Indian shuttler Sameer Verma
Indian shuttler Sameer Verma

Sameer Verma ousted from Malaysia Masters

ANI | Updated: Jan 09, 2020 13:30 IST

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Jan 9 (ANI): Indian shuttler Sameer Verma was knocked out of the ongoing Malaysia Masters here on Thursday.

The 25-year-old faced a defeat in the second round of the match at the hands of local boy Lee Zii Jia in straight games 21-19, 22-20.
Verma had the lead in the first game but lost consecutive points and ultimately lost the match after a tough fight in the second game.
The clash lasted for 52 minutes and the defeat ended Verma's run in the competition.
Earlier in the day, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating South Korea's An Se Young 25-23, 21-12 in about minutes 38 minutes.
The first game saw back and forth action between both shuttlers. In the end, Nehwal kept her cool to win the match.
On Wednesday, the 29-year-old had outclassed Belgium's Lianne Tan 21-15, 21-17 to progress to the pre-quarterfinals.
Men's shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the tournament after losing their matches to Japan's Kento Momota and Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei respectively.
Later in the day, PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy will compete in their respective second-round matches. (ANI)