The Indian squash pair of Dipika Pallikal and Harinderpal Singh Sandhu clinched gold in mixed doubles event at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Thursday.
The Indian pair registered a thrilling 11-10,11-10 win against Malaysia’s Azman Binti and Siyafiq Bin Mohd. Kamal in straight games in a contest that lasted just over half an hour.
Dipika and Harinder were cruising at one point in the second game, with a six point lead, but the Malaysian pair pulled back as many consecutive points to make it 10-9 in their favour. But the Indians found their feet again to collect two points to take home the gold medal.
This is India’s 20th gold in this edition of the Asiad and the nation sits fourth in the medal standings with 83 medals in total.
Later in the day Saurav Ghosal will take on Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng in the men’s singles final.
More to follow..