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Squash: Saurav Ghosal Loses Semifinals, but Will Compete for Bronze

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Last Updated: August 02, 2022, 23:37 IST

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Birmingham: India's Saurav Ghosal  (PTI Photo)

Birmingham: India's Saurav Ghosal (PTI Photo)

The 35-year will pair up with Dipika Pallikal in the mixed doubles event. The two had won the silver in Gold Coast

India’s leading squash player Saurav Ghosal will fight for the bronze medal after being outclassed by New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the men’s singles semifinals at the Commonwealth Games here on Tuesday.

It was always going to be a difficult task for Ghosal to beat the Kiwi but the Indian surrendered meekly, going down 9-11 4-11 1-11 to the world number two and the last edition’s silver medallist in one hour and 23 minutes.

Ghosal, ranked 15th in the world, will play the loser of the second semifinal between James Willstrop of England and Wales’ Joel Makin in the bronze play-off on Wednesday.

The 35-year will pair up with Dipika Pallikal in the mixed doubles event. The two had won the silver in Gold Coast.

Sunayna Sana Kuruvilla defeated Pakistan’s Faiza Zafar in the women’s singles plate semifinals.

Faiza was no match to the 23-year-old Indian as Sunayna won the tie 11-2 11-4 11-5.

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first published:August 02, 2022, 23:37 IST
last updated:August 02, 2022, 23:37 IST