game. 12-18!
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It's 12-15 to Houwei now as we enter the business end of the game.
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11-14 as Houwei continues to maintain his advantage.
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After the interval, the Indian fights back to reduce the gap to 10-11.
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At the break, it's Houwei who leads 8-11.
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7-10 in favour of the Chinese shuttler now.
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7-8 to Houwei now as he continues to serve.
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All square once again! Srikanth responds with three points of his own as the score is now 6-6.