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Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and updates: Kidambi Srikanth thumps Chen Long to claim title

Catch the live scores and updates from the final day of 2017 Crown Group Australia Open Superseries as Kidambi Srikanth takes on reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in the men's singles final.

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Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and updates: Kidambi Srikanth thumps Chen Long to claim title

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June 25, 2017 - 15:37 (IST)

The Australia Superseries came to a close today. The highlight of which was Kidambi Srikanth's 22-20 21-16 straight games win over Olympic gold medallist Chen Long.

Srikanth's maiden Australia Superseries victory, his fourth Superseries title overall and his second one on the trot has brought the Indian men's badminton to the forefront of the popular sport.

With Indians consistently defeating higher ranked players in top-level tournaments, the future of the Indian contingent looks bright ahead of the upcoming world championships in August. 

Hope you enjoyed our live blog and coverage of the Australia Superseries.

We will see you soon!

Till then, take care!
 

  

June 25, 2017 - 13:59 (IST)

In the final match of the Australia Superseries, the Chinese pair of Siwei Zheng and Qingchen Chen came back from one game down to win the mixed doubles title 18-21 21-14 21-17 against the Indonesian pair of Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto

June 25, 2017 - 13:33 (IST)

Kidambi Srikanth is reaping the rewards of his hardwork. The BAI has replicated its gesture from the Indonesia Superseries win. 

June 25, 2017 - 13:20 (IST)

June 25, 2017 - 13:18 (IST)

June 25, 2017 - 13:06 (IST)

June 25, 2017 - 13:06 (IST)

The accolades are pouring for Kidambi Srikanth from all quarters

June 25, 2017 - 12:49 (IST)

In Men's doubles, the Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda sail past the pair of Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia) and Boon Heong Tan(Malaysia) 21-17 21-19

June 25, 2017 - 12:26 (IST)

Former Indian Opener was among the first cricketers to extend his wishes to the Australia Superseries champion 

June 25, 2017 - 12:24 (IST)

And some stats coming your way...

India has now won 3 of the 6 men's singles titles in Superseries events in 2017. B Sai Praneeth at the Singapore Open, and Srikanth at the Indonesia and Australia Open. 


(Image credit: Badminton updates/Twitter)

Kidambi Srikanth continued his dream run and grabbed a third successive Superseries final spot at the Australian Open with a straight-game victory over China's Shi Yuqi on Saturday.

Highlights Australia Superseries badminton scores and updates Kidambi Srikanth thumps Chen Long to claim title

Srikanth Kidambi will take on Chen Long in the final. AP

Srikanth, who had reached the summit clash in Singapore and Indonesia, joined Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, the Chinese duo of Chen Long and Lin Dan to become only the fifth player in the world to contest three successive Superseries finals.

A former World No 3, Srikanth, who had reached the semifinals in the last edition, produced yet another near- perfect performance to outclass All England finalist Yuqi 21-10 21-14 in a 37-minute match to notch up his second win over the Chinaman. Srikanth had beaten him at the quarters of the Singapore Open in April.

Srikanth is slated to face reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in the men's singles final on Sunday.

With inputs from PTI

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