All England Badminton Semi-Finals Live Score: Lakshya Sen trails 12-15 in decision to Jonatan Christie | Badminton news


Live score from the All England Open badminton semi-finals: Lakshya Sen trails 12-15 in the third game after pushing his All-England semi-final against Indonesian Jonatan Christie to become decisive. The Indian responded to a 12-21 loss in the first game with a 21-10 victory in the second.

Lakshya was imperious in the second game, leading 17-4 in the second game at one point before closing out the decider without breaking a sweat. He returned the favor as it was the Indonesian who went from an 11-7 lead at mid-match to a 21-12 victory in the first game.

Lakshya had reached the semi-finals after beating Malaysian Lee Zii Jia in three games in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Lakshya has reached the final once in the past during the prestigious All England Championships.

Lakshya Sen’s path to the All England semi-finals

After losing the first game 20-22 in the quarter-final, Lakshya won the second game 21-16 and won the third game 21-19 to conclude the 71-minute encounter. The Malaysian won the first match 22-20 after 23 minutes of fast badminton. The Indian held the lead at the halfway point of both matches against Malaysian Lee.

Lakshya trailed 2-8 against world number 4 Anders Antonsen in the decisive third match in Birmingham on Thursday, before defeating fourth seed Denmark 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in a 78-minute thriller. Lakshya, 21, won men’s singles gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham but has since been struggling for form after a nasal operation disrupted his progress at the end of 2022.

The other Indians competing on Thursday all lost, leaving Lakshya the only Indian in action on Friday. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who had just won the French Open title last week, crashed just as did PV Sindhuwho was defeated by South Korean An Se Young.

Scroll down to see all live updates from the 2023 All England Open Badminton Championships, brought to you by Amit Kamath, Vinayakk Mohanarangan and our badminton expert, Shivani Naik. You can also read our overview, our article on talking points for the Indian contingentand a piece on everything you need to know before the action begins.

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