LIVE CWG 2022 - Sharath and Akula win mixed team gold

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LIVE CWG 2022 - Sharath and Akula win mixed team gold

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SportsCafe Desk

08/07/2022

While the team of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanassekaran will take part in the Gold medal match in the Men's doubles, the duo will also have a chance at singles glory in their respective semi finals.

UPDATE - GOLLLLLLD! The Indian mixed doubles pair of Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula have beaten Malaysia in the final 3-1. WELL DONE!

Sharath will have another final match tomorrow. HE HAS ANOTHER SHOT AT THE GOLD IN MEN'S SINGLES.

SATHIYAN vs PITCHFORD

That is it from this semis here. Sathiyan unfortunately has lost the match but will play for bronze. 

SATHIYAN vs PITCHFORD

A positive start by the Indian in what could be the last game. He is trailing 3-4 though.

SATHIYAN vs PITCHFORD

So this is the end of the fourth game and Satiyan loses this one 9-11. Getting tough for him now.

UPDATE - Sathiyan is making a comeback in the fourth game and has a lead. He should close this one as he leads 7-6.

SATHIYAN vs PITCHFORD

The Indian has recovered well in the second game. He is currently up 7-2.

SATHIYAN vs PITCHFORD

The match has not started well for the Indian. He has lost the first game 5-11. Still a long way to go though. 

SATHIYAN vs PITCHFORD

One Indian has made his way into the Gold Medal match and now the other one will have his chance. 

ACHANTA 11 - 8 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

MATCH POINT NUMBER TWO!! 

AND HE WILL GET IT!!! ACHANTA IS INTO THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH!!

ACHANTA 10 - 8 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

DRINKHALL SAVES ONE!!! TOWEL BREAK!

ACHANTA 10 - 7 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

DOWN THE LINE BACKHAND!!! MATCH POINTS!!

ACHANTA 9 - 7 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

Drinkhall gets one back with a great cross court backhand. AND THIS TIME THE NET HELPS OUT DRINKHALL!! TWO POINT GAME AGAIN

ACHANTA 9 - 5 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

Achanta forces Drinkhall back and then decides to go for a quick push to put himself ahead again. AND ANOTHER ERROR BY DRINKHALL!! FOUR POINT GAME 

ACHANTA 7 - 5 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

WHAT A SHOT!! Drinkhall finds the white part of the table on his down the line winner. Achanta fires back immediately though. 

ACHANTA 6 - 4 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

Achanta gets help from the net as the ball catches the tape and falls over. The backhand again lets Achanta down. Still two points in it.

ACHANTA 5 - 3 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

TIMEOUT INDIA!!! Good decision this.

ACHANTA 5 - 3 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

Error by Achanta on the backhand gives Drinkhall some hope. AND THAT GROWS EVEN MORE AS ACHANTA MISSES THE FOREHAND!! TWO POINT GAME NOW!

ACHANTA 5 - 1 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

This time it goes out off the net. What Drinkhall would give for a timeout right now! HE HAS ONE BACK!

ACHANTA 4 - 0 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

Another unforced error. Drinkhall has no timeouts left. AND A FOURTH!!

ACHANTA 2 - 0 DRINKHALL (3 - 2)

Achnata takes the first point. AND THE SECOND ONE!! ERROR BY DRINKHALL!

ACHANTA 9 - 11 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

BUT HE CONVERTS THE NEXT ONE!

ACHANTA 9 - 10 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

ACHANTA SAVES ONE!! ONE MORE TO GO!  

ACHANTA 8 - 10 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

Error on the service return by Drinkhall. ONE POINT GAME!

ERROR BY ACHNATA!!! GAME POINTS

ACHANTA 7 - 9 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

ERROR BY DRINKHALL AGAIN!! ACHANTA IS BACK WITHIN A POINT OF THE ENGLISHMAN!! He gets an unforced error from the Indian. TWO POINT GAME

ACHANTA 6 - 8 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

ACHANTA FINDS THE ANGLE THIS TIME AND IT SETS UP THE POINT NICELY FOR HIM!! CAN HE CAPITALIZE? 

YES HE CAN!! ERROR ON THE SERVICE RETURN BY THE ENGLISHMAN!

ACHANTA 4 - 8 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

One back for Achanta. He needs the next one as well. HE MISSES THE BACKHAND!! FOUR POINT GAME STILL

ACHANTA 3 - 7 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

Achanta has a point back but he needs more than that now. DRINKHALL COMES UP WITH A DOWN THE LINE FOREHAND THIS TIME

ACHANTA 2 - 6 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

That down the line backhand has done wonders for Drinkhall. AND ACHANTA MISSES ANOTHER BACKHAND!! 

ACHANTA 2 - 4 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

This time Achanta is pushed back by Drinkhall and the Indian tries to go flat only to hit it wide. Backhand error by the Indian as Drinkhall as the advantage again. 

ACHANTA 2 - 2 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

Error by Drinkhall on the backhand this time. AND NOW ON THE FOREHAND!! LEVEL!

ACHANTA 0 - 2 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

Drinkhall gets some luck off the net and he apologizes for it. He wins the next one fair and square. 

ACHANTA 0 - 0 DRINKHALL (3 - 1)

THAT WAS THE IDEAL REPLY TO THAT THIRD GAME LOSS! ONE MORE GAME AND HE IS INTO THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH!

ACHANTA 11 - 7 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

Drinkhall saves one of them but an error on the next rally give Achanta the game.  

ACHANTA 10 - 6 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

BOTH PLAYERS SHARE A POINT BUT THAT MEANS ACHANTA HAS GAME POINTS!

ACHANTA 9 - 5 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

Achanta tries to go for the early finish with a down the line forehand. It is nowhere close to the table this time. 

AGAIN DRINKHALL TRIES TO GO FOR THE DOWN THE LINE DRIVE!! ACHANTA SENDS IT BACK WITH INTEREST AGAIN! 

ACHANTA 8 - 4 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

Achanta pushes Drinkhall back with some aggressive play. He wins the point after Drinkhall tries to change direction. AND ANOTHER POINT!

ACHANTA 6 - 4 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

Drinkhall responds with a pitch perfect down the line backhand winner that leaves Achanta scampering. But he commits an error to let AChanta hold onto his lead.

ACHANTA 5 - 3 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

Drinkhall with the first error this time. AND THIS TIME ACHANTA MAKES HIM PAY WITH A GREAT PUSH ON THE ANGLE!

ACHANTA 3 - 3 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

POINTS SHARED AGAIN!! THIS IS VERY VERY CLOSE!

ACHANTA 2 - 2 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

Drinkhall returns Achanta's forehand with interest to take the lead. The Indian makes sure the second one has even more venom behind it to keep the scores level.

ACHANTA 1 - 1 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

Error by Drinkhall at the net gives Achanta the first point but the Indian does the same to level the score.

ACHANTA 0 - 0 DRINKHALL (2 - 1)

Identical scores in all games so far - 11-8. Two have gone to the Indian and the recent one went to the Englishman. 

ACHANTA 8 - 11 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

The final towel break could not have come at a better time for Drinkhall. Can he make it count? 

YES HE CAN!! THAT IS THE FIRST GAME FOR HIM!

ACHANTA 8 - 10 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

Achanta saves one of them before forcing an error from Drinkhall. TWO POINT GAME!

ACHANTA 6 - 10 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

A Drinkhall down the line forehand gives him the lead before an Achanta error gives him game points.

ACHANTA 6 - 8 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

This time it is Drinkhall who takes the lead but Achanta pegs him back. TWO POINT GAME!

ACHANTA 5 - 7 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

Achanta reduces the deficit again. OH NO!! That was a missed chance for the Indian. He has Drinkhall on the ropes and a meter from the table. However, he hits a return into the net.

ACHANTA 4 - 6 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

Luck is favoring the Indian here as he catches the edge on the forehand. But that pesky backhand stops him from levelling the score. 

ACHANTA 3 - 5 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

Achanta takes both points on the Drinkhall serve and he is right back into this one.

ACHANTA 1 - 5 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

Achanta has one back but Drinkhall maintains his four point lead through another backhand error by Achanta.

ACHANTA 0 - 4 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

The ball jumps off the tape and out as Drinkhall takes a three point lead. Make that four as Achanta falters on the backhand again.

ACHANTA 0 - 2 DRINKHALL (2 - 0)

Service error by Achanta to start this game. Not a good start as Drinkhall forces the error on the next point.

ACHANTA 11 - 8 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

DRINKHALL SAVES ONE!! BUT NOT THE SECOND ONE!!! GAME ACHANTA!!! HE IS HALFWAY THERE!

ACHANTA 10 - 7 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

GREAT DEFENCE BY DRINKHALL TO STAY IN THAT RALLY!! HOWEVER, AN ERROR WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME!! GAME POINTS!

ACHANTA 9 - 7 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Drinkhall responds with two quick points. The second was a brilliant inside out forehand. 

ACHANTA 9 - 5 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Drinkhall is not done quite yet as he claims a quick point but Achanta gets some help from the net to keep his lead intact.

ACHANTA 8 - 4 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

AGAIN THE DOWN THE LINE FOREHAND WORKS WONDERS FOR ACHANTA! AND AN UNFORCED ERROR BY THE ENGLISHMAN HANDS THE INDIAN A FOUR POINT LEAD!

ACHANTA 6 - 4 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Again Drinkhall reduces the deficit but again Achanta gets it back. 

ACHANTA 5 - 3 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

A down the line winner reduces the deficit to just one but Achanta forces the error to keep his lead.

ACHANTA 4 - 2 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Drinkhall is finally on the board and after forcing a second error out of Achanta, he screams out. 

ACHANTA 4 - 0 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

NO IT DOES NOT!! ACHANTA COMES UP WITH A BIG DOWN THE LINE BACKHAND WINNER HERE.

ACHANTA 3 - 0 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

TIMEOUT ENGLAND! They did the same in the Men's doubles match and they were a different team after that. Will history repeat itself here?

ACHANTA 3 - 0 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

AND HE WILL TAKE ANOTHER ONE!!! 

ACHANTA 2 - 0 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Achanta starts off by attacking the serve for a winner again. Drinkhall might as well shelve that serve for the rest of the match. 

WOW!! THAT WAS EMPHATIC! Drinkhall drops back to defend but Achanta finishes him off with a big big smash. Someone check that ball! 

ACHANTA 0 - 0 DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

We still have a way to go in this match but that was the start that Achanta needed. He needs to keep up the same intensity.

ACHANTA 11 - 7 DRINKHALL

Drinkhall saves of them before the towel break. BUT ACHANTA SHOWS HIM HOW IT IS DONE ON DEFENCE TO SEAL THE GAME!

ACHANTA 10 - 7 DRINKHALL

DRINKHALL SHOWS TREMENDOUS DEFENCE AS HE PICKS UP ATLEAST TWO UNPICKABLE SHOTS!! BUT ACHANTA FINDS THE WINNER AGAIN! GAME POINTS FOR THE INDIAN!

ACHANTA 9 - 7 DRINKHALL

ACHANTA RESPONDS TO A WEAK SERVE WITH A HUGE FOREHAND WINNER! Drinkhall responds with one on the backhand. 

ACHANTA 8 - 6 DRINKHALL

Drinkhall responds by going head to head on the top spin before finishing the point with a down the line winner. 

He cuts the lead to two with another quick point.

ACHANTA 8 - 4 DRINKHALL

Achanta now celebrates after a point as he takes a huge four point lead. 

ACHANTA 6 - 4 DRINKHALL

BACK TO BACK POINTS FOR THE INDIAN!

ACHANTA 4 - 4 DRINKHALL

Drinkhall screams out as he retakes the lead but Achanta makes him goes from side to side before finishing him on the forehand. 

ACHANTA 3 - 3 DRINKHALL

Great cross court from Anchanta earns him his first lead of the game but he concedes the lead on the very next point with an error.

ACHANTA 2 - 2 DRINKHALL

The Indian responds with a big forehand before Drinkhall commits the error.

ACHANTA 0 - 2 DRINKHALL

Drinkhall starts off well as Achanta skies two shots.

ACHANTA vs DRINKHALL

The players are out and the warm up is done. WE ARE READY FOR LIVE ACTION

ACHANTA vs DRINKHALL

Drinkhall is ranked 74th in the world while Achanta is ranked 39. On paper, this should not be a win for Achanta but that will go out the window with the crowd being as rowdy as they have been. 

Semi final time. Back to back games for India as firstly, Sharath Kamal Achanta will take on Paul Drinkhall. Post that Sathiyan Gnanasekaran will face off against Liam Pitchford in the semi finals of the Men's Singles event. These are the same players that beat Achanta and Sathiyan in the final of the Men's Doubles event. So this is as good a time as any to get some revenge.


ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 11 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

THE ENGLISH RETAIN THEIR TITLE!!! INDIA WILL HAVE TO SETTLE FOR SILVER!!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 10 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

Sathiyam misses his forehand as he hits the net. India are on the ropes. Now Achanta misses his backhand.

GOLD MEDAL POINTS!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 8 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

Achanta misses the down the line backhand. He looks disappointed that he has missed that one. FOUR POINT LEAD!!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 6 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

Achanta picks up a beauty but Sathiyan is not able to replicate that. England lead by two.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 5 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

The English will take the lead as we change sides.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 4 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

Drinkhall hits his backhand into the net as the Indians retake the lead. He makes up for it with an inside out forehand to level the scores.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 3 - 3 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

Points shared on the Pitchford serves as Achanta comes up with a forehand winner down the middle.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 2 - 2 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

Drinkhall responds with a wonderful backhand. ON NO!! AND WE ARE LEVEL! Sathiyan has the table gaping but his forehand catches the tape and falls wide.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 2 - 0 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

WHAT A SHOT!! Sathiyan with the cross court winner on his forehand. AND THEY LEAD BY TWO!!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 0 - 0 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (2 - 2)

The next 20 odd points will decide the fate of the gold medal. India have the momentum. NO ONE HAS A TIMEOUT! THE PLAYERS ARE NOW ON THEIR OWN!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 11 - 7 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

England save the first one. BUT NOT THE SECOND ONE!!! WE ARE LEVEL!! WE HEAD INTO THE DECIDER FOR THE GOLD MEDAL!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 10 - 6 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

Here come England though. Drinkhall finds the angle on his cross court forehand. PITCHFORD WITH THE ERROR!!! GAME POINT!!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 9 - 5 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

Again India take the first point to keep their lead intact. THEY DOUBLE IT THANKS TO SATHIYAN'S WELL PLACED FOREHAND.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 7 - 5 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

THEY ARE ON A RUN NOW!! Three in a row!! 

Achanta misses the backhand service return to keep the lead at two points 

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 6 - 4 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

Drinkhall misses his backhand as India take the lead again before Achanta comes up with a huge backhand to hand India the lead.  

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 4 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

Achanta comes up with the shot of the match to attack Pitchford when Drinkhall had the return. But again the English respond with a point. This is very close right now.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 3 - 3 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

AND AGAIN!! 

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 2 - 2 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

Achanta hands India the lead but Drinkhall finds a beautiful angle to level the game again.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 1 - 1 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

Points shared on the Indian serve.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 0 - 0 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 2)

The Indians need to sort this out. They cannot allow the English to establish an early lead.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 3 - 11 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

AND THEY CONVERT!!! THE ENGLISH ARE ONE GAME AWAY FROM RETAINING THEIR COMMONWEALTH GAMES CROWN!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 3 - 10 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

GAME POINTS!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 3 - 9 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

This has been a game to forger so far. SIX POINT GAME STILL!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 2 - 8 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

AND THE RUN CONTINUES!! SATHIYAN TRIED TO PUSH THE TEMPO BUT ENDED UP GOING INTO THE NET!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 2 - 6 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

An error by Sathiyan gives England a bigger lead before the net helps them out even more. 

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 2 - 4 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

Sathiyan gets in Achanta's way as the veteran can't get to it. It is followed by the rally of the game as the Indians show their expertise with the top spin to take the point.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 1 - 3 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

IT HAS HELPED!! THEY ARE ON THE BOARD IN THE GAME!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 0 - 3 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

The timeout worked wonders for the English. Let's see what the Indians come up with.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 0 - 3 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

And the run continues. TIMEOUT INDIA!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 0 - 2 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 1)

The English start off with a couple of points off their own serve. India to serve now.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 8 - 11 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Drinkhall finishes it off with a backhand into Sathiyan's body. 

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 8 - 10 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Sathiyan finds the angle on the cross court backhand to reduce the deficit but Pitchford does the same on the forehand to hand England game points.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 7 - 9 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

An error by Pitchford reduces the gap to just one point before Drinkhall comes up with a great winner to keep the two point lead intact.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 6 - 8 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Sathiyan comes up with a big cross court forehand before he fails to read the spin to keep it at a two point game.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 5 - 7 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

PITCHFORD FINDS THE ANGLE!! TWO POINT LEAD RESTORED!! THE TIMEOUT AS WORKED!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 5 - 6 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

TIMEOUT ENGLAND!! Evans has to call timeout because they were sinking without a trace.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 5 - 6 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

AND AGAIN!!! ONE POINT GAME

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 4 - 6 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

BACK TO BACK POINTS FOR THE INDIANS NOW!!! TWO POINT GAME!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 2 - 6 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

The English extend their lead to five but an error brings it back to four.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 1 - 5 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Drinkhall finds the angle again as Sathiyan cannot keep it on the table. Pitchford then pitches in with a down the line backhand winner. 

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 1 - 3 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Now they take the lead by claiming both points on their own serves.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 1 - 1 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

A perfect down the line forehand from Sathiyan has too much behind it for Pitchford but the Englishmen hit back with a winner of their own.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 0 - 0 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL (1 - 0)

Achanta and Sathiyan have a chat before game two. They will want to take this one to just put the match well under their control.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 11 - 8 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL

SATHIYAN'S DOWN THE LINE BACKHAND WILL PUT INDIA A GAME UP IN THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH!

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 10 - 8 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL

They save one of them just before the final towel break of the game.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 10 - 7 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL

GAME POINTS FOR INDIA!! 

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 9 - 7 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL

They take the first point of the Achanta serve but concede the next one. 

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 8 - 6 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL

Back to back points on their own serve here. Still two points in it.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 8 - 4 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL

And they have extended their lead even further.

ACHANTA/SATHIYAN 6 - 4 PITCHFORD/DRINKHALL

The Indians have started off well against the English in the gold medal match.

AKULA vs LIU

Akula's campaign in singles comes to an end without a medal as she falls in seven games in the bronze medal game.

AKULA vs LIU

Akula started off poorly again but she has managed to bring the game back to 5-7. She is still down but it can easily be turned around.

AKULA vs LIU

Akula has not started well. She is down 1-5 as the players change sides here in the decider.

AKULA vs LIU

AND AS EXPECTED AKULA TAKES THE SIXTH GAME!! 11-9!!! WE NEED A DECIDER TO CONFIRM A BRONZE MEDAL!

AKULA vs LIU

Akula is level with the scorecard reading 8-8 in the sixth.

AKULA vs LIU

AKULA HAS DROPPED THE GAME!! SHE NOW TRAILS 2-3!! AKULA WOULD BE THINKING THAT SHE HAS LIU RIGHT WHERE SHE WANTS HER! SHE HAS ALREADY WON A COUPLE OF MATCHES BEING DOWN 1-3. CAN SHE DO IT AGAIN? WE WILL LET YOU KNOW!

AKULA vs LIU

13-13 in the fifth game of the bronze medal match. Akula has managed to save a few game points to stay in the game. 

AKULA vs LIU

Akula has levelled the fifth game at 10-10. This could be a crucial point in the game for Lui because Akula has come back from deficits before. Will she be able to?

AKULA vs LIU

The fifth game has been a very tight one so far as Akula trails Liu by just two points. 

AKULA vs LIU 

Akula has leveled the match up by taking the fourth game 11-7. 

AKULA vs LIU 

Akula leads 6-4 in the fourth game. She is down a game in the match right now. 

AKULA vs LIU 

Akula has dropped the two games in a row. Not a problem though as she has come back from bigger deficits than those in previous matches.

AKULA vs LIU 

The second game is proving to be a closer one as both players are locked on six points apiece.

AKULA vs LIU 

Akula has taken the first game of her bronze medal match 11-3. Three more games to go and she can have some silverware to show off.

AKULA vs LIU 

Akula is just racing ahead here. She leads by six points as the scoreboard reads 9-3 in her favour.

AKULA vs LIU 

Akula has started her game really well. She currently leads 5-2 in the first game.

AKULA vs LIU 

Akula is preparing for her match against Liu of Australia. The players are currently warming up and we will have some live action soon from there.

Sreeja Akula, who will partner Achanta in the Mixed doubles final, will also contest in the bronze medal match in the singles event as well. 

TABLE TENNIS SCHEDULE 

Women’s Singles Bronze Medal Match: Sreeja Akula -

Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Match: Achanta Sharath Kamal/G Sathiyan

Men’s Singles Semifinal 1: Achanta Sharath Kamal

Men’s Singles Semifinal 2: G Sathiyan

Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match: Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula

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