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Shuttler Ajay Jayaram stuns Sasaki to reach Korea Open semis

Ajay Jayaram of India hits a return to Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia during the Yonex Sunrise India Open 2012 badminton tournament in New Delhi April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: SPORT BADMINTON) - RTR31927
Ajay Jayaram of India hits a return to Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia during the Yonex Sunrise India Open 2012 badminton tournament in New Delhi April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: SPORT BADMINTON) - RTR31927

Seoul, Sept. 18 : Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram battled past his Japanese opponent Sho Sasaki in thrilling three sets to progress through to the semi-finals of the Korea Open Superseries here on Friday.

Jayaram claimed a 21-19, 16-21, 21-16 win over 26th ranked Sasaki in a match that lasted one hour and six minutes.

Jayaram will next take on seventh seed Chou Tien Chen to secure his berth in the summit clash. (ANI)