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India clean Netherlands 5-0 in Thomas Cup

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The Indian males’s badminton crew blanked lower-ranked Netherlands 5-0 in its opening Group C tie to make a successful begin on the Thomas Cup Final right here.
Taking the courtroom first, Kidambi Srikanth beat Joran Kweekel 21-12 21-14 in a males’s singles conflict on Sunday evening earlier than the doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty sailed previous the Dutch pair of Ruben Jille and Ties van der Lecq 21-19 21-12 at hand India a 2-0 benefit.
World championship bronze-medallist B Sai Praneeth then demolished Robin Mesman 21-4 21-12 in simply 27 minutes within the second singles match to offer India an unassailable 3-0 lead.
MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila subsequent defeated Andy Buijk and Brian Wassink 21-12 21-13 within the second doubles tie earlier than Sameer Verma made the clear sweep, beating Gijs Duijs 21-6 21-11 within the third and ultimate singles match.
Earlier on Sunday, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was pressured to retire halfway via her opening match however India’s younger girls’s crew produced a medical show to notch up a fantastic 3-2 win over Spain within the Uber Cup Final.
India’s males’s crew will subsequent play one other weak opponent in Tahiti within the Thomas Cup on Tuesday, whereas the nation’s girls shuttlers shall be up towards Scotland in Group B.