Lei Lanxi got China's first win in their 3-2 triumph against India in Dubai ©Getty Images

China withstood a stirring fightback from India to book their place in the final of the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship in the United Arab Emirates.

India came from 2-0 down to force a decider only for Jiang Zhenbang and Wei Yaxin to secure victory for China at the Dubai Exhibition Centre.

Lei Lanxi got China off the mark with a 21-13, 21-15 victory over HS Prannoy.

The defending champions doubled their lead courtesy of Gao Fangjie’s 21-9, 16-21, 21-18 win against PV Sindhu.

India refused to give in as Dhruv Kapila and Chirag Shetty gave their team a lifeline following a 21-19, 21-19 success over Hi Jiting and Zhou Haodong.

Tressa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand then drew India level with a battling 21-18, 13-21, 21-19 victory over Tan Ning and Liu Shengshu.

The tie went down to the final mixed doubles match and China’s Jiang and Wei handled the pressure.

The Chinese duo overcame Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto 21-17, 21-13 to move to within one win from the gold medal.

China will now meet South Korea who recovered from an opening loss to beat Thailand 3-1.

Sitthikom Thammasin put Thailand in front with a thrilling 25-23, 19-21, 21-12 victory over Cho Geon-yeop.

South Korea hit back with a 21-15, 21-12 win for Kim Ga-eun against Supanida Katethong before finishing Thailand off with back-to-back doubles wins.

Kim Won-ho and Na Sung-seung overcame Pharanyu Kaosamaang and Worrapol Thongsanga 21-13, 21-11 before Jeong Na-eun and Lee So-hee defeated Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard 21-9, 21-7.