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CWG 2018: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa win silver in women’s doubles squash

The defending champions lost to New Zealand’s Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy

IANS | Gold Coast |

Defending champions Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa settled for the silver in women’s doubles squash at the 21st Commonwealth Games, after losing to New Zealand’s Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy here on Sunday.

The Indian duo lost 0-2 (9-11, 8-11) to the Kiwis in the pulsating 22-minute summit clash at the Oxenford Studios here.

Joshna and Dipika, who had lifted the gold in Glasgow, failed to match the intensity of their opponents in Sunday’s summit clash.

After comfortably pocketing the opening game, the New Zealanders continued to dominate in the second as the Indian pair struggled to get back and eventually finish on the losing side.

Joelle and Amanda beat Australians Rachael Grinham and Donna Urquhart 2-0 (11-9, 11-5) to reach the finals.

Dipika and Joshna had won in straight games 2-0 (11-10, 11-5) against England’s Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry in 13 minutes to seal their place in the final.

This was Joshna’s first and Dipika’s second medal at Gold Coast after winning silver in the mixed doubles with Saurav Ghosal.

Dipika and Saurav lost to Australia’s Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley in the final.