After creating history yesterday at the Badminton Asia Championships in Dubai, India’s top men’s doubles pair prolonged their run in the tournament on Saturday. The Indian badminton pair Satwik Sairraj Renkireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated the current Olympic Champions in Chinese Taipei pair Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin. After winning the first game (21-18), the Indian pair was announced as the winner as Wang Chi-Lin had to retire hurt due to an injury.
Yesterday, the pair of Satwiksairaj Renkireddy and Chirag Shetty already had assured India’s first medal in men’s doubles after 52 years in this tournament.
Badminton Asia Men’s Doubles Semi-final LIVE Updates
Head-to-Head stats: Satwik/Chirag vs Lee/Wang
The Indian pair has won one time against the Chinese Taipei pair and have lost once against them as well.
Current World Rankings: Men’s Doubles
Indian pair win the first game 21-18
It was a neck-to-neck game but Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Renkireddy hold the nerve to win the last two points to win the first game by 21-18.
Second Game | Badminton Asia Semi-final LIVE
8.29 pm: After trailing 3-5, the Indian pair make a comeback in the game. It is 5-5 now. Renkireddy has been superb and looking sharp as ever.
8.33 pm: The Chinese Taipei pair take a three-point lead. It is 6-9 for them as they are looking to make a comeback in the match.
8.35 pm: Chirag’s power and agility give India a chance to equalize in the second game and it is 10-10 in the second game.
8.40 pm: Wang Chi-Lin looks seriously injured. He is in serious pain. He tried to reach a low ball and looks like he has pulled his hamstring. They lead by 14-13!
8.42 pm: Chi-Lin tries to get back in the game. But, looks like he is unable. We have the winner of the semi-final as Chi-Lin had to retire hurt from the game.
The Indian pair won the semi-final as the current Olympic Champions Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin had to retire due to injury.