Badminton-India stun Indonesia to win maiden Thomas Cup title


FILE PHOTO: Badminton - Thomas & Uber Cup - Aarhus, Denmark - October 17, 2021 Thomas Cup mens team final match between China and Indonesia Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix via REUTERS/File Photo

BANGKOK (Reuters) - India's men's badminton team pulled off a major upset by beating 14-times champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final on Sunday to win their maiden Thomas Cup title.

Lakshya Sen shocked Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 8-21 21-17 21-16 in the first singles to give India a winning start.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy combined with Chirag Shetty for a similar come-from-behind victory over Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

Kidambi Shrikanth sealed first-time finalists India's memorable triumph by beating Jonatan Christie 21-15 23-21.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Ed Osmond)

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