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2018 Commonwealth Games: Kidmabi Srikanth guides India to badminton team event semis

PTI
Published Apr 7, 2018, 10:32 am IST
Updated Apr 7, 2018, 11:04 am IST
Srikanth took just 29 minute to beat Georges Julien Paul 21-12 21-14 in the men's singles after India had taken 2-0 lead.
Kidambi Srikanth took  29 minutes to despatch his oppenent and take India to semis. (Photo: PTI)
 Kidambi Srikanth took 29 minutes to despatch his oppenent and take India to semis. (Photo: PTI)

Gold Coast: Star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth led from the front as India thrashed Mauritius 3-0 to advance to the semifinals of badminton mixed team event in the Commonwealth Games here today. Srikanth took just 29 minute to beat Georges Julien Paul 21-12 21-14 in the men's singles after the two doubles pairs had given India a 2-0 lead.

The men's doubles duo of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty hardly broke a sweat in their 21-12 21-3 win over Aatish Lubah and Christopher Jean Paul in the first match before Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy chalked out an easy 21-8 21-7 victory over Aurelie Marie Elisa and Nicki Chan-Lam in the women's doubles.

 

2012 London Olympics medallist Saina Nehwal did not have to play her part in the quarterfinal match as India had already taken a match-winning 3-0 lead. India take on Singapore in the semifinals tomorrow. Singapore had beaten hosts Australia 3-0 in another quarterfinal match.

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