Gold Coast (Australia), April 14 (IANS) India’s Manika Batra came through in a tight encounter to make her way through to the final of women’s singles table tennis competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.
Manika defeated Tianwei Feng of Singapore 4-3 (12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11) in a topsy turvy encounter.
The Indian led two games to one before losing two games on the trot and trail the contest 2-3.
Manika, however managed to bounce back strongly in the final two games to clinch the nail-biting contest at the end.
In the final later on Saturday, Manika will take on another Singaporean Mengyu Yu, who defeated Canada’s Mo Zhang 4-1 (11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5) in the other semi-final.
Mo Zhang and Tianwei Feng will now battle it out for the bronze medal, also on Saturday.