Asian Games: Anthony Amalraj-Madhurika Patkar in Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Last 16

Updated: 29 September 2014 12:37 IST

Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar defeated Mongolian pair of Orgil Munkh Batbayar and Enkhjin Barkhas 3-0 in the second round.

Asian Games: Anthony Amalraj-Madhurika Patkar in Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Last 16
File Photo: Anthony Amalraj (L) in action during 2014 CWG. © AP

Incheon:

The Indian mixed doubles table tennis team of Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar reached pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games here on Monday. (Day 10 Blog | Medal Tally)

Amalraj-Madhurika, who got a bye in the first round, defeated Mongolian pair of Orgil Munkh Batbayar and Enkhjin Barkhas 3-0 (12-10, 11-3, 11-6) in just 13 minutes.

Sluggish to begin with, the Indian team was stretched and had to work hard before taking the first game 12-10. (Also Read: Sharath Kamal Knocked Out of Mixed Doubles)

The Indian team played with much more discipline and confidence in the next two games. (Read: Ankita Das Through to Table Tennis Round 2)

They got into a fine rhythm and wrapped up the next two games 11-3, 11-6 in three and five minutes, respectively to progress through to the next round.

The Indian pair will take on Japan's Seiya Kishikawa and Ai Fukuhara in the next round on Tuesday.

Topics : Table Tennis Asian Games 2014
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