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Pallikal-Ghosal advance to semis, Chinappa-Sandhu crash out

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

The Indian duo of and advanced to the semifinals of the squash mixed double's event even as compatriots and crashed out of here today.

The fifth seeded pair, who had a shaky pre-quarterfinal match against a Malaysian duo, was in terrific touch in the quarterfinal match against third seed and of

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.

They will face top seeds Joelle and of in the semifinals tomorrow.

Coll and ousted the other pairing of Chinappa and and even their best efforts could not help the Indians against the Kiwis.

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

and continued their good work with a solid win over the Jamaican pair of and 11-4 11-10 for a place in the men's doubles quarterfinals.

The Indian pair had got a walkover from Sierra Leone's and Yusif Mansaray in their last pool match.

Malhotra and Tandon will next face the fourth seeded pairing of England's and in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 17:20 IST