CWG: Dipika-Joshna in women’s doubles final; Dipika-Ghoshal win silver (Squash Roundup)

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Gold Coast (Australia), April 14 (IANS) Defending champions Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa stormed into the final of women’s doubles category while Dipika and Saurav Ghosal clinched silver in the mixed doubles of the squash competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

In the women’s double, Dipika and Joshna won in straight games 2-0 (11-10, 11-5) to seal their place in the final.

The Indian duo faced stiff competition in the opening game which saw the tide tiltling either side before Dipika and Joshna edged past England’s Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry in 13 minutes.

There was no match to the Indians in the second game, dominating the one-sided contest and picking it in a mere 10 minutes.

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The Indian duo will face New Zealand’s Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy in the final on Sunday.

Joelle and Amanda beat Australians Rachael Grinham and Donna Urquhart 2-0 (11-9, 11-5) in the other semi-final.

However, in the mixed doubles category, Dipika, who then partnered Saurav Ghosal and settled for a silver, losing to Australia’s Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley in the final.

In a gruelling contest at the Oxenford Studios here, the Indian pair lost the issue 0-2 (8-11, 10-11) against the home pair.

The 31-minute contest saw a stiff fight between the two pairs however, it was the Australians who proved to be better at the end.



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