India lose 2-3 to Malaysia

Updated: 27 October 2008 10:26 IST

India's doubles woes continued and the hosts went down 2-3 to Malaysia to finish fourth in the World Junior Badminton Championship.

India lose 2-3 to Malaysia
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Pune:

India's doubles woes continued and the hosts went down 2-3 to Malaysia to finish fourth in the World Junior Badminton Championship at the Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex on Monday.

India's hopes of a third place finish went up in smoke after all the doubles pairs failed to win.

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and Aditya Prakash did their bit, winning their respective singles matches but it was not enough.

Mixed doubles pair of Gurusaidutt and Prajakta Sawant was the first to disappoint as the duo received a 8-21 17-21 thrashing from Kok Siang Teo and Kah Mun Vivian Hoo in a 20-minute match.

However, Saina spanked Siew Fong Florah Ng 21-9 21-6 in the women's single, while Aditya Prakash 21-12 20-22 26-24 staved off the challenge of Iskandar Zulkarnain Bin Zainuddin in a 55-minute gruelling battle to take the lead 2-1.

But Sai Praneeth B and Pranav Chopra squandered the chance as they failed to put up a fight against Hee Chun Mak and Kok Siang Teo and went down 21-14 21-13 in just 22 minutes in the men's doubles category.

Though Sikki Reddy and Thulasi PC gave a scare to Kah Mun Vivian Hoo and Sannatasah Binti Saniru, the duo could not defy the inevitable and lost 14-21 21-13 9-21 to the Malaysian duo in 37-minutes.

Topics : Badminton
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