Defending champion India lost 1-4 against Indonesia after Dhruv Kapila and Sai Pratheek lost in straight games to Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin, 22-20, 21-11, in Chengdu, China, on Wednesday.

India, having beaten England and Thailand in the group stage, has already qualified for the knockouts, but lost its chance to go top in Group C to Indonesia after losing the tie.

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Earlier, H. S. Prannoy gave India a positive start after beating Anthony Ginting 13-21, 21-12, 21-12 to take a 1-0 lead in the contest.

“I knew that Ginting was going to be quick in the opening game. But I knew that if I stuck with him in the second game till 13-all, 14-all then I had a chance,” said Prannoy after the match adding that he is always confident when match goes into the decider.

But the results since were all disappointing in three losses. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost the men’s doubles 22-24, 24-22 and 21-19 to Muhammad Shohibul Fikri, Bagas Maulana while Lakshya Sen finished second-best in the the men’s singles against Jonatan Christie with a score 18-21, 21-16, 17-21.

In the final game, Kidambhi Srikanth lost 21-19, 22-24, 12-19 to Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo as India finished second in the group and qualified for the final eight.

India will face Group A winner China in the quarterfinals on Thursday. China thrashed Australia and Canada 5-0 each while it pipped South Korea 3-2 in its final group stage match on April 30.

Match result

India lost to Indonesia 1-4 (HS Prannoy bt Anthony Ginting 13-21, 21-12, 21-12; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty lost to Muhammad Fikri/Bagas Maulana 22-24, 24-22, 17-21; Lakshya Sen lost to Jonatan Christie 18-21, 21-16, 17-21; Dhruv Kapila/Sai Pratheek K lost to Leo Carnando/Daniel Marthin 20-22, 11-21; Kidambi Srikanth lost to Chico Dwi Wardoyo 21-19, 22-24, 14-21)