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CWG 2018: Dipika-Joshna wins silver in women's doubles squash

16 April 2018

"If they don't, then the game doesn't grow", Pallikal said.

Now, coming to table tennis competition in CWG, Indian player Manika Batra claimed gold in women's singles beating Yu Mengyu of Singapore at the Gold Coast on Friday.

Meanwhile, in the mixed doubles squash event, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal settled for a silver medal, becoming the first Indian pair to achieve the feat in the Commonwealth Games. With Joshna Chinappa playing a couple of deft cross-court shots, the 2014 gold medallists managed to claw it back to 9-10.

Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa entered the women's doubles final after defeating Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry of England.

Across 16 editions of the Commonwealth Games, India had a tally of 436 medals* (156 golds, 153 silvers and 127 bronze medals) before these Games.

Joshna and Dipika, who lifted the gold in Glasgow, failed to match the intensity of their opponents in Sunday's summit clash.

It was Pallikal's second silver medal of the Games as she and Sourav Ghosal had lost in the mixed doubles final earlier.

The going was tough for the Indians right from the start against the hard-hitting New Zealand pair of Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy and they ended up with a silver after an 11-9, 11-8 loss. Landers-Murphy who is famed for her adept doubles tactics stood out with her superior know-how of the game.

CWG 2018: Dipika-Joshna wins silver in women's doubles squash