World championship bronze-medallist B Sai Praneeth then demolished Robin Mesman 21-4 21-12 in just 27 minutes in the second singles match to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead.
Men's singles and women's doubles features B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth and the pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy in the team.
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Ranked 10th in the world, the Indians beat world number 18 team 21-17 21-19 in a 44-minute Group A men's doubles match at the Musashino Forest Plaza.
The world number one men's doubles pair took the first game quite easily and they needed to win one more to register a victory in the match.
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Chirag and Satwik took the first game 21-16, and the Indian duo brought their A-game to the court, and the Chinese Taipei duo had no answers.
Chirag and Satwik took the first game 21-16, and the Indian duo brought their A-game to the court, and the Chinese Taipei duo had no answers to what was being thrown at them.
The Indian badminton contingent will field four shuttlers in three different events, headlined by a very determined PV Sindhu and debutant B Sai Praneeth.
The match proved to be a one-sided affair as the Japanese duo triumphed over the Indian duo in just 35 minutes.
Satwik and Chirag deservedly attract plenty of admirers after becoming India’s first men’s doubles pair to win a medal in a multi-discipline event in Gold Coast.