Macau, Nov 30: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap advanced into the second round of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Kashyap, who is making a comeback after a long break, defeated Chun-Wei Chen of Chinese Taipei 21-19 21-8 in a match which lasted for 33 minutes. Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: What India, China Discussed During 16-Hour Long Military-Level Talks | Read Here

In another match, Sameer Verma, who was in the spotlight after reaching the final at the recently-concluded Hong Kong Open, was defeated by Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia 18-21, 13-21 in the opening round in 35 minutes of play. In the men’s doubles category, Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy edged past Chan Alan Yun Lung and Li Kuen Hon of Hong Kong to advance. Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: India-China Hold 10th Round of Military Talks For Further Disengagement | What to Expect

The Indian pair defeated the Hong Kong duo 21-11, 17-21, 21-9 in 40 minutes. Among other shuttlers, Sai Parneeth and top seeds Saina Nehwal will play their respective matches later in the day. Also Read - After Acknowledging Casualties, China Releases Galwan Clash Video