New Delhi: After the stellar performance of the men’s shuttlers in the Thomas Cup, now India’s women shuttlers have also performed amazingly in the Uber Cup. Aditi Bhat and Tasnim Mir made it to the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup with a 4-1 win over Scotland in the singles match of the Indian badminton team here on Tuesday.
achieved second consecutive win
India are currently second in Group B with two wins from two matches. India thrashed Spain 3-2 on Sunday after top player Saina Nehwal was forced to call off the match due to a groin injury. Malvika Bansod came on the court first for India, who lost 13-219-21 against Christie Gilmore. Aditi, however, beat Rachel Sugden 21-14 21-8 to level the score at 1-1. The doubles pair of Tanisha Christo and Rituparna Panda then beat Julie McPerson and Kyra Torrance 21-11 21-8 to give India a 2-1 lead.
Tasneem ensured India’s victory by defeating Lauren Middleton 21-15 21-6 in a one-sided match. In the final doubles match, the Indian pair of Treesa Jolly and National Head Coach Pullela Gopichand’s daughter Gayatri Gopichand defeated Gilmore and Elinor O’Donnell 21-8 19-21 21-10 in a tight 55 minutes to give the team a 4-1 victory. .
Now compete with Thailand
The Indian team will take on the strong team of Thailand on Wednesday. India has made it to the semi-finals of this prestigious tournament twice (2014 New Delhi and 2016 Kunshan).