The Indian ladies’s badminton crew suffered a crushing 0-5 defeat in opposition to Thailand in their final group match of the Uber Cup on the Ceres Arena, right here on Wednesday. The Indian crew, with out Saina Nehwal who has been sidelined to an harm, put up a valiant struggle earlier than dropping to fourth seed Thailand. It was the primary loss for Indian ladies in the event after beating Spain (3-2) and Scotland (4-1). Having already sealed their place in the quarter-finals, the match in opposition to Thailand was to decide the table-topper in Group B of the competitors.
Starting the day, the 20-year-old Malvika Bansod misplaced 15-21 11-21 to world No 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong in their ladies’s singles match.Then, the skilled doubles pairing of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy went down preventing 16-21 12-21 to the duo of Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai.
India’s Aditi Bhatt was the one shuttler to take her match to three video games. However, she misplaced 16-21 21-18 15-21 to world No 13 Busanan Ongbamrungphan. The win on the day helped Thailand seal the tie.
Later, the duo of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand misplaced 17-21 16-21 to Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai whereas Tasnim Mir misplaced her singles match to Supanida Katethong 19-21 15-21
Meanwhile, the Indian males’s badminton crew secured their place in the final eight of the Thomas Cup after beating Tahiti 5-0 on Tuesday. They will face defending champions China in their last Group C tie on Thursday.