Indians bite dust in badminton mixed team event

Glasgow: Star players Parupalli Kashyap and Jwala Gutta failed to create magic as India were blanked 0-3 by a dominant England in the mixed team semifinals of badminton competitions at the Commonwealth Games, here Sunday.

Jwala and Akshay Dewalkar began India`s campaign but could not put the country ahead, losing mixed doubles 16-21, 21-16, 11-21 to the British combination of Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock in 52 minutes.

India needed Kashyap, silver medallist at 2010 Games, to level the contest but he went down fighting 16-21 19-21 to Rajiv Ouseph in the singles in 47 minutes in the second match.

Akshay and Pranav Chopra then lost the crunch men`s doubles match 21-12 13-21, 16-21 to Chris and Andrew Ellis, ending all Indian hopes.

India will now attempt to win bronze medal when they clash with Singapore, who lost 2-3 to Malaysia.

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