Table Tennis CWG 2022: Indian women’s team beat South Africa, Manika Batra seals India’s victory

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Highlights

  • Indian women’s table tennis team starts with victory
  • India beat South Africa 3-0
  • India’s next match will be against Fiji

Table Tennis CWG 2022: India took on South Africa in the first round of Group 2 of the Commonwealth Games 2022 women’s table tennis team event. A total of three matches were played in this group match held at NEC Hall 3 in Birmingham and in all three, the Indian players performed brilliantly, registering three easy wins one after the other. The Indian women’s table tennis team, led by India’s star paddler Manika Batra, thrashed South Africa 3-0.

Easy win for Manika Batra

Batra, the first Indian women’s singles gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games in table tennis, faced South Africa’s Mushfiq Kalam in the first round. The Indian player made a strong hold on his opponent player in the match from the very beginning. Although the first game saw the longest rally of the match between the two players, which lasted for 10 shots, Kalam could not last long in front of Manika’s consistency. Indian star player won the first game 11-5.

After this, both the games that took place proved to be more one-sided than before. Kalam could not even open his account till Batra reached the score of 9 in the second and third games. Look at the simplest figures to understand the difference between the two players. In this match, the Indian paddler won 18 points on his serve while the South African player could only get 6 points. As a result, Manika Batra easily won the match 11-5, 11-3, 11-2.

Sreeja Akula won the match in a one-sided match

In the second singles match between India and South Africa, Sreeja Akula sealed India’s victory by easily defeating Danisha Patel 11-5, 11-3, 11-6. With this win, India eliminated the Proteas 3-0.

Indian doubles women’s team starts with victory

In the doubles match between India and South Africa, Sreeja Akula and Reet Tennyson easily defeated the rival pair of Laila Edwards and Danisha Patel 11-7, 11-7, 11-5. It was the first match of this round between the two countries, giving India a 1-0 lead.

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