India’s badminton doubles defeated against the Indonesian

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India’s best men’s badminton doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty got defeated against the Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan on Thursday. In the 33 minutes match, they put their best efforts to stay in the match with a late challenge but, Ahsan and Setiawan were dominating the play the whole time.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty started well, but after that, they couldn’t hold on to their lead as Ahsan, Setiawan eased their way to win the first game 21-19 with some clever badminton and strong strokes.

After this defeat, they matched with South Korean pair Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae and won over them with their hard efforts in sets of 19-21, 21-16, 21-14 in 1 hour and 6 minutes.

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On Wednesday, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth progressed into the second round. Saina will match with Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan while Srikanth will face Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jial.

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