India's Aakarshi Kashyap seized her opportunity with a victory in the women's singles when PV Sindhu was rested ©Getty Images

China continued their impressive start in Group A of the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship in Dubai with a 5-0 victory over Singapore.

Olympic gold medallist Huang Dong Ping and Feng Yan Zhe needed only 29 minutes to beat Crystal Wong and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Terry Hee Yong Kai in straight games.

Only one contest in the match went to the three games, in the men's singles, with Lei Lan Xi coming from behind to beat Jason Teh 14-21, 21-19, 21-14 in an hour and three minutes.

South Korea have also started the tournament with two perfect 5-0 performances.

They were in no mood to be detained by Uzbekistan.

In the mixed doubles Kim Young Hyuk and Lee Yu Lim completed their business in only 18 minutes and dropped only eight points in the process in a 21-4, 21-4 victory.

The longest contest saw Cho Geonyeop beat Biloliddin Kuchkarboev 21-8, 21-5 and even that took only 26 minutes.

The South Koreans meet China in the opening contest of day three to decide leadership of Group A.

In Group B India made sure of their quarter-finals place with a convincing 5-0 victory over the United Arab Emirates.

Lakshya Sen opened up with a 21-16, 21-12 victory over Dev Vishnu in the men’s singles.

India rested world champion and double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu which gave Aakarshi Kashyap the chance to take the spotlight in the women's singles.

She defeated Madhumitha Sundarapandian 21-6, 21-7.

In the men’s doubles Chirag Shetty and Dhruv Kapila also won in straight games and in the women’s doubles Ashwini Bhat K. and Shikha Gautam came off court with a victory in only 22 minutes dropping only 11 points the process.

Mixed doubles pairing Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto needed only four minutes more to record a 21-13, 21-8 victory over Bharath Latheesh and Nayonika Rajesh.

It guarantees the Indians a spot in the quarter-finals but they will have to beat defending champions Malaysia if they are to finish top of the group and therefore avoid China in the knockout stages.

Malaysia also opened with two perfect performances, with no match in their tie against Kazakhstan lasting longer than half an hour.

Wong Ling Ching, playing in her first Championships, set the tone in the women’s singles with a 21-6, 21-13 victory in only 19 minutes over Aisha Zhumabek.

Malaysia are the defending Badminton Asia mixed team champions and also won gold in the event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images
Malaysia are the defending Badminton Asia mixed team champions and also won gold in the event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

Leong Jung Hao, who won gold in this competition a year ago has also started confidently.

He beat Dmitry Panarin 21-12, 21-16 and the victory only took 29 minutes.

Go Pei Kee and Teo Mei Zhing won their women’s doubles encounter with Nargiza Rakmetullayeva and Kamila Smaguleva 21-7, 21-7 in only 19 minutes.  

Further victories in the men’s and mixed doubles made sure of a perfect start.

Malaysia face India tomorrow in the last round of group matches.

In Group C, Indonesia also made it three victories out of three against Bahrain even though they rested world number three Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

Japan beat Hong Kong 4-1 to lead Group D with maximum points.

Hong Kong could still make it through to the knockout stages if they can beat Pakistan who have lost both their matches so far.

The quarter-finals are scheduled for Friday (February 17) with competition due to continue until Sunday (February 19).