Thomas Cup Final: India lost 2-3 to Chinese Taipei in the group final Badminton news

BANGKOK: India endured a tough day in the office with the men’s and women’s badminton teams that suffered defeats in the group’s last game on Thomas and Uber Cup Finals on Wednesday.
While the men’s national team struggled fiercely before losing to Chinese Taipei in Group C by 2-3, the women’s shuttles could not take a single game from Korea, suffering a demoralizing 0-5 defeat in Group D.

However, two defeats will not matter as both teams have already earned their place in the quarterfinals after securing a place among the top two in the group after two wins.
In the quarterfinals, the Indians will have to lift their socks as they face Thailand.

For the Indians, it was a reality check after two consecutive victories against Canada and the US, as they looked terribly incompetent against a much superior opponent in Korea.
PV Sindhu’s double Olympic medal had a disappointing outlet as she succumbed to her fifth consecutive defeat by world number four An Seyoung, losing this time 15-21 14-21 in an uncomplicated competition, while India conceded a 0-1 lead.
A combination of Shruti Mishra and Simran Singhi was not the number two pair in the world, Lee Sohee and Shin Seungchan, fell 13-21 12-21 in 39 minutes.
Aakarshi Kashyap won 10-21 10-21 by World No. 19 Kim Ga Eun while India handed the tie at 0-3.
In the next two matches, Kim Hye Jeong and Kong Heeyong defeated Tanisha Crasto and Treesa Jolly 21-14 21-11, while Ashmita Chaliha lost 18-21 17-21 to Sim Yujin while Korea completed a 5-0 strike by India.
Against Chinese Taipei, the Indian men’s team fought hard Lakshya Sen and a couple of couples Mr. Arjun and Dhruv Kapila win the game but only Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy could claim victories over their opponents.
Bronze medalist at the World Championships Sen led to a gallant fight before losing 19-21 21-13 17-21 to world number four Chou Tien Chen in an hour-and-20-minute bout.
World couple number 8 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty could not bypass Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, who took 3rd place, losing 11-21 19-21 as India fell to 0-2.
Silver medalist at the Srikanth World Championships outsmarted the cunning Tzu Wei Wang 21-19 21-16 in 53 minutes to keep India afloat.
MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila showed their stomachs to fight as they saved four match balls, to lose 17-21 21-19 19-21 against Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han in a tough second doubles match, while India conceded a decisive 1- 3 leads to Korea.
In the final match, the 23rd world tennis player HS Prannoy defeated the 119th player in the world Lu Chia Hung 21-18, 17-21, 21-18 in a close match.


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