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China defeat England 5-0 in Wuhan

Monday, May 21 2012 by SNTV

  • Intro:

    China and Korea breezed through their first group ties in the Thomas Cup on Sunday, while South Korea beat Australia 5-0 in the Uber Cup.

    Script:

    The 2012 Thomas Cup, also known as the World Men's Team Badminton Championships started in Wuhan on Sunday.

    China's Lin Dan is playing in his sixth successive Thomas Cup - and favourites China started their campaign with a 5-0 win over England. 

    Lin Dan showed off his characteristicly defensive skills, with a backhand winner to lead 14-10 in the first game.

    He went on to beat world number 19 Rajiv Ouseph 21-14, 21-10 in just over half an hour.

    China's number two Chen Long then made light work of beating Ben Beckham as he won 21-5, 21-5.

    In the tie between Korea and USA, Shon Wan-Ho defeated Sattawat Pongnaiat 21-7, 21-6.

    In the women's Uber CupTeam Championships, South Korea dispatched Australia 5-0.

    The pair of Kim Min-Jung and Ha Jung-Eun defeated Renuga Veeran and Leanne Choo in straight sets 21-15, 21,10.

    World number 13 Bae Youn-Joo outclassed Tara Pilven 21-5, 20-2 and wrapped up the Korean victory.

    In the other Uber Cup matches, China's number one ranked Wang Yihan dropped just three points against Kerry-Lee Harrington before leading her team to a 5-0 win over South Africa in Group A.

    In Group D, The United States went down to Japan 5-0.



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