India reached their first-ever Thomas Cup final in the 73-year-history of the prestigious team tournament on Friday, May 13.

The Asian side stunned 2016 champions Denmark 3-2 in an exhilarating  tie that delighted badminton fans at the Impact Arena in Bangkok,  Thailand.

The Indian team, which never went past the semi-finals after 1979,  showed tremendous fighting spirit as it came from a match down to outwit  the 2016 champions.

World Championships silver medalist Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj  Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty and HS Prannoy were among the ones who came up with victories for India in the pulsating Thomas Cup semi-final tie  against Denmark.

Leader of the pack Srikanth has had a perfect record at Thomas Cup 2022,  winning all 5 of his matches so far while Prannoy has delivered twice  in must-win situations.

India retained the same line-up from Thursday's quarter-final win and it  worked for them as they won two singles ties to outclass Denmark,  bronze medalists from the previous edition.

On Thursday, India had secured their first-ever medal by reaching their first semi-final since 1979.

They had defeated Malaysia 3-2 to reach the last 4. On Friday, the men  from India went one step further and are assured of at least a silver  medal.

Sachin tendulkar congratulated to the team on his twitter account writing, "Congratulations to the team for winning over Malaysia and entering the semifinals of the #ThomasCup, assuring  a medal!"