Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen and Chirag-Satwik
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The Indian men’s badminton team is aiming to win a historic first gold medal in the Asian Games. It continues to face strong China in the finals. In the first match, Lakshya Sen defeated Shi Yuchi in men’s singles, while in the second match, in men’s doubles, the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Yong Duo Liang and Weng Cheng. In the third match, Kidambi Srikanth faced Li Shifeng. In the fourth match, China’s Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi defeated the pair of Dhruv Kapil and Sai Prateek. China made a strong comeback and now made the score 2-2. Now the responsibility of getting India gold is in the hands of Mithun Manjunath. He faces Weng in the decider.
In the first match, Lakshya Sen and Shi Yuchi came face to face. Lakshya won this match 22-20, 14-21, 21-17. There was a tough competition in the first game between Lakshya and Shi Yuchi. Lakshya won the first game 22-20. After this Shi Yuchi made a comeback and won 21-14. In the third game, Lakshya was trailing 13-9 at one point. After this he made a strong comeback and leveled the score at 16-16. After this, Lakshya won the game by 21-17. In this way India took a 1-0 lead over China.
In the second match, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy faced Yong Duo Liang and Weng Cheng in men’s doubles. Chirag-Satwik won the first game easily 21-15. The Indian pair maintained dominance in this game and did not allow the Chinese pair to score points. After this, Chirag-Satvik won the second game also by 21-18. In this way both of them gave India a 2-0 lead over China. In the third match, India’s Kidambi Srikanth faced Shifeng Li in singles. Shifeng defeated Srikanth 24-22 in the first game. After this, in the second game, Shifeng defeated Srikanth 21-9. China made a comeback and reduced the lead to 1-2. China’s Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi defeated the pair of Dhruv Kapil and Sai Prateek 21-6, 21-15.