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WATCH: The moment when Satwiksairaj & Chirag scripted history at Thailand Open

WATCH: The moment when Satwiksairaj & Chirag scripted history at Thailand Open
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Published: 4 Aug 2019 10:45 AM GMT
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty scripted history by winning their first-ever Super 500 title, beating World Champion 2018 Chinese duo of Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen in the men's doubles final at Thailand Open on Sunday. The unseeded Indian pair went into the final as underdogs against the Chinese duo. The Indian duo put up a scintillating performance to win 21-19, 18-21, 21-18 and clinch the Thailand Open title. Watch the glimpse of the Indian duo winning the title at Thailand Open, here: https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/1157949462943191041?s=20 The Indian team got off to a brilliant start and led 11-9 at the mid-break interval of the first game. Despite Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen drawing level at 13-13, Rankireddy and Shetty never gave up the lead, staying marginally ahead and eventually winning the closely-fought first game. The Indian duo took the lead to 4-1 in the second game, but Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen did manage to fight back. With not much to separate the two teams, they traded leads until the Chinese pair won three points on the trot to wrap up the second game and take the final into a decider . In the final game, the Indians held the lead for the latter half of the game with the Chinese pairing playing catch up. However, Rankireddy and Shetty held off the Chinese charge to take the game and the title.
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