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CWG 2022: Indian women’s table tennis team beat Fiji 3-0 and top Group 2

Indian paddler Manika Batra. (PC: Getty Images)
Indian paddler Manika Batra. (PC: Getty Images)
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The Indian women's table tennis team thrashed Fiji 3-0 in their second group game at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG 2022) on Friday (July 29). The win propelled India to the top of Group 2.

In the first match of the day, the Indian women's table tennis team thrashed South Africa with the same 3-0 margin. The side started on a positive note with Diya Chitale and Sreeja Akula getting the better of Touea Titana and Grace Yee 11-8, 11-3, 11-5.

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However, from then on, it was completely one-way traffic as Manika Batra steamrolled Carolyn Li 11-2, 11-4, 11-2. Such was the dominance of the Indian table tennis ace that the Fiji player found no answers to Manika's stupendous play.

Manika did not have to do anything extraordinary. She kept it simple, mixed her shots well and was aggressive with her forehand. The Indian also played her defensive shots well.

In the third tie, young Sreeja Akula got the better of Grace Yee 11-7, 11-1, 11-2.

The Indian table tennis contingent stepped up in Birmingham with massive expectations after their excellence in the 2018 edition of CWG. The table tennis team bagged a rich haul of eight medals at Gold Coast.

CWG 2022: When and where to watch Indian women's table tennis team matches?

The Indian women's table tennis team will take on Guyana on July 30 at around 2 pm.

The Sony Sports Network has the broadcasting rights for CWG 2022 in India. The action from CWG 2022 will be telecast live on Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, Sony SIX, and Sony TEN 4. Live streaming will be available on the Sony LIV app and website.

Also read: Commonwealth Games 2022 India schedule: Full list of events, players, timings in IST and live streaming details


Edited by Ritwik Kumar
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