World Table Tennis Championships LIVE - Indian campaign ends medalless - Updates, Results, Scores, Blog

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Update: 2021-11-27 17:15 GMT

Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

Welcome to The Bridge's LIVE blog from the Quarterfinal of the World Table Tennis Championships

The Indian paddlers have been producing some consistent results for quite some time now, and they have continued their good work at the World Table Tennis Championships 2021 as well.

Two doubles pair from the country - Manika Batra-Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra-Archana Kamath, have made it to the final eight and are now just one win away from a podium finish.

No Indian paddler has won a World Championship medal since 1926 and a win for either of these pairs in the next few hours could be historic.

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2021-11-27 21:30 GMT

Two shots at history and both chances missed. Though India will go medalless from Huston there has been a lot of positives for them, especially in the doubles section.

Spare a thought for Manika Batra though, who has now missed a World Championship medal by a whisker for the third time. She had exited in the quarterfinal with Mouma Das in 2017 and now twice today. Certainly not a good feeling as a player.

It is not a good feeling as a fan either, I can assure. But, it is what it is.

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2021-11-27 21:26 GMT

That's it. That's the end of the fairy tale run in the World Championships for Manika Batra and Archana Kamath. They do down 1-11, 6-11, 8-11 in straight games to Ni Xialing and Sarah De Nutte of Luxembourg!

2021-11-27 21:24 GMT

2 Match points for Luxembourg with a 10-8 lead in the third game. Can they wrap this up?

2021-11-27 21:22 GMT

Ni-Sarah are in complete control of the third game as well. A four-point lead at 7-3 for them. Do not think there is a comeback from here for Manika and Archana.

2021-11-27 21:19 GMT

Well, it certainly looks like heading in that direction as Manika-Archana trail 3-1 in the third game.

2021-11-27 21:17 GMT

Two consecutive points for Ni-Sarah and Luxembourg takes the second game 11-6. Worrying signs for India.

2021-11-27 21:16 GMT

A mini fightback now from the Indians as they reduce the deficit to three points at 9-6. Is this the start of a turnaround?

2021-11-27 21:15 GMT

What on earth are Manika-Archana doing? This is just way too easy for Luxembourg. 

2021-11-27 21:13 GMT

The second game has started and it is no different from the first. Luxembourg enjoys a 4-1 lead. This is not looking good for India.

2021-11-27 21:11 GMT

Batra-Kamath do not even put up a fight in the first game as Ni-Sarah wrap it up 11-1 within the blink of an eye. Not the start India were hoping for.


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