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Historic win for India

Kochi: India scripted history by lifting Thomas Cup for the first time beating Indonesia 3-0 in the finals at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday.
It was an incredible performance on part of Lakshya Sen to beat Anthony Ginting after going down 8-21 in the first set. But Sen bounced back into the game, miraculously beating his rival in the two subsequent sets 21-17, 21-16.
With India going up 1-0, it was the responsibility of double’s pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty to sustain the victory.
Their match was literally a repeat of the first one as they lost the first set 18-21. All credit to them for playing with more energy and concentration to beat Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the remaining two matches 23-21, 21-19 to increase India’s lead 2-0.
For Kidambi Srikant it was a straight win 
against Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21 in the second singles to present the country’s first ever victory in its history.
Indonesia had won it a maximum 14 times followed by China ten times, Malaysia five times. India, Denmark and Japan have won it once each since its beginning in 1949.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the team on Twitter. Home Minister Amit Shah, cricketer Virat Kohli are among those to greet the team.

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