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Sourabh Varma vs Daren Liew Chinese Taipei Masters Final Live Updates Online

Updated: 16 October 2016 12:11 IST - Published: 16 October 2016 11:21 IST
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The reason cited for Liew's retirement is shoulder injury. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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SOURABH VARMA WINS THE TITLE! Final score: 12-10, 12-10, 3-3 in 27 minutes.

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The match ends on an anti-climax as Liew retires at 3-3 in the third game.

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Varma has levelled the game at 3-3 through some fabulous shotmaking.

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The initial exchanges in the third game are hard-fought and Liew has a slender lead of 3-2.

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Sourabh's defense in that last point was exceptional and so was his determination. He now needs just one more game to win the title! Can he do it in the third game itself?

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Just like the first game, Varma once more snatches the game from Liew again! Varma now leads, 12-10, 12-10

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And he maintains the momentum to get to game point, 11-10.

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Sourabh is within sniffing distance of levelling this once again as he trails by just one point, 9-10.

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Varma has cut down the gap to 6-9. Can he make a comeback just like the first game?

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Sourabh trying his best to stop the Liew charge but is unable to do so. Liew has raced ahead to 8-4.

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This is some fast and furious badminton from the Malaysian. He is now ahead by 5-2.

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Liew must be looking to continue the trend of all their meetings going the distance. And he makes his intentions clear as he takes a 2-1 lead in the second game.

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And he now takes the next two points as well to grab the first game, 12-10.

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And he has levelled the game, 10-10.

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Liew inched ahead to 10-7 but Varma has now begun to reduce the deficit and has closed it to 9-10.

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Liew is now asserting himself through fiery shotmaking and brilliant movement.He first levelled the game at 5-5 and then surged ahead to 8-5.

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Varma maintaining the lead despite pressure from Liew, 4-2.

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Varma is off to a great start and leads 2-0.

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Today, however, he has a different challenge. The experienced Malaysian Daren Liew is currently ranked 106th but they have split their two meetings and both those showdowns went the distance. Suffice to say, a gritty duel is on the cards today.

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Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog. World No. 82 Sourabh Varma has been the last Indian standing at the Chinese Taipei Masters for some time following the early exits of his brother Sameer, Shreyansh Jaiswal and Rahul Yadav Chittaboina. Varma has been very impressive throughout the tournament and upset the top seed and World No. 22 Hsu Jen Hao in the semi-finals yesterday.