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Indian women’s team defeats Hong Kong 3-0 in quarterfinals at Badminton Asia Team Championship in Shah Alam, Malaysia

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New Delhi: The Indian women’s team defeated Hong Kong 3-0 in the quarterfinals at the Badminton Asia Team Championship in Shah Alam, Malaysia today. India entered the match as favourites against Hong Kong and with the win, booked their place in the semifinal, assuring India of at least a bronze, the country’s maiden medal in the competition.

In the first singles encounter, PV Sindhu defeated Hong Kong’s top singles player Lo Sin Yan 21-7, 16-21, 21-12 as the doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa got the better of world no. 18 Yeung Nga Ting and Yeung Pui Lam 21-10, 21-14. India bagged the victory in the second singles clash too, as Ashmita Chaliha beat 121-ranked Yeung Sum Yee 21-12, 21-13.

India will now face the winner of the other quarterfinal between top seed Japan and China.

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