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Syed Modi International 2018 Badminton Live: Sameer Verma vs Lu Guangzu, Live score & Updates | 25th November 2018

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 25, 2018 18:39 IST

Verma def Lu 16-21, 21-19, 21-14 in 70 minutes to successfully defend his title!

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18:39 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And what a finish for the tournament! After 3 Indian losses, an Indian wins in the last match of the final!!!!!

18:39 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Final score: Verma def Lu 16-21, 21-19, 21-14 in 70 minutes to successfully defend his title!

This is Sameer's third BWF title of the season!

WHAT A SEASON FOR HIM!!!!

18:37 (IST)25 NOV 2018

SAMEER HAS DONE IT! 
HE WINS THE TITLE!

HE IS THROUGH TO THE BWF WORLD TOUR FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER!

18:36 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer moves ahead to 19-14

2 points away from the win!

18:35 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Lu is still trying to go for down-the-line shots but his accuracy has gone missing.

He is behind Sameer at 14-17

18:33 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And that has emboldened Verma

He is now up 16-12

18:32 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Lu makes it 12-13 but Sameer comes up with a smart netshot!

He is up 14-12

18:29 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer builds a 13-10 lead post interval

18:27 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer has a slender 11-10 lead at the time of the mid-game break.

18:26 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And Sameer's fighting spirit is showing here once again!

10-10

18:24 (IST)25 NOV 2018

A string of errors from Sameer has now allowed Lu to go up to 9-7

18:22 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And it's 7-7

18:22 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Lu is trying to make a comeback here....he trails 6-7

18:21 (IST)25 NOV 2018

It's 7-4 to the Indian but he needs to be careful not to give short lifts to Lu

18:19 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer is now looking more confident as he keeps producing dropshots and a smart net game to trouble the Chinese!

Up 5-3

18:17 (IST)25 NOV 2018

It's 2-2 in the third game!

18:12 (IST)25 NOV 2018

AND SAMEER HAS FORCED A DECIDER HERE! WHAT A FINISH TO THE SECOND GAME!

SAMEER TAKES IT 21-19

18:11 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer gets a vital point through a lucky netcord to go up to 19-18 after the Chinese drew level at 18-18

18:09 (IST)25 NOV 2018

What a magical drop from Sameer! It lands on the backline!

He is up 18-16

18:08 (IST)25 NOV 2018

AND SAMEER IS FIGHTING BACK!

HE HAS DRAWN LEVEL AGAIN, AT 16-16

18:06 (IST)25 NOV 2018

FIVE POINTS ON THE TROT FOR THE CHINESE NOW!

HE IS UP 15-14

18:05 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And it's 14-14

18:05 (IST)25 NOV 2018

But a few errors are now creeping into his game.

Sameer's lead has been cut down to just one point!

14-13

18:04 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer is now forcing Lu to lift the shuttle to him!

Sameer up 14-10

18:13 (IST)25 NOV 2018

It's 11-8 for Verma at the time of the midgame interval.

18:13 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Verma looks calmer and steadier.
Up 10-7

18:11 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Finally Verma gets another point to take a two-point lead.

9-7

18:10 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Lu is going for smashes at every opportunity!


He goes into a 7-6 lead

18:08 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And it's 6-6

18:08 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Once more Sameer is giving Lu easy short lifts which Lu is no mistake in smashing down.


Sameer 6-5

18:06 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Lu sends the shuttle long!


Sameer leads 5-3

18:05 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer slips to the ground while retrieving a shot.

Lu back to 3-4

18:05 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Excellent defence from Verma!


One more error from Lu!

It's 4-2 for Verma!

18:03 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Both are extremely aggressive now. But Sameer's quick retrievals forced an error off Lu's racquet.

It's 2-2

18:02 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Lu opens up a 2-0 lead in Game 2

17:59 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Another smash by Lu and he takes the first game 21-16

17:58 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer is making the mistake of giving Lu short lifts. Lu is having no problem in smashing it down.

Lu now has game points at 20-14

17:57 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer attempted a drop, which almost went wide.

Still trails 13-18

17:56 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Lu has now raced ahead to 18-12.



17:54 (IST)25 NOV 2018

The Chinese is playing fast at the net... Sameer finding it difficult to tackle him.

Lu 15-11

17:53 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Once more Lu goes ahead to 13-11

17:52 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And Sameer levels this!


11-11

17:52 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Two quick points for Verma after the break!

He now trails 10-11

17:51 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Verma needs to cut down on his unforced errors.

17:50 (IST)25 NOV 2018

It's an 11-8 lead at the time of the midgame interval.

17:49 (IST)25 NOV 2018

And suddenly Verma has gone quiet. Lu comes storming back to snatch the lead and go up to 10-8

17:46 (IST)25 NOV 2018

What a shot by Sameer! Deep into the baseline it was!

He is up 8-5

17:45 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Good rally ends in a Lu error.


Good judgement by Sameer to let it go.

He is up 7-3

17:43 (IST)25 NOV 2018

It's 6-2 to Sameer,....dominating the forecourt!

17:42 (IST)25 NOV 2018

Sameer keeps his lead intact and his ahead 4-2
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