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Indian badminton team scripts history by winning Thomas Cup for the first time

Thomas Cup win on Sunday is India's biggest moment in team badminton (Image courtesy: Badminton Federation of India)

The Indian badminton team scripted history on Sunday by winning the Thomas Cup for the first time after beating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the finals at Bangkok.

Incredible scenes played at the Impact Arena as India, in a spectacular show of grit and determination, triumphed without losing a single match, winning the prestigious badminton team tournament for the first time in its 73-year-old history.

It was undoubtedly India's biggest moment in team badminton after reaching the final for the first time on Saturday with a sensational win against Denmark. 

Lakshya Sen gave India a 1-0 lead after beating Anthony Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty then made it 2-0 as they clinched the second tie beating Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, 21-19.

Kidambi Srikanth completed the clean sweep by defeating Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21.

"The Indian badminton team has scripted history! The entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our accomplished team and best wishes to them for their future endeavours. This win will motivate so many upcoming sportspersons," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi while congratulating the Indian squad. 

The government also announced a cash prize of Rs one crore for Team India for winning the Thomas Cup. 

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