November 29, 2020
Badminton Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 News

India advance to the semifinals of badminton mixed team event in the CWG 2018

Kidambi Srikanth is all set to become the world number

Star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth led from the front as India thrashed Mauritius 3-0 to advance to the semifinals of badminton mixed team event in the CWG 2018 today. Srikanth took just 29 minute to beat Georges Julien Paul 21-12 21-14 in the men’s singles after the two doubles pairs had given India a 2-0 lead.

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The men’s doubles duo of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty won 21-12 21-3 win over Aatish Lubah and Christopher Jean Paul in the first match. In the second match Ashwini Pannappa and N Sikki Reddy outclassed Aurelie Marie Elisa and Nicki Chan-Lam in the women’s doubles and won 21-8 21-7.

London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal did not have to play her part in the quarterfinal match as India had already taken a match-winning 3-0 lead.

India will take on Singapore in the semifinals tomorrow. Singapore had beaten hosts Australia 3-0 in another quarterfinal match.

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