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Sudirman Cup: Denmark beat Indonesia, both advance to last 8

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service Nanning | ChinaMay 23, 2019UPDATED: May 23, 2019 10:23 IST Mia Blichfeldt led Denmark to a 3-2 win against Indonesia in Sudirman Cup 2019 (Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSDenmark defeated Indonesia 3-2 at the Sudirman Cup as both the teams move to quartersDenmark’s Mia Blichfeldt defeated Indonesia’s Fitriani Fitriani 21-13, 21-19 in the women’s singleIndonesia won their men’s and women’s doubles match to remain group topperDenmark and Indonesia both advanced to the last eight despite the former beating the latter 3-2 in Sudirman Cup 2019, here on Wednesday. And with this, England journey in the tournament came to an end.With the win Denmark that lost to England 3-2 on Monday became the runner-up in Group 1B, while Indonesia topped the group due to its 4-1 win over England on Sunday.In the fourth women’s singles, world’s 22nd ranked Mia Blichfeldt defeated the 30th ranked Fitriani Fitriani 21-13, 21-19 giving Denmark an unbeatable 3-1 lead, which also dampened England’s hopes to sail further in the tournament, reports Xinhua news agency.Denmark took the first two points as Mathias Christiansen and Sara Thygesen shocked the 6th ranked Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja 21-17, 21-11 in the opening mixed doubles, and 2017 world champion Viktor Axelsen beat the 7th ranked Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-9, 21-16 in the men’s singles.Then Indonesia won the men’s doubles to ensure its quarterfinal berth when the 4th ranked Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan defeated Kim Astrup and Mathias Boe 22-20, 21-14.After losing the women’s singles, Indonesia won the women’s doubles to be the group winner, as India Open 2019 champions Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu defeated Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen 21-18, 21-13.Also Read | India knocked out of Sudirman Cup after 0-5 loss to ChinaAlso Read | Sudirman Cup: PV Sindhu’s heroics in vain as Malaysia beat India 3-2Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Sudirman CupFollow DenmarkFollow Indonesia Sudirman Cup: Denmark beat Indonesia, both advance to last 8Sudirman Cup: Denmark defeated Indonesia 3-2 in the pre-quarters, however, the latter remained the group topper despite the loss as both the teams advanced to the last 8 of the tournament.advertisementlast_img read more

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We are working with authorities on increasing vigilance Richardson

first_imgBirmingham: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said that the global body is working with the authorities to ensure that there are no further untoward incident like the clash between Afghanistan and Pakistan fans during a World Cup match in Leeds on Saturday. Two persons were evicted from the stadium after fans of both countries clashed outside the stadium, requiring intervention from the Yorkshire Police. This was after an aircraft flew over the Headingly Stadium with a “Free Balochistan” banner. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together Balochistan is the largest province in Pakistan in terms of land area and it borders to the north of Afghanistan. Richardson said that ICC is in process of upping the security and ensure no such political slogans are raised at the ground. “We are working with various security teams to beef up the security. Obviously, it is very difficult to get hold of every person present at the ground. But our security team would be looking for any person, who is trying to raise any political slogan or banner,” Richardson told mediapersons during a brief interaction. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open Meanwhile, ICC has asked the curators not to produce belters. The tracks on offer in the ongoing World Cup have not exactly been batting belters and that’s exactly what the curators were told before the start of the tournament, said Richardson. English pitches over the years have been traditionally batsmen-friendly with the World Cup hosts producing tall scores but the current edition has seen scores of 265-270 proving to be challenging for the batsmen. “We didn’t have any specific instruction for the curators. All that was told to them was to prepare firm even paced wickets,” Richardson said. “We didn’t want it to be exactly batting tracks and there should be something for the bowlers. Also a bit of turn on offer for spinners,” said the former Proteas wicketkeeper. That the wickets are not loaded in favour of batsmen was something that England captain Eoin Morgan and opener Jonny Bairstow acknowledged on various forums. Asked about the slowish tracks at Southampton and Manchester, where India’s batting line-up struggled, Richardson termed it more about weather conditions that led to wickets being a bit slow. In fact, India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday said that he felt that the track at Manchester started deteriorating as he was batting. The Sunday’s match between India and England game has been billed as ‘One Day 4 Children’ as part of ICC’s tie-up with the UNICEF. Some of ICC’s sponsors like UBER and booking.com will be donating to the fund for each boundary scored and wickets taken respectively. The funds will be used for children’s education.last_img read more