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.