India Go Right down to Thailand in Asia Blended Staff Championship

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Ho Chi Minh Metropolis: H S Prannoy and the boys's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy received their respective matches however India nonetheless suffered a slender 2-Three loss to Thailand within the quarterfinals of the ROBOT Badminton Asia Blended Staff Championships right here on Friday.

Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold champions, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy began the proceedings for India. The duo produced a gallant struggle earlier than happening 25-23 10-21 10-21 to the combo of Savitree Amitrapai and Dechapol Puavaranukroh in a 50-minute blended doubles match.

With India lagging Zero-1, Prannoy took the court docket and the World No.23 noticed off Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-18 21-15 in 39 minutes to deliver his group again on monitor.

Rio Olympians, Manu and Sumeeth then notched up a 21-19 21-16 win over Kittinupong Kedren and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet within the males's doubles match which lasted 34 minutes on the Nguyen Du Cultural Sport Membership right here.

Newly-crowned nationwide champion Rituparna Das was then given the accountability to seal the tie for India however regardless of an excellent struggle the Indian did not surpass Pornpawee Chochuwong.

She misplaced 21-11 12-21 15-21 to the World No. 40, who had reached the finals at Malaysia Masters final month.

Within the deciding ladies's doubles match, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki paired up in opposition to World No. 10 combo of Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai.

The match went right down to the wire after the Indians pocketed the opening recreation however they couldn't get previous the higher-ranked rivals, dropping 21-15 17-21 7-21 within the encounter.

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