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Badminton News : India blanked 0-5 by China in Sudirman Cup

Indian shuttlers were humiliated by China as they were blanked 0-5 in their second group A encounter in Finland. Indian badminton players couldn't even win one game against China and with this humiliating defeat India have failed to qualify for the knockout stage and the game against hosts Finland will be a dead rubber. Starting the proceedings, men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapil put up a fight against Liu Cheng and Zhou Hao Dong before going down 20-22 17-21. Young Aditi Bhatt was no match to Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei losing 9-21 8-21 to put China 2-0 ahead. World No. 15 B Sai Praneeth also lost to former All England Champion Shi Yuqi in men’s singles as the match turned out to be a one-sided affair going down 10-21 10-21 as 11-time champions China sealed the contest by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead. In the last two dead rubbers of the tie, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki reddy lost 16-21 13-21 to Chinese world number 15 Zheng Yu and Li Wen Mei, Du Yue and Feng Yan Zhe beat scratch pair of Kidambi Srikanth and Rutaparna Panda 9-21 9-21 in the mixed doubles match. India lost poorly to Thailand in group A opening encounter 1-4 and now losing to China 0-5.

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  • Released : 29-Sep-2021

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