Sen & Malvika lead AAI to final
Guwahati: Two of the country’s fastest rising shuttlers — Lakshya Sen and Malvika Bansod — produced scintillating performances to guide Airport Authority of India (AAI) to the final of the 74th Inter-State Badminton Championship at Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday.
In the summit clash on Monday, AAI will take on Railways, who edged past hosts Assam 3-1 in the second semifinal.
Teenage sensations Lakshya and Malvika won their respective singles as AAI steamrolled Andhra Pradesh 3-0 in the semis.
Southpaw Malvika showed lot of character in shocking her higher ranked and more experienced rival Sai Uttejitha Rao in an exciting threegame encounter 13-21, 2114, 21-15 in 50 minutes.