BWF World Jr Team C'ship: Indian shuttlers blank Hungary, Australia to top Group D

After completing a 5-0 whitewash against USA on Monday, Lakshya Sen & Co continued in the same vein, blanking Hungary and Australia with a similar scoreline to top Group D on Tuesday.

Lakshya Sen combined with Krishna Prasad to win the men's doubles match against Hungary on Tuesday.   -  K. Murali Kumar

Indian junior shuttlers are in red-hot form in the ongoing BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

After completing a 5-0 whitewash against USA on Monday, Lakshya Sen & Co continued in the same vein, blanking Hungary and Australia with a similar scoreline to top Group D on Tuesday.

In the day’s first tie against Hungary, Dhruv Kapila and Mithula U. began the proceedings with another clinical 21-7, 21-8 win over Zsombor Dulcz and Kitti Szotak in the mixed doubles category. It took just 17 minutes for the duo to emerge victorious in the clash.

Rahul Bharadwaj B.M. followed it up with an easy 21-11, 21-13 win over Gergo Pytel in the men’s singles. In the girl’s singles match Ashmita Chaliha completed a 21-7, 21-15 win over Raka Madrasz to seal the tie in India’s favour.

The men’s doubles team of Lakshya Sen-Krishna Prasad Garaga and the women’s doubles team of Rutaparna Panda and Mithula UK completed the formalities in the last matches to give India its second successive 5-0 victory.

The ruthless Indian shuttlers then dismantled Australia in the afternoon tie to comprehensively top the five-team Group D.

It was the turn of Purva Barve and Kartikey Gulshan Kumar to show their singles credentials with easy victories in the women’s and men’s category respectively. Barve beat Sasha Lim 21-5, 21-7 while Gulshan Kumar pulled off a 21-4, 21-9 win over Kai Chen Teoh. If the men’s doubles, Krishna Prasad Garaga and Dhruv Kapila closed out the challenge from Marcus Kong and Peten Yan 21-11, 21-15, the women’s doubles team of Rutuparna Panda and Mithula U.K, tore into Australia’s Maggie Chan and Sasha Lim 21-1, 21-15.