Meiraba, Tasnim take India to its 3rd win in row at World Junior Mixed Team Championships
Maisnam Meiraba Luwang and Tasnim Mir on Tuesday led India to an impressive 4-1 victory over Australia in their Group E clash on the second day of the ...
Kazan (Russia) : Maisnam Meiraba Luwang and Tasnim Mir on Tuesday led India to an impressive 4-1 victory over Australia in their Group E clash on the second day of the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships.
In the opening match, Goa's Tanisha Crasto and Chattisgarh's Ishaan Bhatnagar continued their good form, overcoming Jack Yu and Kaitlyn Ea of Australia 21-17, 20-22, 21-11 in a 43-minute match to give India first point of the day.
Junior World No. 10 Meiraba then crushed Australia's Rio Agustino 21-17, 21-11 in 29 minutes to secure India's second point for the day.
The Manipur youngster carried his rich vein of form from his Russian Junior White Nights 2019 title win and his runner-up finish at the India Junior International earlier in the year.
In the girls' singles, Gujarat's Tasnim Mir, who had claimed two golds at the Dubai Junior International Series, clinched an easy 21-11, 21-15 victory over Angela Yu in just 22 minutes to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead.
Manipur duo of Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam then made a comeback in the second game to see off Ricky Tang and Otto Xing De Zhao 17-21, 21-8. 21-14 in 35 minutes.
The sole setback for India came in the last match of the day when Aditi Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto lost to Victoria He and Angela Yu 17-21, 21-18, 15-21 in women's doubles.
India had whitewashed Armenia 5-0 after starting their campaign with a strong 4-1 triumph over USA.