India make badminton history, beat champions Indonesia 3-0 to win maiden Thomas Cup title 2022..
Thomas Cup Final: India vs Indonesia, 3-0.
- Lakshya Sen, Satwik-Chirag and Kidambi Srikanth showed nerves of steel as India beat the defending champions and 14-time winners Indonesia 3-0 to win their maiden Thomas Cup title the final at the Impact Arena in Thailand.
After being off-colour in the knockout stages, young Sen handed India a 1-0 lead with a come-from-behind 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 win over world number five Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in a superb show of temperament and skill.
The country's best doubles pair of Rankireddy and Shetty then showed nerves of steel as it saved four match points in the second game to eventually outwit Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, 21-19.
In the second singles, Srikanth outclassed Asian games gold medallist Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21 in 48 minutes to seal the historic victory.
- Next it was Satwik and Chirag's turn to own the stage and they showed their tenacity against Ahsan and Sukamuljo.
- After losing the first game narrowly, India came back strong in the second and took the match to the decider after saving three match points
Thomas Cup Final 2022: Round-by-Round matches, Full Results, winners.
First Singles: Lakshya Sen beat Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 8-21, 21-15, 21-16
First Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty beat Mohammad Ahsan/ Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, 21-19
Second Singles: Kidambi Srikanth beats Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21
Second Doubles: M.R. Arjun/Dhruv Kapila vs Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto
Third Singles: H S Prannoy vs Shesar Hiren Rhustavito
India wins the tie 3-0