Indian shuttlers crashed out of Sudirman Cup 2013
On Monday, Indian shuttlers lost final Group match to Indonesia with 1-4 and crashed out of Sudirman Cup on the second day of competitions at the Putra Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. India won only one match out of five as Parupalli Kashyap was the lone bright spot. 100 In the first match of the day, India’s Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra lost their men’s doubles to Pratama Angga and Saputro Rian Agung by 13-21, 10-21. P.V. Sindhu, bravely fought to take a game from World Champion Yihan Wang, finally, disappointed the Indian contingent losing to Lindaweni Fanetri 15-21, 10-21 in the women’s singles. In a do-or-die men’s singles, Kashyap defeated Rumbaka Dionysius Hayom 21-18, 21-14. This was India’s only win in this edition of world team championships. In the fourth match, Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre lost their women’s doubles match to Polii Greysia and Maheswari Nitya Krishinda in two incredibly close games. The Indian duo held a game point too in the second game but went on to lose the next three to lose the game and match 19-21, 20-22. In the mixed doubles, Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu lost the match from Ahmad Tontowi and Natsir Liliyana by 13-21, 14-21. China and Indonesia, both nations have qualified for the next stage, so, the next match will be held between them to decide the table-toppers.
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