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.

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