KUALA LUMPUR: Indian men and women badminton teams crashed out of the Thomas and Uber Cup finals after suffering identical 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Indonesia and China respectively in their quarterfinal matches in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday.
Only P. Kashyap and Saina Nehwal gave a scare to their higher-ranked opponents Taufik Hidayat and Yihan Wang before eventually bowing down 12-21, 21-10, 17-21 and 21-14, 11-21, 18-21 respectively.
The results: (all quarterfinals):
Thomas Cup: Indonesia bt India 3-0 (Taufik Hidyat bt P. Kashyap 21-12, 10-21, 21-17; Simon Santoso bt Arvind Bhatt 21-8, 21-10; Markis Kido/ Hendra Setiawan bt Sanave Thomas/ Akshay Dewalkar 21-16, 21-17); China bt South Korea 3-0.
Uber Cup: China bt India 3-0 (Yihan Wang bt Saina Nehwal 14-21, 21-11, 21-18; Jin Ma/ Xiaoli Wang bt Jwala Gutta/ Ashwini Ponnappa 21-8, 21-11; Xin Wang bt Sayali Gokhale 21-10, 21-14); Indonesia bt Malaysia 3-0; Japan bt Denmark 3-1; South Korea bt Russia 3-1 .