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India beat Faroe Islands at World Junior Badminton

IANS  |  Markham (Canada) 

Indias mixed team registered their third consecutive win in their group E tie, beating the lower ranked 5-0 at the Li Ning BWF World Junior Championships 2018 here.

The Indian shuttlers, who are just a win away from entering the quarter-finals, will play their last group match on Thursday against

The team management decided to rest Asian junior champion and World No.3 Lakshya Sen and rotated a few others to test their bench strength, giving the players some required match practice on Tuesday evening before the crucial knockout phase.

In Tuesday's match, were put on the path of victory by the men doubles pair of and who defeated and 21-11, 21-7 even as Gayatri Gopichand, playing the women singles, downed 21-8, 21-7, rather easily to consolidate their lead in 16 minutes.

For Kiran George, who played the men singles next, toyed with Arant A. MyRini 21-6, 21-7 and consuming exactly as many minutes as Gayatri did against her Faroe Island's opponent.

Then it was the turn of the women doubles duo of and who handed out a 21-9, 2-19 defeat to and and in the last rubber, Ashwini Bhatt and Saiprateek Krishnaprasad completed the formality by beating and 21-7, 21-7 in mixed doubles in just about 15 minutes.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 17:00 IST
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