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India blank Netherlands 5-0 in Thomas Cup

The Indian men's badminton team blanked the lower-ranked team in its opening Group C tie to make a winning start at the tournament
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PTI   |   Aarhus (Denmark)   |   Published 12.10.21, 12:44 AM

The Indian men’s badminton team blanked lower-ranked Netherlands 5-0 in their opening Group C tie to make a winning start at the Thomas Cup final here.

Kidambi Srikanth beat Joran Kweekel 21-12, 21-14 in a singles clash on Sunday before the doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty sailed past the Dutch pair of Ruben Jille and Ties van der Lecq 21-19, 21-12.

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B Sai Praneeth then demolished Robin Mesman 21-4, 21-12 to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead. MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila next beat Andy Buijk and Brian Wassink 21-12, 21-13 in the second doubles tie before Sameer Verma completed the sweep, beating Gijs Duijs 21-6, 21-11.                            



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