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CWG: Manika-Mouma clinch silver; Sharath-Sathiyan in men's doubles final (TT Roundup)

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India's women's doubles pair of Batra and clinched the silver medal while seasoned pair of Achanta and G. Sathiyan entered the summit clash in the competition at the 21st here on Friday.

Apart from this, the other women's doubles pair of Sutirtha Mukherjee and Pooja Saharabudhe lost 1-3 (13-15, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11) to Ho Ying and Lyne Karen of in the bronze medal match,

Moreover, it was a bad day for the men's doubles combine of Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty. In the singles, Harmeet and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and in mixed doubles, Sanil and Madhurika lost the quarter-final matches on the ninth day.

In the women's doubles gold medal match, and Mouma went down 0-3 (5-11, 4-11, 5-11) to Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu of in the gold medal clash. Unforced errors and some aggressive game from kept on the back foot throughout the match.

In the first men's doubles semi-final, Sharath and Sathiyan made a stunning comeback after losing the first game and went on to thrash their opponents and 3-1 (7-11, 11-5, 11-1, 11-3).

They will now face and from England in the gold medal match on Saturday.

It could have been an all-Indian affair in the final but Harmeet and Sanil were shown the door by Drinkhall and Pitchford in the other semi-final. The English pair outclassed the Indians 3-0 (11-7, 13-11, 13-11).

Harmeet and Sanil will now be up against Singapore's Pang and Poh in the bronze medal match on Saturday.

Sharath also stormed into the singles semi-finals even as Harmeet and Sathiyan lost their respective quarter-finals.

Sharath beat England's 4-2 (9-11, 13-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9) to advance to the last four while Harmeet lost 0-4 (9-11, 8-11, 9-11, 8-11) to Nigerian Quadri Aruna, and Sathiyan lost 0-4 (8-11, 8-11, 11-13, 15-17) to England's

In the semi-finals on Saturday, Sharath will be up against Nigerian Quadri Aruna.

In the mixed category, Sharath and Mouma and Sathiyan and reached the semi-finals.

However, the other Indian pair of Sanil Shetty and Madhurika Patkar crashed out after suffering a narrow 2-3 loss in their quarter-final tie.

The veteran duo of Sharath and Mouma had a rather comfortable outing in fending off Canada's Zhen and Mo Zhang, with a 3-1 (11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5) verdict.

Sharath and Mouma will now be up against Singapore's Ning Gao and Mengyu Yu in the semi-final on Saturday.

In another quarter-final, Sathiyan and Manika outclassed their Singaporean opponents and 3-0 (11-6, 12-10, 14-12) in straight games to reach the last four.

Sathiyan and Manika will face Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho here on Saturday.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:36 IST
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