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India to face Pak in squash final

April 05, 2004 22:05 IST

Indian men and women won their respective round-robin matches comfortably and will face Pakistan in the final league encounters to decide the title of the squash events in the ninth SAF games in Islamabad.

With their rankings and performance far ahead of their opponents, Indian men and women scored identical 3-0 wins over Nepal and Sri Lanka respectively on Monday.

In tomorrow's final league encounters, Indian women led by British Open Junior champion Joshna Chinappa, are strong favourites to beat Pakistan.

But the same cannot be said for the Indian men, considering the strength of the hosts who boasts of world class players like Mansoor Zaman and Sahid Zaman.


Men: India beat Nepal 3-0 (Gaurav Nandrajog beat Janakl Thapa 9-4, 9-2, 9-0, Manish Chotrani beat Satya Shershtha 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Saurav Ghosal bt Hira Bahadur Thapa 9-3, 9-1, 9-1.

Women: India beat Sri Lanka 3-0 (Joshna chinappa beat Tehani Guruge 9-2, 9-1, 9-4; Alisha Mashruwala beat Kushani Daluwathaq 10-9, 2-9, 9-4, 9-4 and Mekhala Subedar beat Nirasha Guruge 9-4, 9-2, 9-1.

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