इंडियन आवाज़     18 Jan 2019 08:41:37      انڈین آواز

CWG 2018: India hammers Scotland 5-0 to enter mixed team badminton quarters


Gold Coast

Continuing their winning streak, India thrashed Scotland 5-0 in the mixed team badminton event of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 on Friday to enter the quarter-finals.

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal provided India a 1-0 lead after she outclassed Julie Macpherson 21-14, 21-12 in the women’s singles match before World No 2 Kidambi Srikanth defeated Kieran Merrilees 21-18, 21-2 in men’s singles to help India go up 2-0.

Later, the women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy registered a 21-8, 21-12 win over Kirsty Gilmour and Eleanor O’Donnell.

In the men’s doubles event, Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty extended India’s lead to 4-0 after hammering Patrick Machugh and Adam Hall 21-16, 21-19.

Pranaav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy then completed a 5-0 clean sweep by beating Martin Campbell and Julie Macpherson 21-17, 21-15 in the mixed doubles event.

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