India beat Australia 3-2 at the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championship



The Indian team came from behind on Tuesday to defeat Australia 3-2 in their Group B match at the BWF World Junior Badminton Championships being held in Santander, Spain. The men’s doubles team of Arsh Mohammad and Abhinav Thakur lost India’s first draw 21-12, 21-17 to Zhao’s Ricky Tang and Otto Xing.

5, 14-year-old world No. 5 Unnati Hooda evened things up with a comfortable 21-6, 21-9 victory over Sydney Go in the women’s singles match, according to In the third match which stretched over three sets, the Indian Bharat Raghav lost against Jack Yu by 19-21, 21-16, 15-21.

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India equalized again in the women’s doubles as Isharani Baruah and Devika Sihag beat Dania Nugroho and Catrina Chia-Yu Tan 21-8, 21-8. India’s mixed pair of Vignesh Thathineni and Srinidhi Narianan cruised to a 21-12, 21-16 win over Zhao’s Otto Xing and Yuelin Zhang to give India a 3-2 lead. India now sit second in Group B with two points from three matches. They previously beat Iceland 5-0 before losing to China by a similar scoreline. India will face Slovenia in their final group match on Wednesday with hopes of winning the game. India’s chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals will also depend on how China performs in matches against Iceland or Australia.

The championship started in Spain on October 17 and will continue until October 22.

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