India has created history by assuring themselves the first ever medal at the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships. Today India will be up against China in the semifinals from 5:30pm
Welcome to our coverage of the Semifinals at the 2023 championships against the mighty and top seed China 🇨🇳
The Lineup for today is below
The H2H record is below
👉 Prannoy 🇮🇳 WR9 v Lei 🇨🇳 WR121 | 0-0
👉 Sindhu 🇮🇳 WR9 v Gao 🇨🇳 WR101 | 0-2
👉 Dhruv/Chirag 🇮🇳 UR v Zhou/He 🇨🇳 | WR21 | 0-0
👉 Treesa/Gayatri 🇮🇳 WR19 v Tan/Liu 🇨🇳 WR296 | 0-0
👉Ishaan/Tanisha 🇮🇳 WR26 v Wei/Jiang 🇨🇳 WR46 | 0-0
First up is the India no1 HSP, prannoy has been phenomenal this tournament and you would expect this one in Indian bag
First game was won by Lei pretty convincingly 21-13. HSP was looking to make a comeback but he lost the second game 15-21.
China won the first match taking a 1-0 lead in the tie
SINDHU VS GAO
With India on the back foot it was onto Sindhu to bring India back in the tie. PVS had a H2H of 0-2 against her opponent Gao.
The first game was won by Gao in no time with the score of 21-9.
Sindhu corrected the errors and closed the second game 21-16. In the all important final game it was Gao who was able to hold her nerve to win the game 21-18
This win gave China a 2-0 lead
Kapila and Shetty are up against the WR21 pair now to save Indian hopes in the tie
They have won the first game 21-19
And we claw back in the tie, chirag and dhruv have given us that opportunity to make a comeback. They have beaten the Chinese pair 21-19,21-19
CHN 2-2 IND
WD: Liu Shengshu/Tan Ning vs Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand Pullela
18-21 21-13 19-21 WOWWW
Two all and we go to the decider!
The deciding match for the FINAL!