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Orleans Masters 2018, Semifinal: Sameer Verma vs Mark Caljouw, Live Match Updates

Caljouw def Verma 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 57 minutes to enter the final.
Updated: 31 March 2018 23:40 IST - Published: 31 March 2018 22:38 IST
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With Verma's loss, the Indian campaign comes to an end at the Orleans Masters. 

That also brings us to the end of our live coverage.

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That also ends an eight-match winning streak for Verma. He won the Swiss Open just last month and has been playing some terrific badminton for the last few weeks.

Unfortunately, he could not sustain the momentum after winning the first game as Caljouw raised his level.
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Final score: Caljouw def Verma 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 57 minutes to enter the final.
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Caljouw takes the win, dashing Verma's hopes!
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Eight match points for Caljouw!
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Caljouw is now within sniffing distance of a win!


19-12
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Verma takes one vital point to make it 12-17
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Things are not looking rosy at the moment for Verma
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Caljouw goes ahead to 17-11
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Can he come back?
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Sameer looks to be slowly fading away as he now trails behind 11-15
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Now Caljouw takes 2 points on the trot as he jumps ahead to 13-11
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We are back to all level after the break!

11-11
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Verma inches ahead to 11-10 heading into the mid-game interval.
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HE HAS LEVELLED!

10-10
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And it's a one-point gap!

9-10
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Verma has reduced the deficit to two points!
8-10
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The fourth seed makes his mark and leaps to 10-7
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And suddenly, we have a battle in hand!

7-7
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Caljouw shows his immense talent as he fights back to 6-6
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Verma extends his lead to three points!

6-3
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And he maintains the two-point gap!

4-2
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GAME 3

Sameer asserts his supremacy early on in Game 3

2-0
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Caljouw makes it count and wins the second game 21-13

We are into a decider!
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EIGHT GAME POINTS FOR CALJOUW

20-12