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Chinappa, Subedar in final

April 01, 2004 21:22 IST

Joshna Chinappa and Mekhala Subedar ensured that the women's squash final at the SAF Games would be an all-Indian affair by winning their respective semi-final matches on Thursday.

Pakistan's Zaman cousins, Mansoor and Shahid, will clash in the men's finals.

Chinappa required just 17 minutes to beat Maria Toor Pakay of Pakistan 9-6, 9-2, 9-0, while Subedar took five minutes more to thrash Muqaddas Ashraf of the same country 9-5, 9-5, 9-0.

In the men's semi finals, both Ritwik Bhattacharya and Saurav Ghosal did put up a good fight but failed to overcome their superior opponents.

In fact, Bhattacharya, who took the second game to extra points, had a chance to put Shahid Zaman under pressure but missed an easy winner when leading 8-7.

Shahid won the tie 9-2, 10-8, 9-4, while Ghosal lost to Mansoor 4-9, 0-9, 1-9.

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