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Ajay Jayaram vs Ng Ka Long Angus Hong Kong Open Quarter-Finals 2016

Ng Ka Long wins 21-15, 21-14.
Updated: 25 November 2016 19:13 IST - Published: 25 November 2016 17:01 IST
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Next up for Verma is third seeded Jan O Jorgensen, one of the toughest rivals he could have drawn here.

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Verma beat Malaysia's Chong Wei Feng in straight games 21-17, 23-21, to progress to the semis. He'll be up against a tough competitor there, however.

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India's No. 3 shuttler, Sameer Verma also goes through! 

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This means that PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma are now remaining in the women's and men's singles respectively. Sindhu will play her semi-final tomorrow.


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In the end, it was a decent bit of a fight from Jayaram early on in both games. Even in the second, he managed to pull back to tie scores after Ng Ka Long managed to keep a 5-point lead.

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And Jayaram's managed to tie scores at 14-all! He's pulling back - but not for long.

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But that fight did not hold up for long as Ng Ka Long unleashed cross-court winners, smashes and some well-positioned jumping shots to take a convincing straight games win. 

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The 29-year-old is pulling out some good shots here today - will it be enough?

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A spiffing comeback from Jayaram sees him come within one point of Ng Ka Long! Can he pull back and even take this game?

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Ng Ka Long takes a quick lead in game 2 as well! A beautiful cross-court smash from Ng sees him jump into the air with some almighty force to smash that. There's little Jayaram can do to counter that! 

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And that's it! He takes the first game 21-15 - in fourteen minutes. Almost clinically quick so far.

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Ng Ka Long - whose Christian name is Angus - is now two points away from taking the game.

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Things aren't going too well for the Indian shuttler here in Hong Kong and the home player is absolutely in command. He's maintained a healthy lead all through and for now, appears to be the higher on energy as well.

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The Hong Kong player has built up a healthy 5 point lead here and for now looks as though he's running away with the game. Can Jayaram fight back?

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Hawk-eye is called upon - and the shot is in - by a whisker! 

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That one was terribly close - and Ajay Jayaram challenges his rival's shot! 

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There's a beautiful touch to Angus' shots. A cross-court shot sails into Jayaram's net and the talented Indian misjudges it. 

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A routine shot off Jayaram's racquet goes into the net and gives Angus the point. Angus leads 5-4.

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And they're off! There's some great agility from Jayaram here and a forceful shot to Angus - who's returning with equal vigour. 

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India's former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal lost to Cheung Ngan Yi of China in a hard-fought three game match.

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Meanwhile, Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu defeated Xiaoyu Liang of China to enter the semis here. 

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The 29-year-old Indian won 21-18, 21-19 in a straight game, 39-minute encounter.

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Jayaram defeated China's Yuxiang Huang in his previous match.