Dubai: India staged a exceptional comeback to down Hong Kong 3-2 and qualify for the semi-finals of the Asia Combined Group Badminton Championships and guarantee a first-ever medal within the continental event in Dubai on Friday.
Down 0-2, the Indians confirmed nice preventing spirit because the doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and Chirag Shetty and PV Sindhu levelled the scores after reverses within the first two matches.
Within the first match of the tie, the combined doubles pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto fought laborious earlier than shedding 24-26 17-21 towards Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Tsz Yau NG handy Hong Kong a 1-0 lead.
World No 11 and Commonwealth Video games champion Lakshya Sen squandered a recreation result in lose 22-20 19-21 18-21 towards world No 14 Ka Lengthy Angus NG in a single hour and 10 minutes.
The boys’s doubles pair of Kapila and Shetty pulled one again for India with a hard-fought 20-22 21-16 21-11 win over Tang Chun Man and Yeung Shing Choi.
Within the ladies’s singles match, two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu needed to dig deep to get the higher of Saloni Samirbhai Mehta 16-21 21-7 21-9 and degree the scores at 2-2.
Within the decider, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand defeated Tsz Yau NG and Wing Yung NG 21-13 21-12 within the ladies’s doubles to clinch the tie.
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