Commonwealth Games: Pallikal-Chinappa stun World No. 1 Malaysian pair in doubles
Glasgow: Squash stars Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa made a big stride towards ending India`s medal drought at the Commonwealth Games by beating the mighty Malaysian pair of World No.1 Nicol David and Low Wee Wern in the women`s doubles here on Wednesday.
The fifth seeds from India brushed aside David and Wee Wern 11-8 11-5 for their second win in as many matches in Pool D. Pallikal and Chinappa face Megan Craig and Kylie Lindsay of New Zealand in their last league match later today.
David is a legend of the game and on Monday retained her singles title at the Commonwealth Games.
The surprising result also showed that the India duo`s win over the formidable combine in a tri-nation tournament in Malaysia was no fluke.
Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal are scheduled to play 12th seeds Samantha Cornett and Shawn Delierre from Canada in the mixed doubles later today.
Pallikal had reached the singles quarterfinals and Ghosal became the first Indian to reach the semifinals at the Games.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Is Akhilesh Yadav overlooking Muslims as Mulayam Singh alleged?
- DNA: Why did Navjot Singh Sidhu call BJP 'Kaikeyi’, Congress ‘Kaushalya’?
- 38-year-old arrested for ‘raping’ minors in Delhi; assaulted over 600 girls
- BJP announces 149 names in first list of candidates for UP elections
- My father wanted me to be a man of character: Navjot Singh Siddhu
- Geeta Phogat comes to rescue of Zaira Wasim; hits out at trolls, asks actress not to apologise
- ‘Dangal’ star Zaira Wasim says I am not a role model, not proud of what I am doing
- Assembly Elections: BJP releases list of 149 candidates for Uttar Pradesh, 64 for Uttarakhand
- China's NSG stand is neither fair nor transparent, says Defence Expert
- Zaira Wasim Trolled: Ashamed that she had to apologise, says Gautam Gambhir