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Indian men & women end campaign in Badminton Asia Team C'ship

Press Trust of India  |  Alor Setar (Malaysia) 

The Indian men's and women's teams today crashed out of the Team Championships after losing to and respectively in the quarterfinals here. The women's team, which took the field first, went down to 1-3 with Olympic medallist P V Sindhu emerging as the lone Indian to taste success.

She beat Fitriani Fitriani 21-13, 24-22 in the first singles. It was all downhill for from there on as they lost the next three matches. Greysia Polli and Apriyani Rahayu defeated Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy 21-5, 21-16 in the first women's doubles clash. In the second singles, breezed past Priya Kudaravalli 21-8, 21-15. The second doubles sealed the tie for as Anggia Shitta Awanda and Mahadewi Istarani beat Sindhu and Sanyogita Ghorpade 21-9, 21-18. In the men's quarterfinal match, lost to formidable 1-3 with Kidambi Srikanth being the only Indian winner. The highest ranked Indian beat 14-21 21-16 21-7 in the first singles. The advantage given by Srikanth was frittered away as the lost all the remaining matches to end their campaign in disappointment. The doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Ranki Reddy and Chirag Shetty lost to and 17-21 18-21 before B Sai Praneeth went down fighting against Qiao Bin 21-9 11-21 17-21 in the second singles to hand a 2-1 lead. The second Indian pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy gave a tough fight to Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong but lost 21-14 19-21 14-21.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 22:00 IST
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