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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.
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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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Hong Kong Open Super Series: Sameer Verma Goes Down Fighting in Final
Sameer Verma. (Getty Images)

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

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