In a historic occasion on Friday, the Indian Males’s badminton group reached the ultimate of the Thomas Cup 2022 for the very first time. Lakshya Sen and co endured a troublesome day within the semifinal of the Thomas Cup 2022, however they emerged victorious and can play Indonesia within the ultimate.
India defeated Denmark 3-2 to achieve the summit conflict, the place they’re now assured a minimum of a silver medal.
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India has entered the ultimate of the Thomas Cup for the primary time for the reason that event started 73 years again. Within the first match, India’s Lakshya Sen took on well-known Denmark participant Viktor Axelsen.
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The Danish participant lived as much as his fame and World Quantity 9 Sen discovered the going robust ultimately shedding in straight video games 21-13, 21-13.
Within the doubles encounter, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Mathias Christiansen. Satwik and Chirag clinched the primary recreation 21-18 however the second recreation stretched and the Danes scarped by means of 23-21 to power the decider. Within the ultimate recreation, the Indians confirmed a outstanding show of talent of coordination and clinched the match 22-20.
Former World No. 1 Srikanth Kidambi took on Anders Antonsen within the third match and prevailed 21-18 within the first recreation. Nonetheless, Antonsen bounced backed with 21-12 within the second recreation to make issues even. The Indian fought again within the decider and clinched the match 21-15 to place India forward 2-1 within the gripping tie.
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Within the fourth match, the Indian duo of Krishna Prasad and Vishnuvardhan battled it out in opposition to Anders Skaarup Rasmussen and Frederik Sogaard. The Denmark duo didn’t face a lot problem in successful the match 21-14, 21-13 in 39 minutes.
Within the all-important fifth match, HS Prannoy delivered once more as he did within the quarter-final. Whereas the primary recreation was received by Rasmus Gemke 21-13, Prannoy bounced backed 21-9 within the second recreation to make issues even. The Indian performed with zeal and willpower to win the decider 21-12 and provides a memorable 3-2 win to India.
With inputs from ANI