Air India beat Assam 3-1 to win mixed team championships of Inter State-Inter Zonal Badminton

Guwahati, December 13 - Air India lived upto their top billing and beat Assam 3-1 to lift the mixed team crown of the 42nd Inter State-Inter Zonal Badminton Championships 2017 at the Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.

Air Indiaseeded first in the tournament got off to flying start with Rahul Bharadwaj B.Hbeating Orijit Chaliha 21-14, 21-12 in 69 minutes. But Ashmita Chaliha gotAssam's campaign back on track and restored parity with a 21-19, 24-22 victoryover Purva Barve. 

However,they could not maintain the momentum and conceded the next one after the boys'doubles team of Abhishek Borah and Rajsekhar Das  went down 19-21, 17-21to the pair of Rahul and Aryaman Tandon.

With AirIndia leading 2-1, Prashi Joshi and Mithula U.K beat Isharani Baruah and ChimramKalita 21-19, 21-13 in the women's double competition to seal the tie and liftthe championship.

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