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

News18.com | Published: November 27, 2016, 1:08 PM IST
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Event Highlights

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.


Nov 27, 2016 1:45 pm (IST)

7-1  :Sameer Verma so far as no answer to Long Agnus' hard hitting game.


Nov 27, 2016 1:44 pm (IST)

Few unforced errors by Sameer Verma give a 4-1 lead to Long Agnus. Make that 5 as a hard smash leaves Verma reeling.


Nov 27, 2016 1:43 pm (IST)

Hong Kong's NG Ka Long Angus draws first blood. 1-0 


Nov 27, 2016 1:42 pm (IST)

But it wont be easy against the home favourite NG Ka Long Angus


Nov 27, 2016 1:38 pm (IST)

The players are coming on to the field. 

Historic day for India's Sameer Verma as he is gunning for his maide Super Series Title.


Nov 27, 2016 12:24 pm (IST)

Nov 27, 2016 12:21 pm (IST)

PV Sindhu loses in the final, as Tai wins the last point. Tai Tzu Ying Beats PV Sindhu 21-15, 21-17


Nov 27, 2016 12:21 pm (IST)

Amazing rally - Back and forth between the two stars, Tai hits a smash which Sindhu picks up brilliantly. Tai fails to anticipate and the point goes to Sindhu


Nov 27, 2016 12:19 pm (IST)

Two back to back points for the Tai as he lead the second game 20-16


Nov 27, 2016 12:19 pm (IST)

Great rally between the two stars but this time it's the Indian who wins the massive point to stay alive in the match. Sindhu 16 - Tai 18


Nov 27, 2016 12:18 pm (IST)

But Tai's smash means she is 3 points away from a huge win. 18-15 to Tai.


Nov 27, 2016 12:17 pm (IST)

Back to back points for the Indian Silver Queen as she take the second game to 17-15


Nov 27, 2016 12:16 pm (IST)

Another smash and another point for Tai, 17-13 now and we are looking at a huge upset at the moment.


Nov 27, 2016 12:16 pm (IST)

16-13 now in favour of the world number three from Chinese Taipei.


Nov 27, 2016 12:15 pm (IST)

Tai Tzu Ying is looking in sublime form and has take a 15-12 lead. But Sindhu has hit back with a smash of her own to take the second game to 15-13


Nov 27, 2016 12:14 pm (IST)

Tai hits a smash which Sindhu fails to pick to go 14-12 up in the second game.


Nov 27, 2016 12:13 pm (IST)

Brilliant smash by Tai to take the second game to 13-11 in her favour.


Nov 27, 2016 12:11 pm (IST)

Nov 27, 2016 12:10 pm (IST)

PV Sindhu makes it 9-9 with a brilliant strike. Thrilling match taking place in Hong Kong.


Nov 27, 2016 12:09 pm (IST)

9-8 now to Tzu Ying. Sindhu tries to smash but the Taiwanese caresses one over the net for a point.


Nov 27, 2016 12:08 pm (IST)

The second game is currently locked at 8-8.


Nov 27, 2016 12:07 pm (IST)

Not a good match for PV Sindhu so far has she has lost the first game to Tai Tzu Ying 21-15