Highlights, Hong Kong Open 2018, badminton results: Sameer Verma, Kidambi Srikanth ousted in quarter-finals

Catch the live score and updates of the Hong Kong Open 2018 as India's Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma eye a spot in the semi-finals

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Highlights, Hong Kong Open 2018, badminton results: Sameer Verma, Kidambi Srikanth ousted in quarter-finals

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Nov 16, 2018 - 18:11 (IST)

Delight for all the home fans! 

Qualifier Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong stuns Sameer Verma 21-15, 19-21, 21-11 in 73 minutes to enter his first-ever World Tour semi-finals. Incredible exhibition of badminton by him. He never really allowed the Indian shuttler to get into the groove. A well-deserved victory! 

Nov 16, 2018 - 18:03 (IST)

Sameer 11-18 Lee! 

The crowd is enjoying every single point won by their favourite. Despite being under pressure, Lee has managed to win points at regular intervals. 

Nov 16, 2018 - 18:00 (IST)

Sameer 9-16 Lee! 

Lee has been holding on to the lead in the decider. His variation from the backcourt has left Sameer guessing. 

Nov 16, 2018 - 17:56 (IST)

Sameer 6-14 Lee!

9 of the 10 points have turned in the favour of Lee. He has been outstanding. The way he closes down at the net is admirable. 

Nov 16, 2018 - 17:54 (IST)

Nov 16, 2018 - 17:51 (IST)

Sameer 5-9 Lee! 

Lee has shown incredible patience to push Sameer towards the backcourt and wait for the push-clears. The Indian shuttler's returns have been rudderless. 

Nov 16, 2018 - 17:49 (IST)

Sameer 4-4 Lee! 

The tiring rallies have drained out both the shuttlers. The net exchanges lack power. Lee is playing against the drift now. Let's see if he can make full use of that. 

Nov 16, 2018 - 17:46 (IST)

Sameer 21-19 Lee! DECIDER! 

The Indian shuttler survives scare to win the second game 21-19! The Indian shuttler allowed Lee to save three game points at 20-16. 

Time for the deciding game!

Nov 16, 2018 - 17:45 (IST)

Nov 16, 2018 - 17:41 (IST)

Sameer 20-19 Lee! 

The Hong Kong shuttler saves three game points to close the gap on Sameer's lead. Can he turn it around?

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated his compatriot HS Prannoy in an all-Indian men's singles clash to enter the quarter-finals while PV Sindhu lost the women's singles tie to crash out of the Hong Kong open tournament on Thursday.

In a marathon match of an hour and seven minutes, the fourth seed Srikanth edged past Prannoy 18-21, 30-29, 21-18 while third seed Sindhu went down to Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea 24-26, 20-22 in straight games.

After losing the first game, Srikanth bounced back in the second game in a hard-fought battle. The third game saw another intense battle between the two but Srikanth proved much better towards the end and wrapped up the issue.

The other Indian, Sameer Verma, also advanced as he got a walkover from his fifth seed Chinese opponent Chen Long.

In women's singles category, Sindhu never looked in the contention as she struggled to find her rhythm right from the start of the match.

In the first game Sindhu tried to give some fight as she took the match to the last but the second game saw much better performance from her opponent which resulted in her loss.

In mixed doubles category, Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out losing to Lee Yang and Hsu of Chinese Taipei.

The Chinese Taipei duo defeated the Indians 21-17, 21-11 in just 37 minutes of play.

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