first_imgIndia go down fighting 2-3 vs Singapore in Asia Badminton Mixed Team ChampionshipsWith this loss, India are placed at the bottom of Group B, trailing Chinese Taipei and Singapore.advertisement Press Trust of India Hong KongMarch 20, 2019UPDATED: March 20, 2019 18:43 IST HS Prannoy had brought India back in the contest but his effort went in vain (HS Prannoy Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSPrannoy secured a 21-8, 12-21, 21-17 win over Thailand Masters champion Kean Yew LohMixed doubles pair of MR Arjun and Rutaparna Panda lost the opening tieAshmita Chaliha lost her women’s singles tie which handed Singapore a 3-2 winHS Prannoy and men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran put up superb performances but couldn’t stop Singapore from ekeing out a narrow 3-2 win over India in a group B match of the Asia Mixed Team Championships here Wednesday.India didn’t have a good start to the five-match tie as mixed doubles pair of MR Arjun and Rutaparna Panda lost 16-21 13-21 to Singapore’s Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Tan Wei Han in the opening match.However, 2018 Asian Championships bronze medallist Prannoy brought India back in the contest, securing a 21-8, 12-21, 21-17 win over Thailand Masters champion Kean Yew Loh in the men’s singles.After Prannoy levelled the tie, Arjun and Shlok put India ahead with a strong 21-16, 21-18 victory over Loh Kean Hean and Chrisnanta.The onus to wrap up the tie then fall on the young shoulders of Assamese wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha.The National Championships bronze medallist fought bravely before going down 21-17, 12-21, 16-21 to World No. 32 Yeo Jia Min in athrilling women’s singles match.In the final rubber of the tie, Indian women’s doubles pair of Arathi Sara Sunil and Panda put up a show of grit and determination but it was not enough as Singapore’s Putri Sari Dewi Citra and Lim Ming Hui prevailed 22-24, 21-15, 21-16 win in one hour and nine minutes.With this loss, India are placed at the bottom of Group B, trailing Chinese Taipei and Singapore.With most of the top Indian stars, including Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, rested ahead of next week’s India Open, the contingent had a tough task at this tournament where they lost in the quarter-finals in the previous edition.advertisementIndia next take on Chinese Taipei in a must-win encounter on Thursday.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsFollow HS PrannoyFollow MR ArjunFollow Shlok Ramchandran Nextlast_img

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