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

Shi def Sameer 12-21, 22-20, 21-17 to enter the final.
Updated: 15 December 2018 14:31 IST - Published: 15 December 2018 13:12 IST
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Goodbye!
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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.
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Shi came back from a match point down to get the win.

What resilience from the Chinese No. 1!!
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Final score: Shi def Sameer 12-21, 22-20, 21-17 to enter the final.

It took Shi 68 minutes to complete the win.
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Verma goes wide on the fourth match point and Shi wins!!!!!
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Verma has saved three of them.
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Six match points for the Chinese! 
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A rare mistimed smash from Shi after a long rally!18-14 to the Chinese!
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17-12 now for the Chinese!

This is Shi at his best!
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It's 15-10 to Shi now
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Finally Verma gets a smash right!


Stops the rot!

10-13 now
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Incredible defence from Shi!


He wins a 33-shot rally!

Up 13-9 now
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Brilliant from the Chinese!


Kept rotating the shuttle!

Finishes with a smash!


12-9
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Sameer fumbles at the net!

Shi 11-9 at the time of the midgame interval.
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Shi finds the down-the-line smash!


10-9
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What a beautiful return at the net with just the flick of his wrist!

9-9
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Verma gifts Shi a couple of cheap points but Shi returns the favour too.

Verma 8-9
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Two straight points for the Indian right after the injury.

He trails 6-7
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Sameer is being treated courtside for a finger injury.
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Shi still isn't flawless though. Time and again he is throwing in a few errors through his rushed attempts.


Shi 7-5
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It's 7-4 to the local hope now.
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Shi looking far more confident.


Taking his opportunities for smashes very well.

It's 6-3 to the Chinese.
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The points are fast and attacking.

5-2 for Shi
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Verma is on the board but Shi is already firmly in the lead.

Shi 5-1
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Shi has blazed his way to 4-0 in the decider.

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

What a game this was!
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And Shi gets the second game 22-20
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This was so easy! Verma left the court open and Shi pummels it!


Shi 21-20
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Shi finds the long forehand corner of Verma!

20-20
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Gutsy play at the net by Sameer


Match point
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Now Shi's backhand volley gifts Sameer a point.

19-19
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Shi sends the shuttle out!

Shi 19-18
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Another rushed approach from Verma!

Shi 19-17
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First nervous error from Verma!

Can't put the high shuttle across the net!

Shi 18-17
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It's 17-17


What a return of serve from Verma....the shuttle just trickled to Shi's side!
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Shi gets the point and the crowd can't stop roaring.
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Verma's excellent retrieving made Shi work hard for the point but he finally gets the better of the Indian.

It's 16-16
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Another crosscourt smash into the corner of the court from Verma!!!!
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It's 15-15
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Shi drew level at 14-14 but Sameer has once more inched ahead to 15-14
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But he can't afford to relax if he wants to win this in 2.
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Verma's delicate hands at the net have been something to watch so far.
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And now, Verma has once again been able to extend his advantage to three points.

Leads 14-11
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Shi is trying his best to come back into this.

Trails by one point at 11-12
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It's 11-9 to Verma at the time of the midgame break.
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Finally after losing seven consecutive points, Shi smashes right

9-10
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The Chinese is simply getting overwhelmed with pressure!

Verma 10-8
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A rattled Shi is now mistiming his smashes!

Sameer 9-8
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And he has drawn level!

8-8