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Feb 15, 2020
8:36AM

Indian men's team to take on Indonesia in semi-final of Badminton Asia Team Championships

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In Badminton, Indian men's team will take on defending champion Indonesia in the semi-final of the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Manila today. Indian men's team yesterday assured itself of a medal registering 3-2 win over Thailand.

After star shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth faced reversals in the first two singles ties, India fought back to win the next three ties, which included a single and two doubles rubbers, to prevail over Thailand in the quarterfinals and set up a last-four meeting with Indonesia.

The pairing of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila kept India in the hunt with a 21-18 22-20 win over Kittinupong Kedren and Tanupat Viriyangkura in the first doubles. Lakshya Sen, registered a 21-19, 21-18 win over world No. 45 Suppanyu Avihingsanon to bring India back on level terms. Pair of Chirag Shetty and Srikanth dished out a superb game to outwit the pairing of Maneepong Jongjit and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet 21-15 16-21 21-15 in the deciding second doubles tie.

The Indian men’s team had won bronze in 2016 and bowed out in the quarters in 2018.

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