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Sameer Verma vs Shi Yuqi Bitburger Open Semi-finals Live Updates Online

Updated: 05 November 2016 21:46 IST - Published: 05 November 2016 20:59 IST
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And with that, all hopes for a Verma vs Verma final are dashed. Shi Yuqi will fight it out with Sameer's elder brother, Sourabh when they meet tomorrow in the Bitburger Open final.

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FINAL SCORE: 21-18, 21-15 win for Shi Yuqi

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After making it an extremely competitive affair, Sameer fades away in the dying stages of the second game as the Chinese storms back to take six points on the trot from 15-15 to win it, 21-15. 

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And they are now level at 15-15. It is a very tight affair now.

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But he needs to be cautious for the Chinese is a dangerous opponent and will hunt for every opportunity to get back into the match. He has managed to cut down Verma's lead to just one point at 13-14. 

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Sameer has managed to hold on to a three-point lead even after the break and is currently ahead, 14-11. Can he maintain that to take this to a third game?

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Sameer has actually managed to rebound magnificently and has totally wrested control from the Chinese. He surges to 10-6 as Shi Yuqi currently looks clueless. Sameer takes another crucial point to have an 11-7 lead at the mid-game interval.

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The early stages of the second game are very competitive and the two are now locked at 3-3.

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Can we see a turnaround from Sameer in the second game?

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Verma gave a tough fight and even made it just a two-point gap, trailing 18-20. But he was still unable to snatch the first game which went to the Chinese 18-21.

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Sameer has now closed the gap to three points, 16-19.

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Verma is finally putting some pressure on the Chinese and gets a chance to reduce the deficit to 14-19.

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The Indian national champion grabbed two quick points, hoping to throw off the Chinese of his rhythm. But it did nothing to deter the fourth seed. Yuqi soared to 18-10.

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The Chinese is looking ruthless and unstoppable at the moment. He surges to 14-8 which he further stretches to 16-8.

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Sameer can no nothing to curb Yuqi's confidence who leaps to 11-7 at the mid-game interval.

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Aggressive and thoroughly in control of the proceedings, the Chinese jumps to a 6-3 lead which he extends to 8-4.

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The fourth seeded Chinese is off a blazing start and is not giving the Indian any room for his shots. Shi Yuqi leads 5-1 now.

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This will be the first meeting between the fourth-seeded Chinese and the 12th seeded Indian.

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Can younger brother Sameer join him and make it a family affair in the final?

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Good evening and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the Bitburger Open semi-finals. It has been a great tournament so far for the Verma brothers - Sourabh and Sameer. Earlier, Sourabh reached the final with a 21-15, 21-18 win over the 15th seeded Anders Antonsen.