India blanked 0-3 by Australia at World Women Ch`ship

Indian eves suffered their second consecutive defeat at the World Team Squash championship when it was drubbed 0-3 by formidable second seed Australia in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

New Delhi: Indian eves suffered their second consecutive defeat at the World Team Squash championship when it was drubbed 0-3 by formidable second seed Australia in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

The 10th seed India, which earlier lost to Ireland, are now lying third in the four-team pool B and are unlikely to advance to the next stage.

Anwesha Reddy was thrashed 6-11 4-11 6-11 by Donna Urquhart in the opening match.

India needed a win to stay in contention but Joshana Chinappa was outplayed 3-11, 2-11, 4-11 by Racheal Grinham.

Anaka Alankamony then lost the inconsequential third rubber 3-11, 6-11, 5-11 to Kasey Brown.

India rested Dipika Pallikal today and will take on Japan in their last pool match on Wednesday.

PTI