With a clean slate each, both the Indian pairs Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik, and Vikram Malhotra and Joshna Chinappa topped their respective groups and progressed with style into the quarterfinal of the mixed doubles competition of the World Doubles squash championship in Manchester.
Second seed Saurav and Dipika who had two matches today, overwhelmed the Wales pair of Peter Creed and Tesny Evans in their last match in Group B while Vikram and Joshna who qualified last night itself after their third straight win in Group C completed their engagement with a hard fought win over the Australian pair of Cameron Pilley and Donna Urquhart.
Meanwhile, the men's pair of Vikram and Mahesh Mangaonkar fell in their last Group match to finish at the table bottom. They will now play for the placings matches from nine down.
Men: Group A: Adnan and Yuen (Mal) bt Vikram Malhotra and Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-8, 10-11, 11-8
Mixed doubles: Group B: Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik bt Bennett and