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Asian Games 2023 Squash: Women's and men's teams register resounding win

Indian squash contingent secured resounding victories in group games of both women's and men's team events at Asian Games 2023.

Asian Games 2023 Squash: Womens and mens teams register resounding win

Joshna Chinnappa in action against Malaysia. (Photo credit: Chenthil Mohan)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 26 Sep 2023 1:46 PM GMT

The Indian squash contingent started strong in the Pool games of both men's and women's team categories, securing resounding victories. The Indian women's team showcased their mettle as they confidently dispatched Pakistan in their first Pool B encounter, setting the stage for a promising campaign. Meanwhile, the Indian men's team left little room for doubt about their prowess, delivering an equally impressive performance against Singapore.

Women's Team: India vs. Pakistan

In the first match, Anahat Singh faced off against Sadia Gul. Anahat dominated the game with scores of 11-5, 11-6, and 11-3, securing a crucial win for India. Joshna Chinnappa continued India's winning streak, putting up a dominant performance against Sadiq Noor Ul Huda. Chinnappa's scoreline of 11-2, 11-5, and 11-7 demonstrated her superiority.

Tanvi Khanna sealed the victory for India in her match against Ijaz Noor Ul Ain. With a scoreline of 11-3, 11-6, and 11-2, Tanvi displayed impeccable composure.

The Indian women are now set to face Nepal in their upcoming fixture.

Men's Team: India vs. Singapore

Harinder Pal Sandhu faced Jerome Clement Jin Ming in a very closely contested game. Sandhu lost the third set to Jerome, but ultimately won the match 3-1 with scores of 11-4, 13-11, 8-11, and 11-7. Saurav Ghosal defeated Samuel Shan Mu Kang in straight sets with scores of 11-9, 11-1, and 11-4.

Abhay Singh continued India's dominance, defeating Jia Hui Marcus Phua in straight sets with scores of 11-7, 11-7, and 11-7.

The Indian men's squash team continued their impressive run, securing a 3-0 victory against Qatar in the second team pool match.

Men's Team: India vs. Qatar

Mahesh Mangaokar started the proceedings on a high note for India, defeating Ahmad Altamimi with a scoreline of 11-7, 11-4, and 11-1. Saurav Ghosal faced Abdulla Altamimi in a closely contested match. Ghosal was defeated by Altamimi in the second round but ultimately won the tie with scores of 11-1, 5-11, 11-5, and 11-3.

In the third and final game Abhay Singh defeated Amjad Syed. The final scoreline stood 13-11, 8-11, 11-9, and 11-2.

Upcoming Matches

The Indian men's team will now gear up to take on Kuwait, while the women's team is set to face Nepal in their next challenge. Both matches are scheduled for tomorrow at 7:30 am IST.

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