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.
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.