CWG 2018: Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik claim squash silver

Manika Batra won a historic women's singles table tennis gold for India at the CWG

India's Manika Batra after winning the gold medal in women's singles table tennis | Reuters

Pallikal and Chinappa prevailed in straight games 2-0 (11-10, 11-5) to seal their place in the final.

After winning the women's singles final on Saturday, Batra completed a memorable run at Gold Coast with another flawless performance to become India's most successful athlete at the Games. With Joshna Chinappa playing a couple of deft cross-court shots, the 2014 gold medallists managed to claw it back to 9-10.

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Pallikal can add a second gold to her kitty if she and Joshna Chinappa defend their women's doubles title tomorrow. He had missed out on a medal in Glasgow. India stands third in the point's table with 26 gold, 19 silver and 20 bronze medals on the final day of the Games.

Meanwhile, in the mixed doubles squash event, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal settled for a silver medal, becoming the first Indian pair to achieve the feat in the Commonwealth Games.

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The duo Dipika and Ghosal had earlier defeated New Zealand's Joelle King and Paul Coll 2-1 (9-11, 11-8, 11-10) in a keenly-contested match to enter the final.

Rashid Anwar was the first medal victor at the Games, winning the bronze in the men's 74kg wrestling in London, 1934. The second finish on the podium gave Joshna her first and Dipika her second medal at Gold Coast. Landers-Murphy who is famed for her adept doubles tactics stood out with her superior know-how of the game.

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