CWG: Pallikal-Chinappa settle for women's doubles silver in Squash


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

Earlier today, Batra showed that her crucial victory against world number 4 Feng Tianwei in the team final was no fluke as the Indian edged out the Singaporean 4-3 in the women's singles semifinals.

India's medal rush at the 21st Commonwealth Games continued as Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Joshna Chinappa settled for silver in the women's doubles squash finals.

At the end of this tourney, India's overall tally is 502 (182 golds, 173 silvers and 147 bronze medals).

Pallikal had also questioned the quality of refereeing in the mixed doubles final on Saturday when she and Saurav Ghosal lost to Australia's Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley to settle for Silver.

The defending champions - Dipika and Joshna who clinched the historic gold medal at CWG 2014 couldn't hold on to their numero uno spot and were evidently upset.

The going was tough for the Indians right from the start against the hard-hitting New Zealand pair of Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy and they ended up with a silver after an 11-9, 11-8 loss.

Rashid Anwar was the first medal victor at the Games, winning the bronze in the men's 74kg wrestling in London, 1934.

Joshna and Dipika, who lifted the gold in Glasgow, failed to match the intensity of their opponents in Sunday's summit clash.