Malaysia Masters: Prannoy loses to Angus Ng Ka Long in semifinal despite winning first game

Prannoy lost the first game 21-17, 9-21, 17-21 to Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in a match that lasted 64 minutes here.

The 19th-ranked Indian shuttler won the first game easily, took a 3-3 6-3 lead and then held on to win five points at a time to maintain the lead. He maintained his 2-3 point advantage throughout.

Angus Ng Ka Long, however, scored in the second game when Prannoy held him down 2-5 to 5-5. The Hong Kong player won seven points in a row to take a 12–5 lead and although Prannoy tried to make a comeback, his Hong Kong opponent maintained his lead and held the match on first game point to take the match to the decider. Won.

Prannoy went ahead 3-3 to take an 8-4 lead in the decider. But Angus Ng Ka Long came back strongly and leveled the score at 9-9 when Prannoy hit a drop shot into the net to win nine out of 10 points at the time to extend the lead to 9-13.

The 29-year-old Prannoy made a comeback, but Agnus maintained a lead of a few points to go up 16-14. The two players swapped the next few points as they held the upper hand to lead 16-18. Prannoy made a few mistakes as Agnus extended the lead 20-17 before winning the first game point to win the game 21-17.

Prannoy’s loss ended India’s campaign at the Malaysia Masters without a title as PV Sindhu lost in the women’s singles quarterfinals while the other players were eliminated in the first round.

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