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Hong Kong Open Super Series: Sameer Verma Goes Down Fighting in Final

News18.com | November 27, 2016, 3:15 PM IST
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Giant-killer Sameer Verma takes on home favourite NG Ka Long Angus his maide super series final.

The Indian shuttler stunned World number three Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark to enter the final of Hong Kong Open Super Series with straight games victory in just 45 minutes.

Sameer is only the third Indian man to qualify for a Super Series final event.

Nov 27, 2016 2:35 pm (IST)

Sameer Verma loses to NG Ka Long Angus in Final 14-21, 21-10, 11-21

Nov 27, 2016 2:33 pm (IST)

What a rally to win at the last. Long Angus beats Sameer Verma 21-11 in the third and final game to win his maiden super series title in Hong Kong.

Nov 27, 2016 2:31 pm (IST)

Its just a matter of time now as Long Angus gains match point. 20-11 in favor of the local lad.

Nov 27, 2016 2:30 pm (IST)

Long Angus reads Sameer's shot brilliantly to win the point. 18-11 to Long Agnus.

Nov 27, 2016 2:29 pm (IST)

3 successive points for Sameer as he shows there is still fight left in him and he won't give the match away so easily. Sameer trailing 10-16 now

Nov 27, 2016 2:27 pm (IST)

Sameer 8 : Long Angus16 in the third game.

Nov 27, 2016 2:27 pm (IST)

Another serve and yet another point for Long Angus. 15-6 in his favour now. The world number 11 rushing towards his maiden super series title.

Nov 27, 2016 2:26 pm (IST)

Sameer dives to pick a smash by Long Angus but the home favourites rushes to the net and hits the shuttle behind Sameer to take a 13-6 lead.

Nov 27, 2016 2:24 pm (IST)

Sameer finally manages to break the trend and wins a point but Long Agnus hits straight back to win a point of his own. Sameer trailing 6-12 now in the third game.

Nov 27, 2016 2:21 pm (IST)

Long Agnus leading 10-4 now, things not looking particularly good for the Indian.

Nov 27, 2016 2:20 pm (IST)

Back to back points for the home favourite as he takes a 6-3 lead.

Nov 27, 2016 2:18 pm (IST)

What a drop shot by Sameer Verma. and he follows it up with a brilliant smash. 4-3 now in the third game in favour of Long Agnus.

Nov 27, 2016 2:17 pm (IST)

Long Agnus seems angry with what happened in the second game. He is playing aggressive badminton now and is leading the third game 4-1 in no time.

Nov 27, 2016 2:14 pm (IST)

What a match. The Final is locked at 1 games each as Sameer take the second game 21-10.

Nov 27, 2016 2:13 pm (IST)

Game point to Sameer  20-10

Nov 27, 2016 2:12 pm (IST)

Seems like Sameer is a man on a mission in the second game as he now leads 18-8. The game could go down to the wire.

Nov 27, 2016 2:10 pm (IST)

Sameer goes for a smash again but this time Long Agnus manages to pick it up but the Indian hits back with another smash to take a 14-7 lead.

Nov 27, 2016 2:09 pm (IST)

Another big smash by the Indian lad as he takes a 13-6 lead in the second game.

Nov 27, 2016 2:05 pm (IST)

Huge smash by Sameer as he now leads 10-4.

Nov 27, 2016 2:04 pm (IST)

Sameer Verma is looking like a different player in the second game as he has raced to a 8-3 lead. The stadium has gone quiet.

Nov 27, 2016 2:01 pm (IST)

2-1 to Long Angus in the second game.

Nov 27, 2016 1:59 pm (IST)

Second game begins. Can Sameer turn it around?

Nov 27, 2016 1:58 pm (IST)

Long Agnus takes the first game 21-14 as Sameer's inexperience at this level is being exploited by the local lad. 

Nov 27, 2016 1:57 pm (IST)

Sameer now trailing 19-14. make that 20 and game point for Long Agnus in the final.

Nov 27, 2016 1:55 pm (IST)

The crowd erupts every time the home favourite Long Agnus wins a point. Sameer trailing 12-17 in the first game.

Nov 27, 2016 1:54 pm (IST)

Three successive points to the local lad means Sameer is now trailing 12-15.

Nov 27, 2016 1:53 pm (IST)

Sameer has reduced the difference in dramatic fashion as the first game now stadns at 13-12 in favour of Long Agnus.

Nov 27, 2016 1:51 pm (IST)

Huge smash by Long Agnus and Verma dives to pick it but the shuttle fails to cross the net. 13-8 to Long Agnus.

Nov 27, 2016 1:50 pm (IST)

One point a piece to the two stars the game is locked at 12-7 now.

Nov 27, 2016 1:49 pm (IST)

The homer favoruite as now race to an early 11-5 lead. Sameer Verma struglling to rally with the hard hitting Long Agnus.

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