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Development our only agenda: PM tells Karnataka BJP workers        13 school children killed as train hits school van in UP        24 injured as gas cylinder explodes in Ludhiana        Minor raped at gunpoint in Muzaffarnagar, accused held        Supreme Court judges urge CJI to hold full court on issues plaguing judiciary        Macron urges US to help reinvent multilateralism        Scandal-plagued Madrid leader steps down        MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu bury RCB as CSK chase down 206 to win        Gautam Gambhir steps down as Delhi Daredevils captain, Shreyas Iyer to lead        Prices of energy commodities set to rise by 20 pc this year: World Bank        Parmanu– The Story of Pokhran to Release on 25th May, 2018        Asaram case: Rape victim's father happy to get justice        States like UP, Bihar keeping India backward: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant        Engine of Chennai-bound train derails, no casualties        Asaram found guilty of rape, two co-accused convicted        Watch Video: Thrissur Pooram 2018 off to an amazing start        Mysterious deaths in Pinarayi: Soumya confesses to murder of her children, parents        What led to currency deficiency in India? Facts you must know / Video        Trump admin toughens H1-B visa procedure        Thrissur Pooram 2018: Muthukuda preparations in full swing / Video        
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Sports News
Indonesia Open: Sensational Kidambi Srikanth thrashes Kazumasa Sakai to capture 2nd Super Series Premier title
 
(New Delhi, June 18,2017):Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai in the men's singles final of the Indonesia Open on Sunday to claim his second Super Series Premier and third Super Series title at the Jakarta Convention Center.

The 22nd ranked Indian took just 37 minutes to beat the world number 47 in straight games, 21-11 21-19. The win help Srikanth avenge his compatriot HS Prannoy, who lost to the Japanese in yesterday's semi-final in three grueling games.

The Indian shuttler showed his supreme match fitness to finish the match inside an hour. In the previous four games in the tournament, he emerged unscathed despite playing three three-game thrillers.

Continuing his brilliant form, the 24-year-old from Guntur started the title clash in style, winning 21-11 in just 13 minutes. But the Japanese came back strongly to pose a fight-back, and was leading 13-11, then 17-15 as the match threatened to go all three games. But from 19-19, the more experienced Indian hold his nerve to close out the match with a tight 21-19 win.

This is their first ever meeting.

Last month, he lost in the final of Singapore Open to compatriot B Sai Praneeth. This was his fourth Super Series final. He had previously won the 2014 China Open and 2015 India Open.

He thus became the second Indian to capture the prestigious title, after Saina Nehwal, who won three times in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Srikanth has been in sublime form these couple of months. After losing to Praneeth in Singapore title clash, he shocked some of the biggest names in the game in Jakarta. Yesterday, he got the better of world number one one Son Wan Ho of Korea in three games, 21-15,14-21, 24-22 which lasted one hour and 12 minutes.

Before the semis, he defeated Tzu Wei Wang, ranked 19th, of Taiwan in straight games 17-21, 15-21. And before that he slayed Danish giant and world number four Jan O Jorgensen in three-game thriller, 21-15, 20-22, 21-16, and that was after playing a three-game thriller against 11th ranked Wong Ki Vincent of Hong Kong, which he won 21-15, 17-21, 21-16.


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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NATIONAL NEWS
24 injured as gas cylinder explodes in Ludhiana
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Prices of energy commodities set to rise by 20 pc this year: World Bank
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