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CWG: Satwik-Chirag reach badminton men's doubles semis

IANS  |  Gold Coast (Australia) 

India's Satwik Rankireddy and stormed into the men's doubles semi-finals with a 21-14, 15-21, 21-9 win over Malaysia's Peng Soon Chan and Soon Huat Goh, at the 21st here on Friday.

Satwik and Chirag started strongly in the opening game which lasted for 15 minutes but lost focus in the second game, as the Malaysian duo squared it 1-1 in 19 minutes.

In the decider, the Indians bounced back strongly and stifled the opponent's point-scoring opportunities to close the game and match in 17 minutes.

In the semi-final on Saturday, the Indians will be up the winner between Sri Lanka's and Buwaneka Goonethilleka, and Canada's and Nyl Yakura.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 09:28 IST