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

Catch the live scores and updates from the penultimate day of 2017 Australian Open Superseries badminton tournament as Srikanth Kidambi takes on China's Shi Yuqi while Tai Tzu Ying faces a tough challenge.

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

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June 24, 2017 - 15:20 (IST)

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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June 24, 2017 - 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

June 24, 2017 - 11:27 (IST)

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

June 24, 2017 - 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

June 24, 2017 - 11:12 (IST)

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

June 24, 2017 - 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 

June 24, 2017 - 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. 

June 24, 2017 - 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 

June 24, 2017 - 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. 

June 24, 2017 - 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 

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.

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

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.

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