Kidambi Srikanth got here up with an underwhelming efficiency as India succumbed 1-3 to Malaysia and ultimately claimed the silver within the combined crew badminton occasion on the Commonwealth Video games right here on Tuesday. Srikanth misplaced to lower-ranked Tze Yong Ng in three video games to place the defending champions on the backfoot within the last. PV Sindhu did what was anticipated out of her within the ladies’s singles whereas the lads’s doubles pairing of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty went down within the opening doubles. With the win, Malaysia regained the title they’d misplaced to India 4 years in the past in Gold Coast.
For India to retain gold, loads trusted the result of the lads’s doubles tie that includes Rankireddy and Shetty, and, the Olympic bronze medallists duo of Teng Fong Aaron Chia and Wooi Yik Soh.
The ladies’s doubles and combined doubles have been India’s weaker hyperlinks and the crew relied on males’s doubles and the 2 singles to get the job achieved.
The opening contest was filled with lengthy and winding rallies however Reddy and Shetty misplaced majority of them, failing to maintain tempo with the extremely attacking Malaysian pair.
For a change, the Malaysian crowd made extra noise than the Indians, offering an extra push to Chia and Soh. After a tricky battle, the Malaysians received 21-18, 21-15 to place their crew 1-0 up Within the ladies’s singles, two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu was anticipated to win comfortably however the 60-th ranked Goh Jin Wei made life very robust for the world quantity 7.
Sindhu led 11-6 within the first recreation however Goh appeared a distinct participant after the interval. She made the previous world champion run across the court docket together with her skillful internet play. Goh made a powerful comeback to take the sport until the very finish.
Sindhu ended a rally with a forehand smash on Goh’s left to make it 21-20 earlier than the Malaysian netted a return. Goh’s continued with comparable ways within the second recreation as effectively, making an attempt to carry Sindhu near the web. Nonetheless, Sindhu was up for the duty as she took an 11-7 lead within the second recreation.
Goh closed the hole after the interval however Sindhu was in a position to end the sport comfortably on this event. It was a gruelling affair and Goh gave her all on court docket together with the final level when she fell on the ground. The ultimate scoreline learn 22-20 and 21-17 World quantity 14 Srikanth got here up with a flat efficiency within the males’s singles.The 42-ranked Tze Yong Ng took the primary recreation off Srikanth for the primary time in three conferences to lift hopes of an upset, The Indian then ran away with the second recreation to stage the match. Within the decider, Tze led 11-9 on the interval after couple of unforced errors from the Indian. It grew to become 16-12 with Srikanth unable to match Tze’s internet play.
The Malaysian acquired his first match level after an extended rally that noticed Srikanth misjudging a line name on the baseline.
Srikanth despatched a smash huge within the following level at hand Malaysia a 2-1 benefit. It was additionally Tze’s first win over the previous world no 1 with the ultimate outcome studying 21-19, 6-21, 21-16 .
The world quantity 11 duo of Thinaah Muralitharan and Koong Le Pearly Tan was too good for lower-ranked Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly within the ladies’s doubles, successful 21-18, 21-17 to finish the duty.
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