Asian Games Table Tennis: Indian Men's Doubles Teams in Pre-Quarters

Updated: 30 September 2014 14:44 IST

Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj came from behind to beat Nepalese duo of Purshottam Bajracharya and Amarlal Malla 3-1. Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai defeated Yemen's Ahmed Omar Ali and Mohammed Abdulhakim Fahd Gubran 3-0.

Asian Games Table Tennis: Indian Men's Doubles Teams in Pre-Quarters
File Photo: Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj in action during 2014 CWG. © AP

Incheon:

The Indian men's table tennis doubles teams advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after winning their respective matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here on Tuesday. (Day 11 Blog | Medal Tally)

First up, the Indian pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj dropped the first game before winning 3-1 (6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 12-10) over Nepalese duo of Purshottam Bajracharya and Amarlal Malla in 20 minutes. (Also Read: Sarita Devi Loses Controversial Boxing Bout)

In their next match Wednesday, Sharath Kamal-Amalraj will play Japan's Koki Niwa and Kenta Matsudaira, who beat Saudi Arabian team M. Ali Noor Alkhadrawi and A. Saeed akram Alghamdi 3-0 (11-8, 11-9, 11-7).

The other Indian men's team in the fray, Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai took 13 minutes to thump Yemen's Ahmed Omar Ali and Mohammed Abdulhakim Fahd Gubran 3-0 (12-10, 11-5, 11-6). (Read: Indian Women's Team Storms Into Kabaddi Semis)

The Ghosh-Desai team will play Chinese duo of Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong, who beat Nepal pair of Ajay Suwal and Shiva Sundar Gothe 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-3), for a place in the quarter-finals.

Topics : Table Tennis Soumyajit Ghosh Asian Games 2014
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