Wednesday, 22 May 2024

News | BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals

India successfully overcame a tough challenge from Canada to secure victory in their first Group B match of the BWF Uber Cup Finals 2022. Despite missing key players Saina Nehwal, Ashwini Ponnappa, and Sikki Reddy, the Indian team showed resilience and determination to come out on top in a closely contested tie. The final game, which ended with a score of 22-20 in favor of Ashmita Chaliha, proved to be the deciding factor in India’s win.

A Hard-Fought Victory

Although Chaliha’s victory over Rachel Chan secured a 4-1 lead for India, the overall scoreline did not reflect the intensity of the tie. The opening singles match saw Pusarla V Sindhu defeating Michelle Li with a score of 21-17 21-10. However, the first doubles match between Rachel Honderich/Kristen Tsai and the Indian pair leveled the score for Canada.

The turning point of the tie came in the second singles match, where Zhang Wen Yu initially had the advantage against Aakarshi Kashyap. However, Kashyap displayed great tenacity and capitalized on Wen Yu’s inconsistent play, ultimately winning the match 17-21 21-18 21-17.

A Delightful Debut

The scratch combination of Tanisha Crasto and Treesa Jolly proved to be a formidable duo for Catherine Choi and Josephine Wu. Despite Jolly’s usual partner, Gayatri Gopichand Pullela, being unable to play due to injury, Crasto and Jolly secured the win for India in straight games.

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Crasto expressed their delight, stating, “We’re very happy because this match was 50-50, and we were able to score a point for India today. We both have a good attack and were trying to make use of our strengths. We were able to gel along very well. We have different partners; this is the first time we’re playing together. The key thing is trust; we had faith in each other, that we’d help each other out.”

Other Notable Matches

  • In Thomas Cup Group A, Korea staged a comeback to defeat Thailand. Kunlavut Vitidsarn won the opening match for Thailand, but Korea’s Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae leveled the score. Jeon Hyeok Jin and Choi Sol Gyu/Kim Won Ho secured the victory for Korea with straight games wins.

  • Japan dominated Germany with a 5-0 victory in Uber Cup Group A. Yvonne Li put up a fight in the opening match against Akane Yamaguchi, but the Japanese team closed out all the matches comfortably.

  • Powerhouse China cruised to victory against Australia in Group C of the Uber Cup. Although Oceania champion Wendy Chen provided some resistance in the opening singles, the Australian team was unable to match the strength of the defending champions.

FAQs

Q: Who won the BWF Uber Cup match between India and Canada?
India emerged as the victors in their closely contested tie against Canada in the BWF Uber Cup Finals 2022.

Q: Which match proved to be crucial in India’s win against Canada?
The second singles match between Aakarshi Kashyap and Zhang Wen Yu played a pivotal role in India’s victory. Kashyap displayed great tenacity and come-from-behind to secure the win for India.

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Q: Who were the standout players for India in the tie against Canada?
Ashmita Chaliha, Pusarla V Sindhu, Aakarshi Kashyap, Tanisha Crasto, and Treesa Jolly all played important roles in India’s win against Canada.

Q: How did other teams fare in the BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals?
Korea came from behind to beat Thailand in Thomas Cup Group A, while Japan dominated Germany with a 5-0 victory in Uber Cup Group A. China cruised to victory against Australia in Group C of the Uber Cup.

Summary

In the opening match of Group B in the BWF Uber Cup Finals 2022, India showed resilience and determination to secure a hard-fought victory against Canada. Despite missing key players, the Indian team delivered impressive performances, ultimately winning the tie 4-1. The second singles match, where Aakarshi Kashyap emerged victorious after a close-fought battle, proved to be the turning point. Other teams, such as Korea, Japan, and China, also enjoyed success in their respective matches. The BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals continue to showcase top-level badminton and thrilling encounters between national teams.

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