BWF World Tour Finals 2018 Badminton Live: Sameer Verma vs Kento Momota Live score & Updates | 12th December 2018

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 12, 2018 11:16 IST

It's a 21-18, 21-6 win for World No. 1 Kento Momota


11:16 (IST)12 DEC 2018

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11:13 (IST)12 DEC 2018

It took the Japanese only 36 minutes to get the win.

After losing his focus towards the end of the first game, Momota didn't allow a repeat of that in the second.

Sameer should be encouraged by the display he put up in Game 1 and should look to get wins in his next two matches.

11:03 (IST)12 DEC 2018

And Momota wraps this up easily!

It's a 21-18, 21-6 win for World No. 1 Kento Momota

11:02 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Momota has raced ahead and has a host of match points.


10:58 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Another four points to Momota.

This has been such a smooth sailing for Momota.


10:56 (IST)12 DEC 2018

13-4 to Momota now as Sameer finds no answer to Momota.

10:52 (IST)12 DEC 2018

11-2 to Momota at the time of the midgame interval.

10:52 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Momota dashes to the net and gets yet another point.

Up 10-2

10:50 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Momota is now cruising at 8-2

10:50 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Momota has now raced ahead to 6-2

10:46 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Momota picks up from where he left and opens up a 2-0 lead in Game 2.

10:44 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Finally Momota goes for body smash and takes the first game 21-18

10:43 (IST)12 DEC 2018

 Some resilience from the Indian!

Sameer saves as many as four game points as Momota seemed to have gone off the boil a bit.

10:41 (IST)12 DEC 2018

It's 20-14 now in favour of the Japanese.

10:40 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Verma looks to have settled into the match finally. Building rallies more patiently now.

Verma now trails 13-18

10:37 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Sameer takes four points but that hasn't been enough to prevent Momota from going up to 15-8

10:33 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Momota builds an 11-4 lead at the time of the midgame interval.

10:32 (IST)12 DEC 2018

This has been a smooth progress for the top-ranked player so far.

Up 9-4

10:31 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Momota steadily keeps adding points and builds a 7-4 lead

10:28 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Momota builds a two-point lead already.

Up 4-2

10:26 (IST)12 DEC 2018

And the match has just started.

It's 1-1

09:03 (IST)12 DEC 2018

Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of Sameer Verma's match at the BWF World Tour Finals 2018. In his first match at the prestigious season-ender for which he has qualified for the first time in his career, Verma faces none other than the World No. 1 Kento Momota.

The two are tied 1-1 in their head-to-head record with Verma even winning their last encounter at the Swiss Open in February. However, a lot has changed in these intervening 10 months. The Japanese southpaw has gone on to dominate the BWF World Tour since then, winning as many as seven tournaments that includes the World Championships. It might be tough for Sameer now to find a way to break the Japanese's game but he would surely give quite a fight.

Stay tuned as we bring you live updates from this match.
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