Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and updates: Kidambi Srikanth to face Chen Long in the final

Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and updates: Kidambi Srikanth to face Chen Long in the final
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    And that brings us to the end of Day 5 that saw the toast of the nation, Kidambi Srikanth, breeze past fourth seeded Shi Yuqi and book his place in the final of Australia Superseries.

    His third Superseries final in a row.

    Srikanth will now face Olympic Gold medallist Chen Long who prevailed over Koreas Lee Hyun Il in a closely fought semi-final.  

    Don't forget to visit our live blog tomorrow as we will be back to provide you all the updates from the finals of the Australia Open.

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  • 15:04 (IST)

    Other Results:

    In the Men's singles, Chen Long beat Lee Hyun Il  26-24 15-21 21-17, to meet Kidambi Srikanth in the final.

    In the Womens's doubles, Denmark's Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen beat the Japanese pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota 21-16 22-20 21-18 to reach the final.

    The Danish pair will meet the top seeded Japanese pair of Misaki Matsutumo and Ayaka Takahashi who breezed past the fourth seeded Chinese pair of Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan 21-17 21-11

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Nozomi Okuhara beats Sun Yu 21-18 18-21 21-14 to reach the finals of the Australia Superseries

  • 11:15 (IST)

    Nozomi Okuhara Vs Sun Yu 

    Okuhara downs Sun Yu in the decider 21-14 to reach the finals of the Australia Superseries

  • 11:12 (IST)

    Akane Yamaguchi beat Tai Tzu Ying 21-19 21-12 to reach her first Australia Superseries final

  • 10:59 (IST)

    21-12! An authoritative display by Akane Yamaguchi as she downs Tai Tzu Ying in the second game to book a place in the finals of the Australia Superseries 

  • 10:51 (IST)

    11-7! Yamaguchi is unsettling the World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying as she goes into the mid-game interval with a 4-point lead riding on the back of her wily strokeplay. 

  • 10:49 (IST)

    21-18! Sun Yu pushes the game into a decider. Okuhara loses steam towards the end to allow Sun Yu to clinch the second game 

  • 10:41 (IST)

    21-19! Yamaguchi just manages to slip past Tzu Ying to clinch the first game. However, little separated the two players in that tight contest. 

  • 10:32 (IST)

    11-6! Sun Yu displays a dominating performance in the second game to go into the mid-game interval with a comfortable 5-point lead 

  • 10:30 (IST)

    11-9! Akane Yamaguchi manages a slender 2-point lead over the top seeded Tai Tzu Ying.

  • 10:22 (IST)

    21-18! Nozomi Okuhara holds on to her nerves in the closing moments to seal the first game against Sun Yu

  • 10:16 (IST)

    World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying will be in action on Court 1 against third-seeded Akane Yamaguchi from Japan

  • 10:08 (IST)

    11-7 ! Okuhara goes into the mid-game interval with a 4-point lead over Sun Yu. 

  • 09:54 (IST)

    China's Sun Yu, who defeated India's Saina Nehwal in the quarter-final, will be in action against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara now

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    Kidambi Srikanth trounces Shi Yuqi: 21-10, 21-14

    What a resounding win this is for the man who is finally back to his best after recovering from a lengthy injury. Dominated the net shots, attacking drives from the mid-court and tiring rallies to send fourth seed Shi Yuqi packing in just 37 minutes. With this win, Srikanth enters his third successive Superseries final.

  • 09:20 (IST)

    20-14! Match-point for Srikanth as he thwarts the Chinese with yet another winner. Shi Yuqi is finding it difficult to return. 

  • 09:18 (IST)

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    18-12! Srikanth's attacking play is serving him so well against Shi Yuqi, who also loves to attack but he is outplayed here.

  • 09:14 (IST)

    17-11! Srikanth is proving to be too quick for Shi Yuqi. He dominates the forecourt and plays lobbed drives to drain the Chinese shuttler.

  • 09:11 (IST)

    15-11! Shi Yuqi hits a flat smash to close the gap on Srikanth's lead. Great footwork there

  • 09:10 (IST)

    14-8! Srikanth banks on his attacking prowess to take a 6-point lead in the second game. Shi Yuqi is forced to lift shots from the tramlines.

  • 09:08 (IST)

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    10-7! Three points on the trot for the World No 1 as Shi Yuqi commits net errors to give Srikanth the advantage.

  • 09:06 (IST)

    8-7! Srikanth continues to maintain his lead despite Shi Yuqi's efforts to push the Indian towards the backcourt.

  • 09:05 (IST)

    7-6! Seems like a close contest in the second game as both shuttlers are trying to hit wide and stretch each other as we approach the mid-game interval. Srikanth leads

  • 09:04 (IST)

    6-5! Srikanth manages to get hold of his backhand shot from the mid-court; leads by a point.

  • 09:03 (IST)

    4-4! Shi Yuqi gets the better of Srikanth twice on the net to level the scores in the second game.

  • 09:02 (IST)

    He is in sublime form!

  • 09:01 (IST)

    4-2! The second game is underway and Srikanth wastes no time to take a two-point advantage early on in the second game. 

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  • 08:59 (IST)

    Kidambi Srikanth seals opening game: 21-10

    India's Srikanth ran away with the lead after the mid-game interval to claim the first game in just 15 minutes. Dominated the net shots and often smashed a few shots to unsettle fourth seed Shi Yuqi.

  • 08:56 (IST)

    18-10! Srikanth has unsettled his opponent with a barrage of flat smashes and accurate net shots.

  • 08:53 (IST)

    15-9! Srikanth wins 4 points on the trot to put some pressure on the Chinese shuttler. 

  • 08:51 (IST)

    12-9! Shi Yuqi is being beaten at the net. Looks like Srikanth has a plan here.

  • 08:49 (IST)

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    9-6! Srikanth maintains his lead with a series of attacking strokes from the forecourt. Shi Yuqi misjudges the shot twice.

  • 08:47 (IST)

    8-5! Srikanth opens up a three-point lead as we approach the interval of the first game.

  • 08:46 (IST)

    6-5! Shi Yuqi pulls one back with a deceptive jump smash. One of the reasons why this match will be entertaining is because both Srikanth and Yuqi loves to attack.

  • 08:44 (IST)

    6-4! Srikanth takes a two-point lead against Shi Yuqi in the first game. 

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    3-3! Classy crosscourt drive by Shi Yuqi levels the scores in the opening game. Both players are prioritising the mid-court position. 

  • 08:41 (IST)

    1-1! Both shuttlers played drop shots to earn a point. Notably, Srikanth is looking to attack early on in the opening game.

  • 08:39 (IST)

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    Kidambi Srikanth vs Shi Yuqi: Preview

    World No 11 Srikanth takes on China's Shi Yuqi in the semi-final of the men's singles as the Indian shuttler eyes his third successive Superseries final appearance. The duo met at the quarter-final Singapore Open where Srikanth defeated Yuqi in straight games. 

  • 08:28 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of the penultimate day at 2017 Australian Open Superseries badminton tournament as Srikanth Kidambi takes on China's Shi Yuqi while Tai Tzu Ying faces a tough challenge. Stick around as we will provide you live scores and updates. 

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament on Friday.

File image of India's Srikanth Kidambi. AP

File image of India's Srikanth Kidambi. AP

Continuing his fine run, recently-crowned Indonesia Open champion Srikanth defeated fellow Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth in the men's singles quarter-finals.

Srikanth, who was in his third quarter-finals in the last five tournaments that he has participated in, made it to the semi-finals with a 25-23, 21-17 win in a match that lasted for 43 minutes.

Elsewhere, China's Shi Yuqi defeated defending champion Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in straight games and set up an exciting semi-final clash with Srikanth on Friday.


Published Date: Jun 24, 2017 03:21 pm | Updated Date: Jun 24, 2017 03:22 pm


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