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All England Open 2022 Semifinals Highlights, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 20-year-old Indian books final berth

Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia, All England Open Badminton Championships 2022 Semifinals Highlights Score: Lakshya Sen defeated Lee Zii Jia 21-13, 12-21, 21-19 in three games to book a place in the final in Birmingham.
Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia, All England Open Badminton Championships 2022 Semifinals Live Score
Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia, All England Open Badminton Championships 2022 Semifinals Live Score

Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia, All England Open Badminton Championships 2022 Semifinals Highlights: India's Lakshya Sen stunned Lee Zii Jia 21-13, 12-21, 21-19 in three games to enter his maiden final at All England Championships. World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya had advanced to the semis after his opponent Lu Guang Zu of China gave a walkover. Sen had earlier stunned World No 3 and two-time medallist at World Championships, Anders Antonsen of Denmark, 21-16 21-18 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals. The Indian would be looking to continue his stellar form as he enters the final of the prestigious tournament. Padukone and Gopichand are the only Indians to have won the prestigious event, while Saina Nehwal had reached the final in 2015....Read More

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Mar 19, 2022 9:24 PM IST

See you tomorrow

That's all the action we have for you today. Thank you so much for joining us for the semi-final game. We will be back for the final of the All England Open Championships. Until then, it's goodbye!

Mar 19, 2022 9:20 PM IST

‘This boy will conquer the world’

Mar 19, 2022 9:13 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Live Updates: Lakshya Sen in phenomenal touch

Lakshya has been in phenomenal form since his bronze at the world championships. He got his maiden Super 500 title at India Open in January and then finished as runner-up at German Open last week. Another upset on the cards?

Mar 19, 2022 9:06 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live: Amazing or Sen-sational?

Mar 19, 2022 9:03 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia:

Only Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand have won the All England Final among Indians. Will Lakshya enter the elite list?

Mar 19, 2022 8:59 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia

Lakshya will now face the winner of second semi-final, which will be contested between Viktor Axelsen and Chou Tien Chen.

Mar 19, 2022 8:56 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live: Lakshya Sen fights his way into the final

Tremendous fightback from Lakshya, who went down in the second game but held his nerves in the final one to take it 21-19. He recorded a come-from-behind win in the final game and went all-out with his attacks when he had got two match points in the bag.

Mar 19, 2022 8:52 PM IST

Lakshya Sen becomes fifth Indian shuttler to reach finals at All England Open

Mar 19, 2022 8:48 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen beats Lee Zii Jia

One match point remaining and Lakshya seals it! The Indian is into the final after beating Lee 21-13, 12-21, 21-19

Mar 19, 2022 8:45 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 20-18

A tremendous fightback from Lakshya and he's got two match points!

Mar 19, 2022 8:44 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 18-18

Lee holds his nerves to take a point and extend his lead to two points. But Lakshya pulled one cross-court smash to grab a point. Lakshya went all-out and made it 18-18!

Mar 19, 2022 8:42 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 16-17

Lee seems a bit passive at the moment and Lakshya is just a point away from levelling it.

Mar 19, 2022 8:41 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 15-16

Lakshya is on a roll now! We can have a really tense conclusion here. Lakshya takes three consecutive points.

Mar 19, 2022 8:40 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 12-16

There are chances of the current four-point gap being enough for Lee to take the contest. Lee is playing the waiting game at the moment before capitalizing on the Indian's errors. Lakshya is still there, putting up a commendable fight.

Mar 19, 2022 8:37 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 12-14

Lakshya drills one wide of Lee and manages to minimize the lead. Expect a thrilling finish here!

Mar 19, 2022 8:35 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 10-12

Lapse in concentration there from Lee. He squanders it into the net but Lakshya puts one over the backline. Lee maintains his two-point lead.

Mar 19, 2022 8:32 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 9-11

A cross-court finish off Lee, who made good use of the forehand to put one away from Lakshya's reach. Two-point lead for the defending champion at the mid-game interval.

Mar 19, 2022 8:31 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 9-9

Clever play and control from Lakshya to finally take the lead! But Lee takes the next point to make it all square.

Mar 19, 2022 8:29 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 8-8

Lakshya backs on terms again! This third game is fluctuating fortunes and we still have no idea about the winner. Over 56 minutes have gone so far.

Mar 19, 2022 8:28 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 6-8

Lee is physically up for the challenge. Lakshya is doing well at the moment but the Indian will look to stop his opponent from taking a huge lead here. Lee leads 8-6 in final game.

Mar 19, 2022 8:26 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 5-5

He is known for his ruthless attacking approach and he dominated Lakshya with those shots. The Indian retaliated with a cross-court shot to level it.

Mar 19, 2022 8:24 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 3-4

This is a battle of endurance in the final game! Lee pushed Lakshya on both corners before getting the point. The reigning champion takes the lead.

Mar 19, 2022 8:22 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 3-3

That's exactly what his fans wanted to see him do. Ruthless from Lee to make it 3-3. Lakshya has to keep is steady without any pressure and see if his opponent makes some errors in the final game.

Mar 19, 2022 8:20 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13, 12-21, 2-0

Well left by Lakshya. Good awareness from Lakshya and he takes the first two points to grab a lead.

Mar 19, 2022 8:19 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score: Final game gets underway!

Final game of the match gets underway! Tough to pick a winner at this point.

Mar 19, 2022 8:17 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 12-21

Everyone in the arena wanted a decider and Lee takes the second game 21-12 to force a decider.

Mar 19, 2022 8:16 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 11-20

Lee was just a point away from levelling this match and he tried to pull off a trick shot to seal the game!

Mar 19, 2022 8:15 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 11-17

Incredible from Lee! He got back everything to Lakshya before taking the point and flaunting a fist pump.

Mar 19, 2022 8:12 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 10-16

Wide from Lee and a freebie to Lakshya, who has a six-point lead to overcome.

Mar 19, 2022 8:09 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 5-16

Superb cross-court smash from Lee and Lakshya had no chance there! He's on fire at the moment. He follows it up with another winner which was out of Lakshya's reach. 

Mar 19, 2022 8:07 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 4-13

Lakshya was just responding as Lee was controlling the proceedings. The Malaysian extends his lead further.

Mar 19, 2022 8:06 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 4-12

Will be interesting to see Lakshya's approach now. He could either save up his energy for the third game or use it to make a comeback in the ongoing second game. Lee hasn't put a foot wrong in the second game so far.

Mar 19, 2022 8:05 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 3-11

Challenge from Lakshya but it only did the purpose of extending the mid-game interval. Lee would be hoping to wrap this up quickly and force a decider.

Mar 19, 2022 8:04 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 2-8

Lakshya was over-committed to return Lee's shots but eventually, put it up in the nets. Seems like it's going to be a battle of endurance in the last game.

Mar 19, 2022 8:01 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 2-6

Good start from Lee. He needed a good start and he's off to a flier with a four-point lead. Lee has looked more patient in the second game, making Lakshya commit errors.

Mar 19, 2022 8:00 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 2-4

What a point! Super defence from Lee before Lakshya finally squanders one in the net.

Mar 19, 2022 7:58 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13 1-3

Lakshya has been patient today and he's dished out some phenomenal performances lately. He's forced Zii Jia to make errors and it's amazing how much the Indian is getting his opponent's shots back. But the Malaysian has gained a lead here in the second game.

Mar 19, 2022 7:54 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 21-13

The Indian wastes no time! He takes the first game 21-13 against Zii Jia.

Mar 19, 2022 7:54 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 20-13

That's wide from Zii Jia and seven game points for Lakshya!

Mar 19, 2022 7:53 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 19-12

Good defensive work from Zii Jia but Lakshya has been excellent so far. You can sense the frustration here as the Indian has taken a seven-point lead.

Mar 19, 2022 7:51 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 14-12

Another long rally and Zii Jia challenges it immediately. The challenge is unsuccessful and the Lakshya grabs one more point.

Mar 19, 2022 7:48 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 12-10

What a rally! Zii Jia should've been a little more patient there. He tried to pull off a winner but ended up hitting it wide. Lakshya maintains the lead.

Mar 19, 2022 7:46 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 12-9

Zii Jia has minimized Lakshya's lead but the Indian has been astute with his game-plan, trying to defend everything that's come his way. He pulls out an unexpected smash.

Mar 19, 2022 7:42 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 11-7

There is no doubt that Lakshya is frustrating Zii Jia when it comes to getting his shots back. The Indian has gained a four-point lead at mid-game interval.

Mar 19, 2022 7:38 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 6-6

Another wide shot from Zii Jia, who isn't missing by much but Lakshya is forcing him to make the error.

Mar 19, 2022 7:36 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia: 4-4

Lee Zii is the more attacking player but Lakshya is mixing things nicely to keep the Malaysian on his toes. 

Mar 19, 2022 7:33 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score: Lakshya 1-0 Zii Jia

What a point to start off the game. Great defensive work from Lakshya, who decided to eventually leave it. He leads 1-0.

Mar 19, 2022 7:32 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score: SF gets underway

Lakshya moved from 109 in world rankings to 32! Huge roar for Zii Jia, who serv

Mar 19, 2022 7:30 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score, Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia

Lakshya has made rapid strides at the highest level and the Indian is up against Zii Jia, who has knocked out Momota from the tournament. Let's play!

Mar 19, 2022 7:28 PM IST

All England Open 2022 Semifinals Live Score: Lakshya up against Zii Jia

Lakshya and Zii Jia make their way to the court. It's expected to be a cracking contest! The two stars meet after six long years.

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