Defending champs Pallikal-Chinappa settle for women's doubles silver

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Defending champions Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa outplayed England's Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry to storm into the final of women's doubles squash at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. The Indian duo, who clinched gold a triumphant gold for India four years ago in Glasgow were outclassed by Joelle King and Amanda-Landers Murphy of New Zealand in the finals.

Now, coming to table tennis competition in CWG, Indian player Manika Batra claimed gold in women's singles beating Yu Mengyu of Singapore at the Gold Coast on Friday.

Following their final's silver on Sunday, Chinnappa expressed, "It's great that we could be in the finals, we had a great chance to win". The New Zealanders dominated the match proceedings from start to finish. With Joshna Chinappa playing a couple of deft cross-court shots, the 2014 gold medallists managed to claw it back to 9-10.

The Indians were visibly upset with some of the calls taken by the referees.

However, in the mixed doubles category, Dipika, who then partnered Saurav Ghosal and settled for a silver, losing to Australia's Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley in the final. I felt it could have changed the whole scenario of the match if those decisions were fair.

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