India's juniors qualify for World Mixed Team play-off

Indian colts dished out another dominating performance as they streamrolled Bulgaria 5-0 in a Group G2 match to qualify for the play-off of the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships.

Lakshya Sen thrashed Daniel Nikolov 21-10, 21-12 in 26 minutes.   -  K. Murali Kumar

Indian colts dished out another dominating performance as they streamrolled Bulgaria 5-0 in a Group G2 match to qualify for the play-off of the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships, here on Thursday.

The Indian junior team, which had beaten The Netherlands 5-0 on Wednesday, continued its rampaging run and will take on Finland in its final group match. Mahima Aggarwal and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy started the proceedings for India as they spanked Maria Delcheva and Ivan Panev 21-8, 21-12 in just 18 minutes in the mixed doubles match to give India a 1-0 lead.

Lakshya Sen then thrashed Daniel Nikolov 21-10, 21-12 in a 26-minute men’s singles match and then Shikha Gautam trounced Mihaela Neycheva 21-15, 21-8 in 23 minutes in a women’s singles clash to help India take an unassailable 3-0 lead.

In men’s doubles, Krishna Prasad Garaga and Satwiksairaj blew away Ivan Panev and Dimitar Yanakiev 21-5, 21-14 in just 19 minutes and then women’s doubles pair of Mahima and Mithula U. K. brushed aside Maria Delcheva and Mihaela Neycheva 21-8, 21-11 to seal the tie for India.