Uber Cup: India lose to Japan in quarters, crash out of tournament

The Indian women’s badminton team on Thursday crashed out of the ongoing Uber Cup after losing to Japan in the quarter-finals.

Malavika Bansod went down to world number five Akane Yamaguchi 12-21, 17-21 in the first match of her quarter-final match.

The pair of Tanisha Karsto and Rutaparna Panda lost their match against Yuki Fukushima and Mayu Matsumoto 8-21, 10-21 as Japan took a 2-0 lead in the match.

Aditi Bharat then lost her match against Sayaka Takahashi and Japan sealed the five-match affair.

Earlier in the day, the men’s badminton team suffered a 1-4 loss against China in their last group-stage match.

The men’s badminton team will now take on Denmark in the quarter-finals on Friday.

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