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Highlights, Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu into semi-final, Srikanth bows out of tournament

Catch the live scores and updates from Day 2 of the Dubai World Superseries Finals as Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu take centrestage in the group stage

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Highlights, Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu into semi-final, Srikanth bows out of tournament

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Dec 14, 2017 - 21:57 (IST)

Yet another mixed day for Indian fans.

While PV Sindhu booked a semi-final berth defeating Sayaka Sato, Kidambi Srikanth had to bow out of the tournament following his second consecutive loss in the tournament. 

The women's division is more or less decided with Sindhu joining Akane Yamaguchi and Ratchanok Intanon who confirmed their berths earlier in the day.

In the men's division Shi Yuqi confirmed his place with his victory over Viktor Axelsen today. 

Join us tomorrow for the third day's action at the Dubai World Superseries Finals where the rest of the semi-final berths will be confirmed.

Thank you!!! 

Dec 14, 2017 - 21:44 (IST)

And that's a wrap.

PV Sindhu wins 21-13, 21-12 in just 36 minutes. 

 The Indian ace dominated proceedings right from the toss and the Japanese shuttler was completely outplayed by Sindhu especially in the second game. Sindhu has now booked a semi-final berth at the Dubai World Superseries Finals 

Dec 14, 2017 - 21:36 (IST)

17-7! Sindhu is decimating Sayaka Sato in the second game. Seven successive points and the match is more or less sealed in favour of the Olympic silver medallist who is 4 points away from booking her place in the semi-final 

Dec 14, 2017 - 21:33 (IST)

Dec 14, 2017 - 21:28 (IST)

4-1! Sindhu races to an early lead in the second game. She will hope to end the game as soon as possible and confirm a semi-final berth 

Dec 14, 2017 - 21:20 (IST)

21-13! Sindhu clinches the opening game with relative ease outplaying Sayaka Sato who showed glimpses of what she is made of, but Sindhu gained the upper hand pretty early in the game and never allowed the Japanese shuttler to catch a breather

Dec 14, 2017 - 21:19 (IST)

19-11! Sindhu has raced to open the lead in the opening game and is now two points away from winning the game

Dec 14, 2017 - 21:17 (IST)

15-10! Sindhu has increased the lead after the break. For every point won by Sato post the interval, Sindhu has managed to win one too and this is keeping her ahead of the Japanese Shuttler

Dec 14, 2017 - 21:12 (IST)

11-8! Sindhu goes into the mid-game interval with a three-point lead. Sayaka has made a decent comeback after trailing 4-9 at one point. 

Dec 14, 2017 - 21:10 (IST)

9-4! Sindhu is racing away in the opening moments of the game. A five point lead in the initial minutes allows Sindhu to hold the advantage 

Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth began their campaign at the season-ending World Superseries Finals in contrasting styles at the Hamadan Sports Complex on Wednesday.

While Sindhu defeated He Bingjiao 21-11, 16-21, 21-18 in an hour and four minutes in her Group A opener, Srikanth fell against Danish world champion Viktor Axelsen, who took only 38 minutes to register a 21-13, 21-17 win in Group B.

Three-time World Championships medallist Sindhu will meet Sayaka Sato of Japan on Thursday.

Sayaka lost to compatriot Akane Yamaguchi 12-21, 19-21 in 31 minutes on the opening day

Srikanth will face Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen in his next match.

Chou Tien lost to Chinese Shi Yuqi 19-21, 17-21 in 31 minutes on Wednesday.

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