Already out of the quarterfinal race, India beat Finland 4-1 of their inconsequential closing group match of the Sudirman Cup badminton event right here on Wednesday.
The blended doubles pair of M R Arjun and Ashwini Ponnappa beat the Finnish duo of Anton Kaisti and Jenny Nystrom 21-9 21-14 earlier than Kidambi Srikanth and Malvika Bansod bought the higher of their respective opponents within the males’s and girls’s singles.
Srikanth beat Kalle Koljonen 16-21 21-14 21-11, whereas Malvika gained 21-16 21-11 towards Nella Nyqvist.
The boys’s doubles pair of Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, nevertheless, misplaced to Kaisti and Jesper Paul 20-22 19-22 earlier than Tanisha Crasto and Rutaparna Panda beat Mathilda Lindholm and Jenny Nystrom 21-12 21-13 within the ladies’s doubles.
Competing with out their star gamers, the Indians had ended their probabilities to qualify for the knockout stage after struggling a heavy 0-5 defeat towards formidable China on Monday. The Indians had earlier misplaced their Group A opener towards Thailand.
The absence of double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu, London Video games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and the boys’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy damage India’s prospect because the workforce minimize a sorry determine within the event.