CWG: India in Semis Despite Sindhu's Defeat

Published: 27th July 2014 02:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2014 02:40 PM   |  A+A-


GLASGOW: Indian shuttlers made light of their leading woman player Pusarla Venkata Sindhu’s shock defeat by overpowering Canada 3-1 to enter the semi-finals of the mixed team championship in the Commonwealth Games here.

India were cruising when Jwala Gutta and Kidambi Srikanth won their opening mixed doubles and Parupalli Kashyap took his men’s singles Saturday night.

Then Sindhu went down to Hong Kong-born Michelle Li over three games, but the men’s doubles pair Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar clinched it though the match into three games.

Srikanth and Jwala put India 1-0 up winning their mixed doubles match 21-19, 17-21, 21-18 against Toby Ng and Alex Bruce.

Kashyap then outclassed Andrew D'Souza 21-11, 21-9 in a men's singles to make it 2-0 for India.

Hong Kong-born Michelle stunned Sindhu after losing the first game and clinching the second on extra points. That was enough for Michelle to rally and take the match 15-21, 22-20, 21-17 in an hour.

Chopra and Dewalkar, though were stretched to three games, won the decisive rubber 21-15 19-21 21-13 against Adrian Liu and Derrick Ng in 49 minutes.

Brief Results:

Jwala Gutta-Kidambi Srikanth beat Toby Ng and Alex Bruce: 1-19, 17-21, 21-18 

Parupalli Kashyap beat Andrew D'Souza 21-11, 21-9 

P.V. Sindhu lost Michelle Li: 15-21, 22-20, 21-17 

Pranaav Chopra-Akshay Dewalkar: 21-15 19-21 21-13

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp