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Shamini-Madurika win, Ankita-Poulomi lose in TT women's doubles

Posted on Aug 01 2014 | IANS

Glasgow, Aug 1 : In a mixed start to the day for Indian paddlers, Shamini Kumaresan and Madhurika Patkar won their third round women's doubles match but there was some disappointment as the pair of Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak lost to their Malaysian opponents at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday.

It was a remarkable victory for Shamini and Madhurika, who came back from two games down to beat Australia's Zhenhua Dederko and Ziyu Zhang 3-2.

In the other women's doubles match Ankita and Poulomi lost 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 4-11 to Malaysian pair Sock Khim NG and Lee Wei Beh in a match lasting 31 minutes.

Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Rajul Desai and Sharath Kamal Achanta are also in the fray in their respective men's singles matches.

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