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New Delhi: The first Test between India and Sri Lanka was delayed due to rain here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Staying true to the weather forecast, the skies remained overcast since morning with light drizzle starting little over an hour before the scheduled start of the game and half an hour ahead of toss.

 

Both teams did not have practice on the eve of the match due to rain as the covers were on throughout the day.

It was the same picture on the day of the tie as well with pitch cover removed for a short while when rain was away, only to be put back minutes later after the skies refused to relent keeping both captains confined to their dressing rooms during toss time.

A depression over the Bay of Bengal triggered almost incessant downpour since early on Wednesday throwing traffic out of gear in the city also.

India captain Virat Kohli spoke to reporters at the team hotel. While Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal and team manager and national selector Asanka Gurusinha came to the Eden for their team's press conference.

Chances of a washout of Day 1 could not be ruled out as more rain was predicted for the day by the weatherman.

On Friday also, there is forecast of showers while according to local MeT office, Saturday could also see scattered thunderstorms.

The eastern metropolis did not receive a drop of rain since October 30.

India are playing Sri Lanka for the second time in three months after the hosts battered the tourists in their own den in July-August 9-0 across all formats.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), K.L. Rahul, M. Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka and Roshen Silva.

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi: Star Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom defeated Hyang Mi Kim of North Korea in the women's 48kg category to clinch gold at the Asian Boxing Championship here on Wednesday.

The Olympic bronze medallist got the better of her opponent in a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the final to win her fifth gold at the Asian Boxing Championship and first in the 48 kg category.

"I am really happy the way this championship has panned out. I would like to dedicate this victory to all those who have supported me even though the world had written me off. I would like to thank my coaching staff who worked hard with me over the last few months," Mary said after her victory.

"A special word for the professional setup that BFI has put in place, ensuring that best facilities were given during the month-long camp and all the exposure trips for the team. Also, I am thankful to BFI President Mr. Ajay Singh especially for showing faith in me," she added.

Mary Kom got off to a brilliant start, launching a blistering attack right from the word go. She landed most of her punches which put her ahead in the opening round itself.

The Korean tried to stay in the fight, packing a few of her own. But Mary had clearly done better.

In the second round, Mary eased up a little, preferring to be a little cautious. She used her defensive abilities to the optimum and attacked only on the counter in this round.

This strategy also worked, taking her just one step away from the gold.

The Korean grew desperate in the final round and came out swinging, almost recklessly. But Mary was ready for that too. She used her reflexes well to slip in her jabs and hooks, while connecting her punches too. It was enough to put her on top of the podium. 

Another Indian finalist Sonia Lather suffered a heartbreak as she went down to China's Yin Junhua in the final of the 57kg category to settle for the silver.

It was overall a great campaign for the Indian contingent as seven of their boxers will return home with medals including one gold, one silver and five bronzes.

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi: India defeated New Zealand by six runs in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) to win the series at the Greenfield International Stadium here on Tuesday.

The three-match series was locked 1-1 after the hosts won the opening match in Delhi while New Zealand clinched the second encounter in Rajkot.

 

With heavy rain lashing the city, the start of the third T20I was delayed by a couple of hours and the match was reduced to an eight overs a side affair.

Having restricted the hosts to 67/5 after winning the toss, the New Zealand batsmen struggled right from the start and could only manage 61/6 in their eight overs.

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah was the most successful among the Indian bowlers with figures of 2/9 in his two overs. His fellow pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav bagged a wicket each.

The Kiwis had a poor start to their chase when Bhuvneshwar bowled opener Martin Guptill with a slower ball that swung away to hit the off-stump. Guptill was going for an ambitious heave through mid-wicket, but was beaten by the movement in the air.

Colim Munro, the other New Zealand opener, departed in the next over when he holed out to mid on off a Jasprit Bumrah delivery.

Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips added 20 runs between them before both fell to consecutive balls. Williamson was run out thanks to an accurate throw by Hardik Pandya while Phillips was caught while attempting to hit Yadav against the turn.

Henry Niholls fell while attempting a sweep of Bhuvneshwar only to pick out Shreyas Iyer at fine leg. Tom Bruce was run out later in that same over as the Kiwis tottered at 49/6 after seven overs.

With 19 runs needed in the final over, Colin de Grandhomme did give the visitors a glimmer of hope when he smashed the third ball for a six.

But with the Kiwis needing 12 runs off the last three balls, Bhuvneshwar bowled a tidy line to ensure that India won the match and the series.

Earlier, India posted 67/5 in their allotted eight overs.Fast bowler Tim Southee bowled well for New Zealand with figures of 2/13 in his two overs. Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi copped some punishment from the Indian batsmen, but ultimately ended up with figures of 2/23. Fast bowler Trent Boult also bagged a wicket.

Asked to bat first by the Kiwis, the hosts ran into trouble in the third over when Southee sent back openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma off consecutive deliveries.

Indian skipper Kohli had a promising start, smashing leg-spinner Ish Sodhi for a boundary and a six off back to back balls before falling later that same over while attempting to send another delivery into the stands.

Sodhi bagged another wicket in his next over when Shreyas Iyer mistimed his shot and holed out to Guptill at long off.

With Hardik Pandya and Manish Pandey looking dangerous with the bat, it seemed that India will go past the 70-run mark.

But Boult produced an excellent final over to contain the hosts to a manageable total.

Pandey was caught at the boundary by an excellent fielding effort by Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner while attempting to hit a Boult delivery out of the park. Santner had made the initial catch but even as he was falling to the ground he lobbed the ball to de Grandhomme.

Brief scores:

New Zealand: 61/6 (Colin de Grandhomme 17 not out; Jasprit Bumrah 2/9) vs India: 67/5 (Manish Pandey 17; Tim Southee 2/13, Ish Sodhi 2/23).

 

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi: India created history as they edged past China 5-4 via shootouts to win the women's Asia Cup hockey title here on Sunday.

With this, India also qualified for next year's World Cup as Continental Champions.

 

It was skipper Rani who scored the winning goal for India while Savita made a great save in sudden death to ensure India the 5-4 score in the penalty shootout.

Earlier, it was Navjot Kaur who scored India's lone goal in the 25th minute. It was in 2004 when the Indian Women's Team lifted the Asia Cup after beating Japan 1-0 in the final.

It was advantage China right at the start as a stick check in the circle saw India concede a penalty corner in only the second minute of the game.

However, Savita was at her usual best to pad it away while an alert Deep Grace cleared the ball.

Soon after, the Indian forwards launched a swift attack with Navneet Kaur and Vandana working in tandem to find space in the Chinese defence but an attentive Wang Na averted the danger.

China, meanwhile, won their second penalty corner but Savita was spot on yet again to pad away Meiyu Liang's flick.

With the first quarter ending in a stalemate, India came back looking determined to find a breakthrough.

The Indian forwards kept the pressure on China as they made brave forays into the striking circle.

Navjot Kaur came close to converting a field goal in the 17th minute but her diving effort was blocked even as skipper Rani made a quick attempt to find a deflection.

It was not until the 25th minute when India found its first breakthrough when Navneet Kaur and Rani played give-and-take before penetrating the circle only to assist Navjot who took a clear shot on goal.

It was a much-needed 1-0 lead for India. Though China launched a counter attack soon after, the Indian defenders were up to the task in denying them success.

India began the third quarter rather positively as they persisted with an aggressive attack.

They dominated the ball possession with accurate passing, rotating the ball and testing China's patience. Neha Goyal and Lilima Minz showcased good dribbling skills to steer past the Chinese defenders but a second goal was not to come by even as the clock ticked away to the third hooter.

On China's part, they stayed disciplined in their defence to deny India a chance to score through a penalty corner.

The final quarter was tense as China won a penalty corner through a successful video referral in the 47th minute.

Tiantian Luo kept low as she improvised from the injection to find the right corner of the post, scoring a sensational equaliser for China.

The following minutes saw both teams play at par with each other not allowing either of them to stay in control.

With nine minutes left for the final hooter, India upped their attack desperately attempting to find a gap in the 15-yard mark but the Chinese defenders were resolute in not allowing any room for error.

Meanwhile, China won their fourth penalty corner of the match with a little less than three minutes to go for the final whistle.

But it was brilliantly saved by rusher Sunita Lakra and almost immediately, India launched a counter attack but only to send the ball wide off the target and complete the full-time in a stalemate resulting in a shootout.

In the penalty shootout Rani scored twice while Monica, Lilima Minz and Navjot scored a goal each to ensure India reclaimed the Asia Cup title after 13 years.

Savita was adjudged Goalkeeper of the Tournament while Monica won the Woman of the Match award.

 

 

 

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New Delhi: Virat Kohli celebrates his 29th birthday on Sunday and as per the tradition of the Indian cricket team, the Indian skipper was not spared. Kohli's face and hair was smeared with cake but one teammate was especially happy with the going-ons in the Indian dressing room. Hardik Pandya was on the receiving end of not a simple cake smearing session but more like a cake bashing session on his birthday on October 11 this year. The all-rounder swore "sweet" revenge that day, and he got his first one as the Indian team plastered cake on Kohli following the 2nd T2OI between India and New Zealand.

Pandya took to Twitter after Kohli's birthday celebrations and posted a picture with the India captain and captioned it,"Revenge no. 1. Happy birthday, skipper".

Pandya had turned 24 on October 11 this year. The likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Rohit Sharma and a few other Team India members took great joy to put cake all over his face and body.

A few days later, Pandya took to Twitter to post a video of the celebrations and swore revenge.

However, Kohli's birthday celebrations were a bit soured by India's loss in the 2nd T20I to New Zealand. 

New Zealand opener Colin Munro played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 109 off 58 balls to power New Zealand's 40-run win over India in the 2nd T20I in Rajkot on Saturday night. 

The Kiwi bowlers made sure the 197-run target was out of reach of India's famed batting line-up with some disciplined bowling.

Trent Boult starred for the visitors with a spell of 4/34, in which he dismissed India's in-form openers early on in the run chase.

Although captain Virat Kohli kept India's hopes alive with a typically aggressive inning of 65, studded with a six and eight fours, the home team's asking rate kept climbing steeply and in the end, they fell well short.

The hosts ended at 156 for seven. The third and final match of the series will be played on November 7 at Thiruvananthapuram.

 

 

 

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New Delhi: New Zealand dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 40 runs in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.

The Kiwis, who had lost the first match by 53 run in New Delhi, have now levelled the three-match series at 1-1.

 

Opting to bat first on winning the toss, the visitors rode on an unbeaten quickfire century by opener Colin Munro to post 196/2 in their allotted 20 overs.

Munro batted through the innings, smashing 109 runs off 58 deliveries. This is his second century in 34 T20Is.

In reply, the hosts could only manage to post 156/7.

Fast bowler Trent Boult was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers with figures of 4/33.

Chasing a stiff target, India suffered a big setback in the second over of their innings when Boult sent back openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya also returning to the pavilion in quick succession, leaving the hosts struggling at 67/4 in the 10th over.

India captain Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni tried to stem the rot with a 56-run partnership.

Mitchell Santner however, an end to their chances when Kohli stepped out of his crease, only to hand an easy edge to New Zealand wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips.

Earlier, New Zealand rode on Munro's power packed batting to post a big total.

Martin Guptill, the other Kiwi opener, also batted well, scoring 45 runs off 41 balls.

The Indian bowlers did not exactly cover themselves in glory, with only debutant pacer Mohammed Siraj and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal bagged a wicket each.

Siraj was at the receiving end of a lot of punishment from the Kiwi batsmen during his first match at the international level. The 23-year-old from Hyderabad was the most expensive Indian bowler on Saturday evening, giving away 53 runs in his four overs, although he managed to bag the wicket of Guptill.

Chahal was the only other Indian bowler who managed a wicket, returning figures of 1/36 in four overs.

Medium-pacer Jasprit Bumrah also bowled well, conceding just 23 runs in his four overs. He had a good start to his spell, giving away only nine runs in his first two overs.

Munro and Guptill gave the Kiwis a flying start with an opening stand of 105 runs in 67 balls.

Munro raced to his half-century in just 26 balls, bringing up the landmark with a six off Axar Patel over long on. He then made good use of a couple of narrow let offs to reach his century in 54 balls.

Opening the bowling for India along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siraj's very first over in international cricket saw him concede 10 runs, including two boundaries. He copped even more punishment in his second over with Munro smashing a couple of sixes.

Chahal also had a poor start to his spell, giving away 17 runs in his first over. He continued to leak runs but finally had his revenge when Guptill was outfoxed by some extra bit of spin and was caught by Pandya at long off just five runs short of his half-century.

New Zealand captain Kane Willamson was dismissed a short while later when a mistimed shot off a half-volley by Siraj found its way to Rohit Sharma at deep mid wicket.

Munro was handed a let-off while on 79 when he was dropped by Chahal off Bhuvneshwar's bowling at deep cover. The Kiwi left-hander promptly punished the hosts for that folly, going on to hit a couple of boundaries later in the over.

Munro had a narrow escape only a couple of overs later when he nicked a slower delivery from Bumrah but the ball did not have enough pace to carry over to Dhoni behind the stumps.

The hosts had to pay for those mistakes as Munro and Tom Bruce carried the visitors close to the 200-run mark by adding 56 runs between them. Bruce remained unbeaten on 18 runs off 12 deliveries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday dubbed India's first ever win over New Zealand in T20 International as clinical. Kohli further added that he was very pleased with the team's all-round performance. India outclassed the Kane Williamson-led side in the first T20 match to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Talking about Ashish Nehra's retirement, Kohli said that he knows how hard Nehra has worked and he deserved this kind of farewell with the crowd cheering him.

Nehra could not have asked for a better send-off as the men-in-blue also won the contest by 53 runs on Wednesday to register their first victory against the Kiwis in the shortest format.

 

Recalling his debut Ranji match against Haryana in 1997 from the same end where he was asked to bowl the final over on Wednesday, the 38-year-old said he was satisfied and happy to end on a high.

"I still remember my first match in 1997 when I bowled my very first over in professional cricket against Haryana from the same end. There is no doubt that it's emotional but I am happy and satisfied to end his career on a high," Nehra told reporters in the post-match press conference.

"I am very lucky to play my final game in front of my home crowd. This is where I have played my 20 years of cricket. It feels great to retire when you are on top of the game.

"When I informed captain Virat (Kohli) and head coach Ravi Shastri of my decision during the first T20I against Australia at Ranchi, Virat asked me 'Are you sure'"

"I said 'this is the time when you are on top of your game and fortunately got a match in Delhi', what better occasion could I get to hang my boots," he further said.

After undergoing a dozen surgeries during his 18-year-long injury-littered international career, Nehra said it is his body that will be at peace post retirement.

"I will miss all this. That's what you train for. One thing which will definitely be at peace will be my body.

"I said earlier that I can go a couple more years, but there can't be a better time to walk away," Nehra said.

"I last played Test cricket when I was 24 or 25, but at the end, to have played for 18 years and to be here standing in blue clothing and to have played my final match, I could not have asked for anything more.

"I have no regrets. I am always happy, retired or otherwise," added Nehra, who took 44 scalps from 17 Tests.

Asked about his future plans, Nehra said he is yet to take a call on whether to go for coaching or commentary roles.

Nehra finished his international career with 34 scalps from 27 T20 Internationals besides taking 157 wickets from 120 One-day Internationals.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi: Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra could not have asked for a better send-off as India thrashed New Zealand by 53 runs at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Wednesday to bring up their maiden win against the Kiwis in T20 Internationals.

India's opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan (80 from 52 balls) and Rohit Sharma (80 from 55 balls) blasted identical half tons to set the tone with a 158-run record opening stand and guide the hosts post a massive 202/3.

 

In reply, the tourists failed to get going as only five of their batsmen -- Kane Williamson (28), Tom Latham (39), Mitchell Santner (27), Ish Sodhi (11) and Tom Bruce (10) could manage to reach double figures.

The Kiwis found both their openers -- Martin Guptill (4) and Colin Munro (7) back in the hut inside the first four overs with just 18 runs on the board.

The credit for Guptill's dismissal went to Hardik Pandya's quick reflexes, latching on to a superb running catch at long-off off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

Munro failed to make full use of the life when he was dropped by Pandya off Ashish Nehra, and was beaten by a pacy yorker from Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Tottering at 33/2 by the end of the powerplay, the onus was on skipper Kane Williamson (28 off 24 balls) and Tom Latham to take out of troubled waters.

Williamson, who started off by clobbering Bhuvneshwar for a six before enjoying a reprieve from Kohli at mid-off off Nehra, fell prey to Pandya's first delivery of the match, comfortably caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The dismissal of Williamson brought in Tom Bruce (10 from 10b), who started off with a boundary off Pandya but fell immediately to left-arm spinner Axar Patel.

One ball later, Axar dismissed Colin de Grandhomme (0) as the Kiwis found themselves tottering at a precarious 84/5 after 13 overs.

They were soon reduced to 99/7 as the Indian bowlers tightened the noose.

Chahal dealt the final nail on the coffin by dismissing New Zealand's last hope -- Latham, smartly stumped by Dhoni as the asking rate kept on mounting.

Merely a formality with the Kiwis requiring 61 off the last over, Kohli threw the ball to Nehra for one last time in his 18-year-old international career.

As Nehra went back to his run-up to bowl his fourth of the over, a young ball boy took everyone by surprise when he came up running to touch the veteran pacer's feet.

Earlier, India made full use of the horrible fielding effort from the Kiwis to decimate the Kiwi bowlers.

While Dhawan belted a 52-ball 80, to eclipse his previous highest T20I score of 60, Rohit continued his glorious form to smash a 55-ball 80, comprising six boundaries and four sixes.

With the dew setting in, the New Zealanders found it tough to grip the ball, which was well utilised by the Indian duo, reaching 80/0 midway through the innings.

Dhawan had by now reached his third T20 fifty with a single off an inside edge off left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, who cramped him for room.

The southpaw turned up the heat by smashing a couple of sixes even as Rohit got to his 12th T20I half century by clobbering Santner for a maximum and two consecutive boundaries as India's score crossed the 150-run mark in no time.

Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, who was till now at the receiving end of Dhawan's onslaught, got the better of the southpaw with a googly outside off.

Dhawan's stay at the crease was ended when he failed to connect the ball and instead nicked back to stumper Latham.

Two balls later, Sodhi packed the dangerous Pandya (0), who was promoted up to accelerate the scoring rate.

With 3.2 overs left, skipper Virat Kohli (26 off 11 balls) walked into the middle amid loud cheers from the capacity crowd and began sending the bowlers to the leather hunt in the company of former skipper Dhoni, who was at 7 off two deliveries.

After the match, Nehra took a lap of honour around the ground with the entire team with him.

His long-time Delhi team-mates Kohli and Dhawan hoisted him up on their shoulders as he waved energetically at the crowd.

With the win, India have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match rubber and will next face the Kiwis at Rajkot on Saturday.

 

 

 

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NEW DELHI: India bowlers held their nerves in the death overs to help the Men In Blue beat New Zealand by six runs in a thrilling third and final One-Day International at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Sunday. India, thus, clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1. Chasing a mammoth 338-run target, New Zealand fell agonisingly short after managing 331 for seven in their allotted 50 overs. Colin Munro (75), skipper Kane Williamson (64) and Tom Latham (65) were the major contributors for New Zealand.

For India, pacer Jasprit Bumrah scalped three wickets and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets.

New Zealand needed 15 runs off the last over. Kohli's decision of giving the ball to the death-over specialist Bumrah worked perfectly for India as the right-arm pacer hardly gave anything away.

Bumrah conceded just eight runs in the final over to deny Kiwis a series win.

Put in to bat, India rode on centuries from Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli. A brilliant performance from Rohit and skipper Virat helped India post a daunting 337/6.

Rohit was the top scorer for India with 147 runs while Kohli slammed 113 to cross the milestone of 9,000 ODI runs.

Rohit struck his 15th century in ODIs, the fifth of this year and the first against New Zealand. Kohli slammed his 32nd ton and the fifth against the visitors to help India score the highest total in 15 ODIs here.

The previous best was 303 by South Africa against India in 2015.

It was also Kohli's sixth century in 2017, the most by a captain in a year. Previously, Sourav Ganguly (2000), Australia's Ricky Ponting (2003, 2007), South Africa's Graeme Smith (2005) and AB de Villiers (2015) struck five.

 

 

 

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New Delhi: Srikanth dominated from the start to carve out a 21-14, 21-13 win in 34 minutes.Sunday's win helped the eighth seeded Indian to improve his head-to-head statistics against the unseeded Japanese to 2-0.

Srikanth is the first male shuttler from India to qualify for the French Open final. Sunday's victory also made him the the fourth male player in the history of the game to win four Superseries singles titles in a calendar year.

Srikanth struggled in the early stages of the first game with the Japanese taking a 9-5 lead but he made a strong comeback to force the lead at 11-9.

The Indian did not look back from there, going on to win the opening game.

Srikanth dominated the second game right from the start, opening up a 10-5 lead and holding on to the advantage to win the game easily.

Earlier, the Indonesian pair of Greysia Polli and Apriyani Rahayu defeated South Korea's Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan in straight games to clinch the women's doubles title.

The Indonesians took 55 minutes to outclass the South Korean pair 21-17, 21-15.

In the first game, the Indonesian took a 3-0 lead in the early stages before the South Koreans fought back to draw level at 7-7.

However, the Indonesians won three consecutive points to regain the advantage. They did not look back from there, beating back a spirited fight from the Koreans to take the first game.

The early stages of the second game saw a see-saw battle before the Indonesians took four consecutive points to gain the upper hand.

The Koreans however, continued to put up a spirited fight winning five back to back points to level the score at 13-13.

But it did not prove to be enough as Polli and Rahayu claimed six consecutive points to close out the game and the match.

The mixed doubles title went to the Indonesian pair of Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir who defeated China's Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen 22-20, 21-15 in 45 minutes.

The Chinese pair took a 9-3 lead in the first game, before the Indonesians clinched four consecutive points to draw level.

With the momentum firmly behind them, the Indonesian pair survived a see-saw battle to take the first game.

The early stages of the second game saw a neck and neck fight before the Indonesians claimed six consecutive points to clinch the issue.

In the women's singles, Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in straight games to clinch the title in a match that lasted for 31 minutes.

The top seed defeated the fifth seeded Japanese 21-4, 21-16.

The first game was a cake walk for Ying who clinched the issue with ease.

The early stages of the second game saw an even contest with the score level at 8-8.

Ying picked up the momentum from there on with three consecutive points before going on to clinch the issue.

In the men's doubles, Chinese Taipei's Jhe-Huei Lee and Yang Lee defeated Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen to clinch the title.

The seventh seeds stunned the second seeded Denmark pair 21-19, 23-21 in 45 minutes.

The early stages of the first game was evenly balanced before the Danish duo picked up four consecutive points to take a 9-6 lead.

However, Denmark failed to maintain the momentum as the Chinese Taipei duo staged a strong come back to win the game.

The second game saw a neck and neck battle before the Chinese Taipei pair prevailed to claim the title.

 

 

 

 

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