Alor Setar (Malaysia), Feb 6 (CNMSports) - India rode on a strong performance by P.V. Sindhu to defeat Hong Kong 3-2 in their opening match of the Asia Team Badminton Championship on Tuesday.
The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist got India off to a positive start with a straight-games win over Yip Pui Yin in the first singles. The 2018 India Open finalist beat off a strong fight back by Yin in the second game to carve out a comfortable 21-12, 21-18 result.
Sindhu then teamed up with N. Sikki Reddy to win the second doubles contest. Sindhu and Reddy overcame a mid-match slump to beat Ng Tsz Yau and Yuen Sin Ying 21-15, 15-21, 21-14. Earlier, Hong Kong won two consecutive matches to take a 2-1 lead in the tie.