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India beat Nepal 3-0 to lift South Asian badminton title

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

lived upto the favourites' tag and walloped 3-0 to win the first ever South Asian Regional Badminton Tournament (team championship) here today.

India, who came into the finals without losing a single match continued their good run with Aryaman Tandon drawing the first blood in the boys'singles competition.

Taking on the winner (mixed doubles) of International Badminton Series Dipesh Dhami, Aryaman, ranked third in (under-19), was in his element from the word go and picked up an easy 21-9 21-15 victory to give the hosts an early initiative.

Local star Ashmita Chaliha continued the Indian juggernaut as she danced her way to a 21-9 21-6 win over Rashila Maharjan in the girls' singles event. Ashmita, who has been picked up by the North Eastern Warriors for the upcoming edition of the Vodafone Badminton League, barely broke a sweat and registered a comprehensive victory to double India's lead.

In the boys' doubles event, the pair of Arintap Dasgupta and Krishna Prasad G had to stave off a challenge from Nepalese duo of Dipesh Dhami and Nabin Shrestha. started off well winning the first game 21-19. However, the Indians came back stronger and won the next two games 21-14 21-11 to seal the deal for the Indian contingent.

Sanjay Mishra, the Indian junior badminton coach, was ecstatic with the win and said, "It was a great performance by the squad and we are happy with the way they played. It was as easy as the results show. are a good team and I am really happy that the team executed the plans as had discussed."

With the team championship over, the individual competition will commence from tomorrow.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 21:50 IST