Thomas Cup Final: India lose 2-3 to Chinese Taipei in final group match | Badminton News – Times of India


BANGKOK: India endured a tricky day in workplace with each the boys’s and girls’s badminton groups struggling defeats of their closing group match on the Thomas and Uber Cup Last on Wednesday.
Whereas the boys’s workforce put up a spirited combat earlier than happening 2-3 to Chinese language Taipei in group C, the ladies shuttlers could not take a single recreation off Korea, struggling a demoralising 0-5 defeat in group D.

Nevertheless, the dual defeats is not going to matter a lot as each the groups have already sealed their respective quarterfinal berths after securing a top-two end within the group following two victories.
Within the quarterfinals, the Indian girls should pull up their socks as they face Thailand.

For the Indian girls, it was a actuality examine after two successive wins in opposition to Canada and USA as they seemed awfully out of kinds in opposition to a a lot superior opponent in Korea.
Double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu had a disappointing outing as she succumbed to her straight fifth loss to world quantity 4 An Seyoung, shedding 15-21 14-21 this time in a lopsided contest, as India conceded a 0-1 lead.
The combo of Shruti Mishra and Simran Singhi was no match for world quantity two pair of Lee Sohee and Shin Seungchan, happening 13-21 12-21 in 39 minutes.
Aakarshi Kashyap was despatched packing 10-21 10-21 by world quantity 19 Kim Ga Eun as India surrendered the tie 0-3.
Within the subsequent two matches, Kim Hye Jeong and Kong Heeyong beat Tanisha Crasto and Treesa Jolly 21-14 21-11, whereas Ashmita Chaliha misplaced 18-21 17-21 to Sim Yujin as Korea accomplished a 5-0 drubbing of India.
Up in opposition to Chinese language Taipei, the Indian males’s workforce fought exhausting with Lakshya Sen and the doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila profitable a recreation however solely Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy may declare victories over their opponents.
World championships bronze medallist Sen produced a gallant combat earlier than shedding 19-21 21-13 17-21 to world quantity 4 Chou Tien Chen in an hour and 20 minute conflict.
The world quantity 8 pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty could not get previous Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, ranked third, shedding 11-21 19-21 as India slipped to 0-2.
World championship silver medallist Srikanth outwitted the difficult Tzu Wei Wang 21-19 21-16 in 53 minutes to maintain India afloat.
MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila confirmed a abdomen to combat as they saved 4 match factors, solely to go down 17-21 21-19 19-21 in opposition to Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han in a good second doubles match, as India conceded a decisive 1-3 result in Korea.
Within the closing match, world quantity 23 HS Prannoy beat world quantity 119 Lu Chia Hung 21-18, 17-21, 21-18 in a detailed affair.


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