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HS Prannoy enters Indonesia final

Palembang: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy entered his second successive final after beating Malaysia's Daren Liew in the men's singles event at the $1,25,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold here yesterday.

HS Prannoy
HS Prannoy 

Fifth seed Prannoy, who finished runners-up at the $50,000 Vietnam Grand Prix in Hochiminh City last week, edged out Liew, seeded ninth, 21-14 14-21 21-14 in a close to an hour semifinal clash.

The Indian will take on Firman Abdul Kholik of Indonesia who beat Malaysia's Zulfadli Zulkiffli 21-17 21-15 in the other semifinal.

The 22-year-old Prannoy, who had beaten Liew, a former top 10 player, during their only encounter at the 2012 Malaysia Open GP Gold, fought back from 5-8 down to eventually break off at 12-12 to earn the bragging rights.

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