India go down to Indonesia in Sudirman Cup

India failed to make the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship after suffering a 1-4 thrashing at the hands of Indonesia in their second group match here on Monday.

World no. 11 Parupalli Kashyap was the lone Indian who could offer some solace by registering a 21-18, 21-14 victory over Rumbaka Dionysius Hayom in the men’s singles category, even as P.V. Sindhu along with other Indians were outclassed by their Indonesian opponents at the Putra Stadium.
India had already lost two ties before Kashyap managed to prevail over a lower ranked opponent in a 44-minute battle.
The Group A match began with the men’s doubles contest, which Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Chopra lost in straight games 13-21, 10-21 to Angga Pratama and Rian Agung Saputra.
In the second tie, Sindhu went down to Fanetri Lindaweni, ranked 15th, 15-21, 10-21 in the women’s singles.
Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre also lost 19-21, 20-22 to Greysia Polii and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari in the mixed doubles.

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