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.
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.