The Indian duo of Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal advanced to the semifinals of the squash mixed double's event even as compatriots Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Sandhu crashed out of the Commonwealth Games here today.
The match witnessed a surfeit of rallies and eventually it was the skill in finding the corners and nick that mattered. Both Saurav and Dipika never left anything to chance and played with a lot of confidence to script a 11-8, 11-10 win and stun the fancied opponents.
To say that the New Zealanders managed to scrape through would be right, as the match could not have gone closer with the final score reading 11-10 11-10 in favour of Coll and King.
The Indian pair had got a walkover from Sierra Leone's Ernest Jombla and Yusif Mansaray in their last pool match.
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