Joshna, Dipika Bag Squash Title

Manchester, April 1 (IANS) India's Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won the International Manchester Doubles squash title here Wednesday, defeating Donna Urquhart (world no 20) and Kasey Brown (10) of Australia 11-10, 3-11, 11-10 in 72 minutes.

It was a close first game with both pairs playing steady and safe squash. The game could have gone either way. However, it went in India's pocket with just a stroke for an Aussie playing a loose shot and not moving out of the way.

The second game was a different story with the Indian pair playing loose shots coupled with too many unforced errors.

The Indians redeemed themselves in the third and fought point for point with save lengths and opportunistic attacking shots.

Dipika won the last point with an unbelievable trickle boast much to the relief and delight of the cheering Indian contingent.

In the men's events, Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Singh finished eighth, Ritwik Bhattacharya and Sandeep Jangra 11th and Gaurav Nandrajog and Siddharth Suchde 14th.

In the mixed doubles, Harinder and Joshna lost 2-1 to Nicol David and Ong Beng Hee from Malaysia to finish fourth while Ghosal and Dipika beat the Australian pair of Cameron Pilley and Kasey Brown 2-1 to finish fifth.


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