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Badminton Asia Team Championships 2022: Here's a look at the tables after Day 2

After a disappointing 0-5 loss of the men's team, the Indian women's team lost 2-3 against Malaysia on Day 2 of Badminton Asia Team Championships 2022.

Badminton Asia Team Championships 2022: Heres a look at the tables after Day 2
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FILE PHOTO: Ashmita Chaliha in action at the BWF Super 100 event in Guwahati. (BAI)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 5 Aug 2022 7:39 AM GMT

On Day 3, the Indian men's shuttlers pulled off a 3-2 victory against Hong Kong China at the Badminton Asia Team Championships 2022 being held at Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Lakshya Sen began the proceedings for India with a stunning 21-19, 21-10 win over Lee Cheuk Yeu. It was followed by Manjit and Dingku Singh conceding 22-20, 15-21, 18-21 against Law Cheuk Him and Lee Chun Hei. Chan Yik Chak beat Kiran George by 13-21, 21-17, 9-21.

In the penultimate match, Hariharaqn and Ruban beat Chow Hin Long and Lun Chun Wai by 21-17 and 21-16. And lastly, M Manjunath beat Jason Gunawan by 21-14, 17-21, 21-11.


With Lakshya Sen setting the mood for the tie with a stunning win, all the Indian shuttlers today played very well and was close to winning almost every encounter. Eventually, Lakshya Sen, the doubles duo of Hariharan/Ruban Kumar and finally Mithun Manjunath successfully carried India to a 3-2 victory against Hong Kong China.

Playing a lot of deciders today, India was in good form as they got their first win in this campaign and saved faced after a dismal outing against Korea on Day 1.

The Indian women's team put up a spirited show before going down 2-3 to host Malaysia in its opening match of the Badminton Asia Team Championships on Wednesday. Ashmita Chaliha and Tara Shah notched up convincing wins but the two inexperienced doubles pairs couldn't make a mark as the Indian team jeopardised its chances of reaching the knockout stage of the tournament.

World No. 56 Aakarshi Kashyap started the proceedings but she lost to 64th ranked Kisona Selvaduray by 16-21 21-18 16-21.

Khushi Gupta and Mehreen Riza were then shown the door 1-21 6-21 by the Malaysian pair of Valeree Siow and Pearly Tan to make it 2-0 in the home team's favour.

Assam's Ashmita Chaliha dished out a superb show to see off Siti Nurshuhaini 21-11 21-19 in 29 minutes to bring India back into the contest.





Arul Bala Radhakrishnan and Nila Valluvan proved no match for Anna Ching Yik Cheong and Teoh Mei Xing, losing 10-21 12-21 as Malaysia took an unassailable 3-1 lead.

Tara Shah, who had claimed the Hungarian International Junior Championships in 2020 and had reached the finals of U-15 Asia Junior Championships, beat Myisha Mohd Khairul 21-16 21-15 to make it 2-3 in the end.

The men's team, led by world championship bronze medallist Lakshya Sen, had also lost its opening match 0-5 against Korea on Monday.

They will face Hong Kong on Thursday.

While the men's teams are divided into Group A and Group B, the women's teams are categorised in Group Y and Group Z.

The Indian men's team sit at the bottom of Group A.

Indian mens team sits at the bottom position of Group A

Among the three teams in Group Y of the women's event, India sit in the second position.

Indian womens team sits at the second position in Group Y.
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