In the opening mixed doubles match, Ashwini Ponnappa and B Sumeeth Reddy, two of badminton's top players, defeated Pakistan's Mohammad Bhati and Ghazala Siddiqui. In addition, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective matches while giving India a strong start against the opponent.
The duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and B Sumeeth Reddy won the first set 21-9. Following that, both of them defeated the Pakistani team 21-12 in the second set. India trounced Pakistan 3-0 in the opening match of the group stage. PV Sindhu defeated Pakistan in the singles event by defeating Mahur Shahzad 21-7, 21-6.