Indian doubles pairs make exit in last-16


The Indian combo of Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sourav Chakraborty squandered an early 1-0 lead before going down to Jiang Tianyi and Tang Peng of Hong Kong 3-1 in men’s doubles pre-quarterfinal.

Despite a spirited start with 11-7 win in the first game, the Indian pair couldn’t stop the Hong Kong duo from coming back into the match as they bagged three consecutive games (11-5, 11-6, 11-6) to wrap up the issue.
Soumyadeep Roy and Jubin Kumar fell to Chinese duo of Wang Liqin and Zhang Jike 0-3 after losing the encounter 6-11, 3-11, 6-11.
India’s number one women pair of Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das also lost 1-3 to Jiang Huajun and T Ya Na of Hong Kong.

After losing the first two games 7-11, 9-11, the experienced Indian pair tried to claw their way back into the match and bagged the third one 11-7. But their comeback bid was foiled as Jiang and Na won  3-11.
Ma Long and Li Xiaoxia beat Zhang Jike and Ding Ning 4-2 in an all-Chinese affair to bag the mixed doubles title.

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