Shuttlers sail towards another sweep

 It was yet another day of Indian dominance in badminton as they remained on course to make a clean sweep in the singles, doubles and mixed pair events at the 12th South Asian Games here on Tuesday.

The Indians won all that came their way without even dropping a game and the famed doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa beat Sri Lanka’s Chandrika De Silva and Nadeesha Gayanthi to ease into the semis.

K Srikanth and HS Prannoy made to the round of four in the men’s singles beating Ahmed Thoif Mohamed of Maldives and Murad Ali of Pakistan respectively.

PV Sindhu, who received a bye to quarters, took just 15 minutes to beat Maldives’ Aishath Afnaan.

India’s Ruthvika Shivani also made it to the last four beating Sri Lanka’s Thilini Hendahewa and Pakistan’s Khizna on her way.

In the men’s doubles Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Atri beat the Pakistan pair of Azeem and Irfan to make the semis.

The other Indian men’s doubles pair of Akshay Dewalkar and Pranav Jerry Chopra made light work of Bangladesh’ Enamul and Parash.

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