HS Prannoy and guys’ doubles pair of MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran positioned up amazing performances but couldn’t prevent Singapore from ekeing out a narrow three-2 win over India in a collection B suit of the Asia Mixed Team Championships here Wednesday. India didn’t have a fantastic beginning to the 5-healthy tie as combined doubles pair of MR Arjun, and Rutaparna Panda lost sixteen-21 thirteen-21 to Singapore’s Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Tan Wei Han within the opening in shape.
However, 2018 Asian Championships bronze medallist Prannoy delivered India again in the contest, securing a 21-eight, 12-21, 21-17 win over Thailand Masters champion Kean Yew Loh within the men’s singles. After Prannoy leveled the tie, Arjun and Shlok placed India ahead with a steady 21-16, 21-18 victory over Loh Kean Hean and Chrisnanta. The onus to wrap up the relationship then fall at the younger shoulders of Assamese wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha. The National Championships bronze medallist fought bravely earlier than happening 21-17, 12-21, 16-21 to World No. 32 Yeo Jia Min in a thrilling women’s singles fit.
In the very last rubber of the tie, Indian girls’ doubles pair of Arathi Sara Sunil and Panda placed up a display of grit and backbone however it changed into now not enough as Singapore’s Putri Sari Dewi Citra and Lim Ming Hui prevailed 22-24, 21-15, 21-sixteen win in one hour and nine mins. With this loss, India is placed at the lowest of Group B, trailing Chinese Taipei and Singapore. With most of the pinnacle Indian stars, together with Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth rested ahead of next week’s India Open, the contingent had a hard challenge at this match in which they misplaced within the region-finals within the previous edition. India subsequent tackle Chinese Taipei in a should-win encounter on Thursday.