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India Knocked Out Of Sudirman Cup, Lose To Malaysia In 2nd Group C Match

Sudirman Cup

Following a humiliating loss to Malaysia in the second Group C match of the mixed team championships on Monday in Suzhou, India was eliminated from the Sudirman Cup badminton competition. Star shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu were unable to deliver because India’s chances in the coveted competition were lost. While Srikanth struggled mightily in the men’s singles match, Sindhu rallied admirably in the decisive game after losing an early lead before ultimately losing to world No. 30 Goh Jin Wei.

The task of defeating the world No. 8 pair of Goh Soon Huat and Lai Shevon Jemie was always going to be difficult for Dhruv Kapila and Ashwini Ponnappa, and despite their best efforts, the Indian team lost 16-21, 17-21 in 35 minutes.

The team was down 0-2 after the first two matches, and an error-prone Srikanth couldn’t turn things around as he lost the men’s singles match to world No. 8 Lee Zii Jia 16-21, 11-21.

12 in the world In the women’s singles match, Sindhu overcame a 2-11 disadvantage in the third game, but she was unable to overcome it. She fell to Goh 21-14, 10-21, 20-22, and India handed Malaysia a 0-3 lead in the five-match series.

Indian finished third in the group, behind Chinese Taipei and Malaysia, who finished first and second, respectively, and advanced to the quarterfinals.

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