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Dipika-Joshana reach women's doubles squash semis

Posted on Aug 01 2014 | IANS

Glasgow, Aug 1 : India's squash stars Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa reached the women's doubles semi-finals with a comprehensive win at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.

The duo beat New Zealand's Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy 11-9, 11-5 in the quarterfinal at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.

Meanwhile, Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Sandhu brought up a tough but crucial win in men's doubles to advance to the quarter-finals by overcoming local pair Stuart Crawford and Greg Lobban 5-11, 11-8, 9-11 in the Round of 16.

Later, Ghosal and Dipika paired up to move past Welsh combine David Evans and Deon Saffery 11-8, 11-4, entering the mixed doubles quaters.

Sandhu and Joshana then first beat Schubert Maketu and Eli Webb of Papua New Guinea 11-5, 11-4 in their last pool match to advance to the Round of 16 where they drubbed Malaysians Mohammed Adnan and Delia Arnold 118, 11-9 to make it to the last eight of mixed doubles.

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