CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal and Shreeja Akula through to semifinals of mixed team table tennis tournament


Sreeja Akula and her partner Achanta Sharath Kamal secured a place in the semi-finals in the mixed doubles category.

The Indian duo had to fight hard for their win, but managed to beat Malaysian Leond Chee Fang and Ho Ying 5-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 in the Round of 16, before reaching England. Liam Pitchford and Tin defeated. Tin Ho 3 games to 2 to reach the semifinals.

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However, Manika Batra and her mixed doubles partner Sathiyan Gnanasekaran failed to reach the semifinals. The duo that won bronze in the 2018 Gold Coast edition lost a thrilling thriller 3-2.

Interestingly, Manika Batra had also lost 3-0 to Karen Lyne in the women’s team quarterfinals against Malaysia. Lyne’s ability to play against Batra’s rubber has proven to be a concern for the best paddler.

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