Malvika Bansod wins RSL Lithuanian International crown

The third seeded Indian got the better of fourth seed Darragh 21-14 21-11 in the summit clash on Sunday night that lasted just 29 minutes.

Malvika Bansod won the RSL Lithuanian International badminton tournament. (File Photo)   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

India's Malvika Bansod defeated Rachael Darragh of Ireland in straight games to clinch the women's singles crown at the RSL Lithuanian International badminton tournament.

The third seeded Indian got the better of fourth seed Darragh 21-14 21-11 in the summit clash on Sunday night that lasted just 29 minutes.

Malvika Bansod reaches final of RSL Lithuanian International  

Malvika, who reached the quarterfinals of the Austrian Open last month, had earlier defeated France's Anna Tatranova 21-13 21-10 to enter the women's singles final.

En route to her title triumph here, the 19-year-old Malvika had defeated local player Vilte Paulauskaite 21-6 21-10 in the opening round, before crushing Heli Neiman of Israel 21-10, 21-11.

She then saw off Austrian Katrin Neudolt 21-12 21-9 in the quarterfinals.

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