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Parupalli Kashyap vs Sourabh Verma Live Score and Commentary New Zealand Open Third Round

Verma wins 21-18, 13-21, 21-16.
Updated: 03 August 2017 12:16 IST - Published: 03 August 2017 11:07 IST
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That wraps up this blog for now. Keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the New Zealand Open.

Goodbye.
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We could have three Indians in the last-eight as later in the day, the 16th seeded Siril Verma too will be in action in the third round.
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US Open champion HS Prannoy too has made it to the quarter-finals, beating 10th seeded Wei Nan, 21-18, 21-19
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What a match it was!! This is Verma's first quarter-final since the Syed Modi International in January.

Kashyap bowed out in the end but not before giving an amazing display of his fighting skills!
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Sourabh Verma WINS 21-18, 13-21, 21-16
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And another....16-20
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Kashyap saves one....15-20
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SIX MATCH POINTS FOR VERMA......20-14
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19-14
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And 18-13
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It is 17-12 as Kashyap's chances are now slipping away..
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The rallies are now long and tiring. Verma still ahead at 16-12
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Kashyap continues to be 3 points behind at 12-15
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But Verma regroups and storms ahead to 14-11 by bagging three points on the trot
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And it is 11-11....we have a match now!!!
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Kashyap comes back to 10-11 after the break
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Verma leads 11-9 at half-time
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And he makes it just a solitary point gap....9-10
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It is a TWO-POINT gap now....Kashyap has come back to 8-10
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It is 9-6 for Verma now
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Has Kashyap run out of energy or can he still roar back into contention?
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It is 8-3 now for Verma
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Third game

Verma looks to have brushed off the second game setback and now leads 4-1
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What a match we are having!!!!! This is the first ever international meeting between Kashyap and Sourabh and it is living up to the expectations!!
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And Kashyap finishes in style!!!! He takes the second game, 21-13
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Quick points are the order of the day now....Kashyap races ahead to 18-11
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It's 16-10 for the Commonwealth Games champion
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Steadily Verma is making his way back...trails 10-14
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Kashyap leads 13-8 after the break
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Kashyap goes up to 11-7 at half-time
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It is 10-6
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8-5 it is currently
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It is 7-4 for the 15th seed....he is looking good enough to try and force a decider.
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And it is a 3-point gap now....6-3
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And this time, it is the senior countryman who inches ahead first to 4-2
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Kashyap evens it at 2-2
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SECOND GAME

Sourabh looks more confident as he goes up to 2-1
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And Sourabh finally makes no mistake!! He dashes all of Kashyap's hopes and grabs the opener, 21-18
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This time Sourabh is the first to reach game points at 20-18
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What a thrilling end to this game!!! Sourabh again goes up only to see Kashyap make it a one-point gap again.....he trails 18-19
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WOW!! It's just a one-point gap now!!!!!
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But the unperturbed Kashyap comes back and makes it 17-18
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Sourabh stops the Kashyap march and goes up to 18-15
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And the Commonwealth Games champion has made it just a TWO-POINT gap!....he is now 15-17
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And he has come back to 12-16.
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Kashyap is trying to slow down Verma now and is being effective....he trails 10-16.
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It's 15-8...is there any chance of the US Open runner-up to come back and still make this game competitive?
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It's a FIVE-POINT advantage now....13-8
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After the break, Sourabh is still ahead at 12-6
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Verma cruises to 11-5 at the interval as Kashyap continues to struggle.