Highlights Indonesia SSP, badminton scores and results: Kidambi Srikanth beats World No 1 Son Wan Ho to enter final

Highlights Indonesia SSP, badminton scores and results: Kidambi Srikanth beats World No 1 Son Wan Ho to enter final
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    So, that's all folks! What an entertaining day it has been for badminton and especially for Kidambi Srikanth who reached his second consecutive Super series finals. Unfortunately, we won't be able to witness an all-Indian final in the men's singles as HS Prannoy was ousted by Japan's Kazamusa Sakai in three games. Sung Ji Hyun will play Sayaka Sato in the final of women's singles. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Remember, we will be back again for the final day of the Indonesia Super Series Premier.

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    Sung Ji Hyun beats Beiwen Zhang: 21-10, 8-21, 21-10 Korea's Sung Ji enters the final of the Indonesia Open women's singles by winning a three-gane thriller against Beiwen Zhang of America. Sung Ji lost focus in the second game but she responded to that well and won the third and final game. It's Sayaka Sato vs Sung Ji Hyun in the final tomorrow.

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    Sung Ji Hyun wins the first game: 21-10 Out and out dominance by Korean Sung Ji in the first game against Chinese American Beiwen Zhang. This match is the sixth consecutive semi-final the World No 3 has played in.

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    Oh, look who is happy! 

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    Srikanth Kidambi becomes the first Indian to play in the men's singles final of the Indonesia Superseries Premier. Coach Mulyo Handoyo deserves a lot of credit, doesn't he?

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    Srikanth Kidambi downs Son Wan Ho: 21-15, 14-21, 24-22

    The battle between Srikanth and World No 1 Son Wan turned out to be one of the best games of the tournament as the Indian ace shuttler smashed his way into the final of the Indonesia Open in a three-game thriller! 
     

    Srikanth, who loves to attack with net plays, dominated the first game and kept a defensive Son Wan at bay. In the second game, the Korean clawed back in no time and raced into a seven-point lead before winning it. 

    The third game was an edge-of-the-seat stuff with both shuttlers not allowing either of them to take a healthy lead. At the end, it was the Pullela Gopichand Academy trainee whose attacking prowess paved the way for his second consecutive Superseries final. 

     

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    THAT'S IT! 

    Srikanth Kidambi throws his racquet and lets out a roar after playing magnificent badminton throughout the match. He beats Son Wan Ho 21-16, 14-21, 24-22 to enter the final!

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    23-22! Srikanth is just a point away from entering his second consecutive Superseries final. His court movements are phenomenal.

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    22-22! Unbelievable game of badminton here at the semi-finals of the Indonesia Superseries Premier. 

    The Jakarta Convention Center is just buzzing at the moment as Srikanth and Son Wan have put up a show in the third game.

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    19-18! WHAT. A. SMASH 

    Srikanth hits a brilliant jump smash to extend his lead. He is just two points away from winning the match.

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    18-17! A net error allows Srikanth to take a slender one-point lead.

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    17-16! Srikanth has taken the lead with an unplayable cross court shot. Son Wan looks under pressure now. 

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    15-14! Clever moves from Srikanth enables him to go and take the advantage in the third and final game. 

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    12-13! Finally, Srikanth ends up on the winning side of a 31-shot rally and is just one point away from levelling the scores. 

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    13-10! Srikanth is frustrated as his jump smash hits the net yet again. Errors just can't stop flowing from the Indian shuttler's racquet. 

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    7-7! The drift inside the Jakarta Convention Center is playing its part in this exciting semi-final clash between Srikanth and Son Wan. The Indian shuttler's attacking shots are landing wide or hitting the net. 

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    6-4! Srikanth takes a two-point lead and has repositioned himself to return quickly.  

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    3-3! There is nothing to separate the two in the third game. This is turning out to be a cracker of a match! 

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    Son Wan Ho wins the second game: 21-14

    Despite trailing for the major point of the game, the Korean sets up a fine comeback through a handful of forehand and backhand drives to force the match into a decider. Srikanth committed a lot of errors towards the end of the game.

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    19-14! Son Wan looks set to clinch the second game as Srikanth has lost the control of his net shots from the forecourt.

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    13-17! From being 13-10 down, Son Wan wins seven points on the trot to take a four-point lead in the second game. Srikanth needs to cover his backcourt.

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    13-10! Srikanth maintains the lead in the second game.

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    10-9! Looks like Son Wan is eager to turn the tables in the second game. He pips Srikanth and holds a narrow one-point lead.

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    8-5! Three points for Srikanth as well. The Indian plays two cross-court shots with perfection. 

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    6-5! Three successive points for Son Wan through forehand drives puts Srikanth under pressure now.

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    6-2! Now that's an indication of Srikanth's dominating play. More importantly, the 24-year-old has covered the court swiftly.  

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    The second game gets underway and Srikanth takes a 3-1 lead as he connects the shuttle with power to execute his favourite jump smash. 

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    Srikanth Kidambi wins first game: 21-15

    The Indian shuttler has played a series of attacking shots as Son Wan was caught napping at times on the forecourt. There is no hiding that Kidambi likes to play net shots and he has shown it in the first game.

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    19-13! Srikanth is running away with the lead. Needs two more points to seal the deal! 

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    18-12! Srikanth is just dominating with his clinical net play from the forecourt. Son Wan can't lunge towards the either of the tramlines in time to lift th shuttle.

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    15-11! Srikanth hits an outstanding 377 KPH winner to restore a four-point lead in the first game.

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    12-10! Son Wan strikes back by winning four back-to-back points, all from the forecourt to set up a comeback.

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    12-6! Srikanth wins five points on the trot to unsettle the Korean shuttler. The Indian has an amazing range of attacking shots! 

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    9-6! Both shuttlers win a point each to keep the pressure. 

Quarter-finals report: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy on Friday stormed into the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier after defeating reigning world and Olympic champion Chen Long of China in what he termed was a "very exhausting" quarter-final battle at the Jakarta Convention Center.

HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth in action at the Indonesia Open. AP

HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth in action at the Indonesia Open. AP

A day after knocking Olympic medallist and six-time Indonesia Open winner Lee Chong Wei out, the unseeded Prannoy stunned Long 21-18, 16-21, 21-19 in a match lasting an hour and 15 minutes.

"The match was very exhausting. I knew that Chen Long felt the same. I also knew that he even more exhausted as I did not make any mistake in the match, capable of making the shuttle still in the badminton lawn," Prannoy said after the match, as reported by Xinhua news agency.

Long's defeat to the Indian also ended China's campaign in the men's singles category of the tournament.

Prannoy played aggressively from the start and never allowed Long to dictate the terms. The Chinese, however, looked rusty as he is coming into the tournament after a break. Long struggled with his movement and conceded the first game 18-21.

He sealed the second game, riding on his deft net-game. But Prannoy then again got back to his very best and snatched the third by forcing Long to retrieve from difficult and wide positions.

Prannoy joined compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in the semi-finals as the latter got the better of Chinese Taipei's Tzu Wei Wang 21-15, 21-14 in 37 minutes.

In the semi-finals, Prannoy and Srikanth will meet Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai and South Korean second seed Wan Ho Son respectively.

Sakai stunned England's Rajiv Ouseph 13-21, 21-16, 21-10, while Son bested Chinese Taipei's sixth seed Chou Tien Chen 21-15, 21-17.

With inputs from IANS


Published Date: Jun 17, 2017 04:25 pm | Updated Date: Jun 17, 2017 10:10 pm


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