2014 Commonwealth Games: Indians Bite Dust in Badminton Mixed Team Event Semis

Updated: 28 July 2014 10:06 IST

India, after losing to England in the semifinals, will now attempt to win the bronze medal when they clash with Singapore, who lost 2-3 to Malaysia.

2014 Commonwealth Games: Indians Bite Dust in Badminton Mixed Team Event Semis
A file picture of Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta. © NDTV

Glasgow:

Star players Parupalli Kashyap and Jwala Gutta failed to create magic as India were blanked 0-3 by a dominant England in the  mixed team semifinals of badminton competitions at the Commonwealth Games, here on Sunday. (Highlights)

Jwala and Akshay Dewalkar began India's campaign but could not put the country ahead, losing mixed doubles 16-21, 21-16, 11-21 to the British combination of Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock in 52 minutes.

India needed Kashyap, silver medallist at 2010 Games, to level the contest but he went down fighting 16-21 19-21 to Rajiv Ouseph in the singles in 47 minutes in the second match.

Akshay and Pranav Chopra then lost the crunch men's doubles match 21-12 13-21, 16-21 to Chris and Andrew Ellis, ending all Indian hopes.

India will now attempt to win the bronze medal when they clash with Singapore, who lost 2-3 to Malaysia.



Topics : Commonwealth Games 2014 Badminton
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