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India beat Thailand 3-2 in Asian C’ships quarters

Manila (Philippines): The Indian males’s staff on Friday fought again from two matches all the way down to beat Thailand within the quarter closing of the Badminton Asia Staff Championships in Manila. World Championships bronze medallist Sai Praneeth and former world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth each misplaced their singles matches however India adopted that up with again to again wins to assert the tie.

Praneeth confronted world no.12 Kantaphon Wangcharoen. He stretched the match into three video games, reversing the results of the primary sport within the second however the closing rating stood 21-14, 14-21, 21-12 in opposition to him. Srikanth confronted the 35th-ranked Kunlavut Vitidsarn and misplaced 20-22, 14-21.

Nonetheless, MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila denied Thailand the win by beating Kittinupong Kedren and Tanupat Viriyangkura 21-18, 22-20. 18-year-old Lakshya Sen then levelled the tie with a 21-19, 21-18 win over Supanyu Avihingsannon earlier than Srikanth and Chirag Shetty beat Maneepong Jongjit and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet 21-15, 16-21, 21-15 to finish India’s combat again.

India now face defending champions Indonesia within the semis on Saturday, who beat hosts Philippines 3-Zero earlier within the day.

(IANS)

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