Aarhus: The India men's badminton team on Thursday endured a 4-1 defeat at the hands of China in their final Group C match in the ongoing Thomas Cup.
In the first encounter, India went down as ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost the outing 21-12, 21-16 to Shi Yu Qi.
After this, the doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy emerged victorious against He Ji Ting and Zhou Hao Dong by 14-21,14-21.
In the third outing, Lu Guang Zu defeated Sameer Verma 21-14, 21-9, 24-22.
Following this, the doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun also suffered a 26-24, 21-19 loss against China.
In the last encounter, Kiran George endured loss against Li Shi Feng by 21-15, 21-17.
India finished behind China, occupying the second spot in Group C.
India has already advanced into the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup after a brilliant 5-0 victory over Tahiti on Tuesday.
With ANI Inputs