BWF World Tour Finals 2018 Badminton Live: Sameer Verma vs Shi Yuqi Live score & Updates | 15th December 2018

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 15, 2018 14:31 IST

Shi def Sameer 12-21, 22-20, 21-17 to enter the final.


14:31 (IST)15 DEC 2018

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14:29 (IST)15 DEC 2018

As for Sameer, losing from match point was sure heartbreaking but he can be proud of how he has performed this week.

If he can show this much patience and alertness on the court, lots of bright things wait for him in the future.

14:24 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi came back from a match point down to get the win.

What resilience from the Chinese No. 1!!

14:21 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Final score: Shi def Sameer 12-21, 22-20, 21-17 to enter the final.

It took Shi 68 minutes to complete the win.

14:19 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Verma goes wide on the fourth match point and Shi wins!!!!!

14:18 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Verma has saved three of them.

14:17 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Six match points for the Chinese! 

14:17 (IST)15 DEC 2018

A rare mistimed smash from Shi after a long rally!18-14 to the Chinese!

14:14 (IST)15 DEC 2018

17-12 now for the Chinese!

This is Shi at his best!

14:12 (IST)15 DEC 2018

It's 15-10 to Shi now

14:11 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Finally Verma gets a smash right!

Stops the rot!

10-13 now

14:10 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Incredible defence from Shi!

He wins a 33-shot rally!

Up 13-9 now

14:09 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Brilliant from the Chinese!

Kept rotating the shuttle!

Finishes with a smash!


14:07 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Sameer fumbles at the net!

Shi 11-9 at the time of the midgame interval.

14:06 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi finds the down-the-line smash!


14:05 (IST)15 DEC 2018

What a beautiful return at the net with just the flick of his wrist!


14:05 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Verma gifts Shi a couple of cheap points but Shi returns the favour too.

Verma 8-9

14:04 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Two straight points for the Indian right after the injury.

He trails 6-7

14:02 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Sameer is being treated courtside for a finger injury.

14:02 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi still isn't flawless though. Time and again he is throwing in a few errors through his rushed attempts.

Shi 7-5

14:01 (IST)15 DEC 2018

It's 7-4 to the local hope now.

13:59 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi looking far more confident.

Taking his opportunities for smashes very well.

It's 6-3 to the Chinese.

13:59 (IST)15 DEC 2018

The points are fast and attacking.

5-2 for Shi

13:58 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Verma is on the board but Shi is already firmly in the lead.

Shi 5-1

13:58 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi has blazed his way to 4-0 in the decider.

The crowd is going bonkers!

13:54 (IST)15 DEC 2018

The crowd just can't stop cheering for their hero!

What a game this was!

13:53 (IST)15 DEC 2018

And Shi gets the second game 22-20

13:53 (IST)15 DEC 2018

This was so easy! Verma left the court open and Shi pummels it!

Shi 21-20

13:52 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi finds the long forehand corner of Verma!


13:51 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Gutsy play at the net by Sameer

Match point

13:51 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Now Shi's backhand volley gifts Sameer a point.


13:50 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi sends the shuttle out!

Shi 19-18

13:50 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Another rushed approach from Verma!

Shi 19-17

13:49 (IST)15 DEC 2018

First nervous error from Verma!

Can't put the high shuttle across the net!

Shi 18-17

13:49 (IST)15 DEC 2018

It's 17-17

What a return of serve from Verma....the shuttle just trickled to Shi's side!

13:48 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi gets the point and the crowd can't stop roaring.

13:47 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Verma's excellent retrieving made Shi work hard for the point but he finally gets the better of the Indian.

It's 16-16

13:46 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Another crosscourt smash into the corner of the court from Verma!!!!

13:46 (IST)15 DEC 2018

It's 15-15

13:45 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi drew level at 14-14 but Sameer has once more inched ahead to 15-14

13:44 (IST)15 DEC 2018

But he can't afford to relax if he wants to win this in 2.

13:44 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Verma's delicate hands at the net have been something to watch so far.

13:43 (IST)15 DEC 2018

And now, Verma has once again been able to extend his advantage to three points.

Leads 14-11

13:42 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Shi is trying his best to come back into this.

Trails by one point at 11-12

13:39 (IST)15 DEC 2018

It's 11-9 to Verma at the time of the midgame break.

13:38 (IST)15 DEC 2018

Finally after losing seven consecutive points, Shi smashes right


13:37 (IST)15 DEC 2018

The Chinese is simply getting overwhelmed with pressure!

Verma 10-8

13:37 (IST)15 DEC 2018

A rattled Shi is now mistiming his smashes!

Sameer 9-8

13:36 (IST)15 DEC 2018

And he has drawn level!

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