Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian shuttlers continued their stellar performance with a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka in the second match of Group A in the mixed team event on Saturday.
Indian shuttlers continued their stellar performance with a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka in the second match of Group A in the mixed team event of the 22nd Commonwealth Games on Saturday. After beating Pakistan 5-0, India once again made a splendid performance to make it to the quarter-finals with one match to spare.
India took a strategic decision to break up the mixed and men’s doubles teams. Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy beat Sachin Dias and T Hendaheva 21-14, 21-9 in mixed doubles to give India a 1-0 lead. World Championship bronze medalist Lakshya Sen defeated Niluka Karunaratne 21-18, 21-5 in her first match after recovering from a shoulder injury.
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Aakrishi Kashyap defeated Suhasani Vidanage 21-3, 21-9. B Sumeeth Reddy and Chirag Shetty then put together a 21-10, 21-13 win over Dumindu Abhayavikrama and Sachin Dias to take India’s lead 4-0. In the last match, Gayatri Gopichand and Trisa Jolly defeated T Hendaheva and Vidara Suhasani Vidanage 21-18, 21-6.
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Lakshya Sen said after winning his match, “I have been practicing with him and have played tournaments so I knew how to play.” Played better in the game. The ambiance here is awesome and a totally different experience. I will get to learn a lot here.”
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