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Sameer Verma vs Anders Antonsen Live Score and Commentary India Open Quarter-finals

Anders Antonsen beats Sameer Verma, 24-22, 21-19.
Updated: 31 March 2017 20:09 IST - Published: 31 March 2017 19:05 IST
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That wraps up our live coverage of the India Open quarter-finals. Hope you enjoyed it. Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of the semi-finals. Goodnight!
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And with that, PV Sindhu remains the last Indian standing at the 2017 India Open Superseries. She will look to reach the final when she faces the second seed Sung Ji Hyun in the semi-finals tomorrow. She earlier outlasted the former champion Saina Nehwal in a gruelling two-game encounter today. 
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That was a great effort from the younger Verma brother despite the disappointing result in the end. This should set up the Hong Kong Open Superseries runner-up for even bigger things!
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Antonsen doesn't waste time. He takes the next two points to dash Sameer's hopes for a 24-22, 21-19 win.
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It is 19-19....tight, tight contest!
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Now Antonsen has inched ahead to 19-18
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Antonsen has once again stormed back to 18-18.
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Despite a fightback from the teenager, Sameer has still managed to be ahead at 18-16.
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And Sameer has widened the gap between him and Antonsen. He is up 17-13.
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It is 14-12 now for Verma. Can he hold on to it and force a decider?
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Anders takes 2 points on the trot to go up to 11-10 at the mid-game interval.
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It is 10-9 now for Verma
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It is a slender 9-8 advantage for the Indian now.
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Sameer's still in the lead at 8-6.
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After all he did beat the fourth seed Son Wan Ho and the World No. 15 Hu Yun en route to the quarters. 
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Once again, Sameer is showing his fighting skills. He has now taken 4 points in a row to inch ahead to 6-5.
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Sameer got one point back but the Dane has cruised to 5-2 now.
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Second game

Antonsen takes a 3-1 lead quickly.
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And Antonsen converts! The Dane takes the first game 24-22.
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Sameer saves it but Anders has yet another game point at 23-22.
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Now Antonsen has a game point at 22-21
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And once again, Antonsen saves it for 20-20
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Sameer has a game point at 20-19.
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But it is 19-19 once more
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The rallies have become longer and far more competitive now. Sameer still has the edge at 19-18.
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