CWG 2022 IND vs PAK: Veteran Indian shuttlers thrashed Pakistan 5-0 in their first team match of the 22nd Commonwealth Games here on Friday. India won mixed doubles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles, women’s and men’s singles matches during this period. The team comprising experienced shuttlers like PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwin Ponnappa easily wiped out the neighboring country and started the day with a win.
The day started with B.A. in mixed doubles. The pair of Sumit Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa posted a one-sided victory over Muhammad Irfan Saeed Bhatti and Ghazala Siddiqui 21-9, 21-12. The mixed pair success was then extended by Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles match to easily beat Murad Ali 21-7, 21-12. Indian players’ dominance continued in the women’s singles match as well where two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu had no trouble defeating Mahur Shahzad in the women’s singles match thereafter. Sindhu registered a resounding 21-7, 21-6 win.
India clean sweep of Pakistan 5-0
After a resounding win in three matches, it was the men’s doubles turn. Here India’s star couple Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairaj Ranki Reddy were in front of Pakistan’s Murad Ali and Muhammad Irfan Saeed Bhati. The match was won by the Indian pair 21-12 and 21-9 in straight games to take the lead 4-0. Then it was the turn of the last match where in women’s doubles Indian pair of Trisha Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand defeated Pakistan’s pair of Mahur Shahzad and Ghazala Siddiqui 21-4 and 21-5 in straight games. With this, India made a clean sweep of Pakistan 5-0.
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Talking about other sports, the first day was mixed for India. In hockey, the women’s team defeated Ghana 5–0 and in table tennis, the men’s and women’s teams started with victories. Disappointing news came from the field of cricket where Australia beat India by 3 wickets. Swimming boosted medal hopes for India with Srihari Natarajan reaching the semi-finals in the 100m backstroke. Boxer Shiv Thapa made it to the pre-quarters. In cycling, the women’s and men’s teams failed to make it to the finals.
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