Saurav Ghosal goes down fighting in CWG bronze playoff in squash

Glasgow: India`s wait for its first squash medal at the Commonwealth Games was prolonged with Saurav Ghosal`s fighting loss to Englishman Peter Barker in the bronze medal playoff at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here on Monday.

World No.16 Ghosal needed to come up something special for his first win over his eighth-ranked opponent. The Indian tried his best before going down 5-11 11-6 5-11 6-11.

The Kolkata-based played had lost to England number two James Willstrop in the semifinals yesterday.

India`s leading female player Dipika Pallikal had suffered a quarterfinal loss against England`s Alison Waters and Joshana Chinappa bowed out of the competition in the round of 16.

The squash contingent has a better chance of ending the medal drought in the doubles and mixed doubles event.