PV Sindhu wins again but India lose 1-3 to Indonesia in Badminton Asia Team Championships

Indian women shuttlers lost 1-3 to Indonesia in the Badminton Asia Team Championships. PV Sindhu notched the country’s only win on Thursday.

other sports Updated: Feb 09, 2018 17:17 IST
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PV Sindhu defeated Indonesia’s Fitriani 21-13, 24-22 in the Badminton Asia Team Championships. (AFP )

The Indian women’s team went down to Indonesia 1-3 for its second loss in the Badminton Asia Team Championships on Friday.

Just like in the loss against Japan on Thursday, PV Sindhu was the only one to win her match. She beat Fitriani Fitriani 21-13, 24-22 in the first singles.

It was all downhill for India from there on as they lost the next three matches.

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Greysia Polli and Apriyani Rahayu defeated Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy 21-5, 21-16 in the first women’s doubles clash.

In the second singles, Hanna Ramadini breezed past Priya Kudaravalli 21-8, 21-15.

The second doubles sealed the tie for Indonesia as Anggia Shitta Awanda and Mahadewi Istarani beat Sindhu and Sanyogita Ghorpade 21-9, 21-18.

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 17:17 IST