Sourabh Verma vs Lee Cheuk Yiu Live Score and Commentary New Zealand Open Quarter-finals

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 04, 2017 12:26 IST

Lee beats Verma, 21-19, 21-16


12:26 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Lee wraps up the match, 21-19, 21-16

12:24 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Sourabh saves one...16-20

12:23 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And the Hong Kong ace reaches match points at 20-15

12:22 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Lee is now two points away from the win at 19-15

12:21 (IST)4 AUG 2017

He gets one point for 14-18

12:21 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Does Verma have it in him to push one last time? The current situation doesn't seem to suggest so

12:20 (IST)4 AUG 2017

18-13 for Lee

12:19 (IST)4 AUG 2017

The gap is slowly increasing is 16-11 for the World No. 88 now.

12:17 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And Lee extends it to 14-10

12:17 (IST)4 AUG 2017

After the break, it is 13-9 for Lee...not much change of fortunes for either.

12:14 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And, in a repeat of the first game, Lee leads 11-6 at half-time.

12:14 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Lee up to 10-6

12:12 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And once more, Sourabh is not able to hold on to his momentum....he lets the Hong Kong player push ahead to 8-4

12:11 (IST)4 AUG 2017

But Verma manages to regroup and get two consecutive points for 4-5

12:10 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And Lee races ahead to 5-2. Time is running out for Sourabh here.

12:08 (IST)4 AUG 2017


Again Lee makes the better start of the two. It's 2-1

12:06 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Too near, yet so far for Verma! Can he push that setback aside and focus on getting the second game?

12:05 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Lee bags the opener, 21-19

12:02 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Lee dashes Verma's hopes to get to game points...20-18

12:01 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And it is back to 18-18

12:00 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And the World No. 37 is in THE LEAD now!!! Sourabh is up 18-17

11:59 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And after a LONG RALLY, Verma is back! 16-16

11:58 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And once more, Verma roars back to 15-16...pretty close now!

11:57 (IST)4 AUG 2017

It's still a TWO-POINT gap. Lee ahead at 16-14

11:55 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Lee halts the Verma comeback and goes up to 15-13.

11:54 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Can he continue?

11:54 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Finally, Verma seems to have found some of his fighting spirit back. He takes FOUR points on the trot to make it 12-14

11:52 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And the confident Lee is marching at 14-8

11:51 (IST)4 AUG 2017

It is 12-8 for the lower-ranked player

11:48 (IST)4 AUG 2017

But Lee still manages to lead 11-6 at half-time.

11:48 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Verma makes it 6-10

11:48 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Lee shoots to 10-5. Verma must bring in some change to his strategy.

11:46 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Lee still maintains a 3-point lead at 7-4

11:45 (IST)4 AUG 2017

And makes it 3-6

11:45 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Finally the seventh seed stops his march for 2-6

11:45 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Lee adds three more quick points to go up to 6-1. Verma is struggling.

11:44 (IST)4 AUG 2017

But the World No. 88 inches ahead to 3-1

11:44 (IST)4 AUG 2017

It is 1-1 to begin things with.

11:43 (IST)4 AUG 2017

The match is under way!

11:29 (IST)4 AUG 2017

The match is expected to begin in about 10-15 minutes.

11:28 (IST)4 AUG 2017

Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the New Zealand Open quarter-finals. Two Indians have made it to the last-eight with the World No. 37 Sourabh Verma being first up against the World No. 88 Lee Cheuk Yiu. This is their first meeting.

Verma held his nerves in the third round for a thrilling three-game win over the US Open runner-up Parupalli Kashyap. He should be the favourite in this clash to reach the semis.
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