Birmingham [UK]: Indian men’s table tennis team demolished Singapore 3-0 in the Commonwealth Games 2022 here on Friday.
The doubles team of Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat Singapore’s Shao Feng Ethan Poh and Clarence Chew Zhe Yu 11-5, 11-5 to give India a 1-0 lead. The experienced Sharath Kamal exhibited his experience and swift moves to defeat Pang Yew En Koen in the second match of the clash between India and Singapore.
Trailing by a big margin Kamal pulled off a comeback win in his first game 11-8 against Singapore’s Pang Yew En Koen. In the second game of the match, Kamal again pulled a comeback win to take a 2-0 lead against Pang Yew En Koen. He won the two games 11-8, 11-9.
In the third game, Kamal performed a stunning performance as he defeated Pang Yew En Koen 11-8, 11-9 11-9 in the first men’s singles match and led India to a 2-0 lead in the tie.
In the next tie, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran registered a dominating win over Clarence Chew Zhe Yu.
The Indian paddler raced to an 11-7 win in his first game against Clarence Chew. In the second game, Gnanasekaran registered an 11-5 score over Clarence Chew Zhe Yu.
Gnanasekaran defeated Clarence Chew Zhe Yu 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 in the second men’s singles. The wins helped India seal the tie by a 3-0 scoreline.
With the dominating win over Singapore India booked their place in the quarter-finals.