India move into Sudirman Cup badminton quarters

India move into Sudirman Cup badminton quarters

The progress achieved by Kim Her with the women's doubles combination of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy has been sufficient to make Indian badminton fans sit up and rub their eyes in disbelief.

India will next face former champions Indonesia on Wednesday.

And finally the in-form duo of Ashwini/Sikki Reddy made it 4-1 with their unbelievable win over Della Haris/Rosyita Putri Sari 21-12, 21-19.

Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe brought Denmark back into the tie by winning a thrilling men's doubles rubber 16-21, 24-22, 23-21 against Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon.

Though the women's singles sealed Indonesia's win over Denmark, their knockout fate still depended on the women's doubles in the fifth match of the tie.

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Taipei beat Russian Federation by the same scoreline, though they had a somewhat more straightforward time than Denmark did in beating India.

"What a insane team match against Indonesia, lasted nearly six hours and we have to dig really deep to win the two matches needed to top the group". The stand-out performance in this runaway triumph came from Satwiksairaj and Ashwini, who lowered the colours of Tontowi Ahmad and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja, a fresh combination that the Indonesians were forced to form in the absence of the injured Lilyana Natsir.

In what will be a tough opening test, India, led by Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu, have to punch above their weight if they are to stand a chance against the two-time runners-up. Kidambi Srikanth made it 2-0 for India with a 21-15, 21-16 victory against Christie Jonathan. Ashwini and Satwik were trailing 17-20 in the first game before they saved three game points and won it with a five-point burst.

It was also a bad day for Ajay Jayaram, as he was beaten in straight sets 12-21 7-21 by Viktor Axelsen in the mens' singles match.

Olympic silver-medallists Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen then eked out a 21-18 13-21 21-13 win over Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu to reduce the margin of win to 2-3, thus clearing India's way to the quarterfinal.

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