Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: India beat Pakistan in squash women's doubles

The Indians will next take on Wales' duo of Tesni Evans and Deon Saffery on Wednesday.

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: India beat Pakistan in squash women's doubles
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Gold Coast: India's Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa came from behind to beat Pakistan's Zafar Faiza and Zafar Madina 2-1 in squash women's doubles Pool C match at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast on Tuesday.

After going down closely 10-11 in the opening game that lasted for nine minutes, the Indian duo bounced back strongly to thrash the Pakistani pair 11-0 in just four minutes. 

Dipika and Joshna then sealed their victory after another 11-1 win in the third game, that lasted for mere five minutes at the Oxenford Studios here.

The Indians will next take on Wales' duo of Tesni Evans and Deon Saffery on Wednesday.

Shooting 

In other events, Indian shooters Gagan Narang and Chain Singh entered the final of the men's 50m Rifle Prone event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia's Gold Coast on Tuesday. Gagan Narang finished the qualifying round in the third position with 617 points. Chain was in sixth place, having scored a total of 614.2.

Meanwhile, in the women's category, shooters Annu Singh and Heena Sidhu entered the final of the women's 25-meter Pistol event here on Tuesday. Annu finished the qualification stage at the second spot with a total of 584 points. Heena was third with 579. Xiu Hong Teh of Singapore topped the standings with 584.

Annu had taken pole position at the end of the Precision round with 293. She managed 291 in the Rapid round while Xiu scored 293. Annu registered a series of 96, 99 and 98 in the Precision round. She was consistent in the Rapid round as well with scores of 98, 96 and 97.

Xiu, who was second after the Precision round with 291, registered 96, 100 and 97 in the Rapid stage to snatch the lead. Heena meanwhile, started slowly before climbing up the standings with an awesome show in the Rapid round.

Hockey

India on Tuesday defeated Malaysia 2-1 in a Pool B match of the men's hockey tournament at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday. Harmanpreet Singh (3rd, 43rd minutes) converted a couple of penalty corner while the experienced Faizal Saari reduced the deficit for Malaysia.

This is India's second consecutive win of their current campaign. They had squandered a 2-0 lead to be held to a last-gasp 2-2 draw by arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening match. The Indians then defeated Wales 4-3 in a high scoring encounter. India now have seven points from three matches.

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