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Asian Games 2018: Indian women’s squash team enters final; assured of silver medal

The Indian team, comprising Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna, defeated Malaysia 2-0 to assure itself of at least a silver here. The Indian men’s team will play Hong Kong in the semi-finals later in the day.

asian-games-2018 Updated: Aug 31, 2018 11:59 IST
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Hong Kong's Annie Au Wing-chi (in pink) competes against India's Joshana Chinappa (in blue) during the women's pool B squash team event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 30, 2018.
Hong Kong's Annie Au Wing-chi (in pink) competes against India's Joshana Chinappa (in blue) during the women's pool B squash team event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 30, 2018. (AFP)
         

The Indian women’s squash team knocked out defending champion Malaysia to enter the finals of the 18th Asian Games, here on Friday.

The Indian team, comprising Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna, defeated Malaysia 2-0 to assure itself of at least a silver here.

The Indian men’s team will play Hong Kong in the semi-finals later in the day.

The result comes on the back of a solid show by the squash team at the competition this year. Pallikal Karthik, Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal have already bagged bronze medals in singles events.

There ride though has not been all smooth for the team with reports coming out of a clash between the coach and top female players.