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Commonwealth Games 2018, Squash Mixed Doubles Pre Quarters: Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal carry India's hopes, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 12, 2018 08:44 IST

Ghosal/Pallikal def Chal/Azman 7-11, 11-6, 11-8 in 33 minutes to enter QFs


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And that's a wrap!

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the Commonwealth Games 2018.

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Final score: Ghosal/Pallikal def Chal/Azman 7-11, 11-6, 11-8 in 33 minutes to enter QFs

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In the end, experience prevailed as the Indian duo simply raised their level when it mattered the most!

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Wow! The accomplished Indians were the favourites in this match but how hard did they have to work for that victory!!! Credit to the Malaysians for putting up such a brave show.

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And the Indians have extended their lead to 9-7

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India erase that setback and quickly settle back into this match. And that's what you expect from players of the calibre of Dipika and Saurav.

India up 7-6

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Ghosal was pulled out of position and Malaysia ride ahead to 6-4

Time is running out for India now

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And Malaysia quickly respond with some smart play


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India have the lead in the decider for the first time in this match


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And India level this up!


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A show of aggression from Ghosal, who injects a lot of pace into the ball.
Malaysia can't reach the ball.

India trail 2-3

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India recover one point and now trail 1-3

India can't afford to concede a big lead if they want to win this

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And Pallikal gets a warning as well for excessive contact.

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Malaysia start off Game 3 by getting the first two points.

What a blazing start!

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Sublime drop from Ghosal and India get the second game 11-6

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There was a confusion and miscommunication between the Malaysian pair and India go up to 10-6 with FOUR GAME BALLS IN HAND.

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That could not deter India and the Indian duo produces great work to run ahead to 9-5

Two points away from levelling this match up!

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A fired up Azman is now coming up with beautiful drops to throw India off their rhythm

Malaysia have battled back to 5-7

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It's a 7-3 lead for India

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Malaysia are trying their best to fight back!

2 points to them and they now trail 3-6

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India have raced ahead to 5-1 now

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The racquet from Dipika unfortunately hit Azman in the face and there was a brief pause.

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Pallikal is proving to be too strong for the young Azman

3-1 lead to India

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And India quickly level matters


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It's 1-0 to Malaysia in Game 2

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Malaysia showed a lot of poise, ball control and disrupted the rhythm of Saurav and Dipika with a lot of drops. 

Can India respond?

Let's find out in Game 2.

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And Malaysia wrap up the first game 11-7

Wow! They were actually the underdogs in this match!

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Team Malaysia continue to dominate the proceedings in Game 1 and are now up 9-7

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Team Malaysia registers two quickfire points to extend their lead to 7-4

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India now trail by just one point


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Excellent drop by Ghosal.

India trail 3-5

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Long rally and it ends in a Ghosal error.

It's 5-2 for Malaysia

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Malaysia are looking a bit stronger in the initial stages and are up 3-1

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India get the first point but Dipika makes an error.


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The warm-up has finished and the players are ready to play.

Malaysia to serve

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The match is about to begin shortly.

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Good morning! The players are on court now and are warming up.

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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage. In this match.  Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal take on Azman/Chal (MAL). STay tuned. 

07:12 (IST)12 APR 2018

Medals won on Day 7: India's Shreyasi Singh won a gold medal in the Women's Double Trap Finals & Ankur Mittal bagged a Bronze in the Men's Double Trap Finals. Om Mitharval also bagged a bronze medal in the Men's 50m Pistol Finals which happened earlier in the day. On Day 7, there was a also lot of progress in the Boxing event. Manish Kaushik, Vikas Krishan, and Gaurav Solanki went through to the Semifinals. Legendary Mary Kom did one better and progressed to the Finals in the 45-48 Kg weight category. Indian Men's Hockey team staged a great comeback from 3-2 down to win 4-3 against England in the final minutes of the match, confirming their spot in the semifinals. India will be hoping Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games 2018 is just as successful as the previous days.
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