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The most anticipated squash player, Saurav Ghosal lost the Squash Finals. Saurav Ghosal was the first Indian to enter the finals of Asian Games finals after defeating Malaysia’s Ong Beng Hee thus getting silver for India. He played aside Hee securing, 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 paving his way into the finals at the Yeorumul Squash Courts on Monday. Also Read - I Regret Becoming a Cyclist, All I Now Want is my Old Life Back: Swaran Singh
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Saurav Ghosal: 6 things to know about the Asian Games 2014 squash silver medalist
Round of 16
After getting firm in the first round bye, Saurav Ghosal in Round of 16 fought with Jordan’s Alsaraj Ahmad Khaleel Ahmad. Saurav knocked out his opponent by 11-2, 11-4, 11-3 in just 34 minutes thus beating his rival 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 and made this way in to quarters of men’s Singles.
After winning the opening game, Saurav lost against Pakistan’s Nasir Iqbal in the second game. Although that allowed the players to have equal scores after the second game, Saurav rose proved his worth by winning the next two games and finish 3-1. He deafted his rival by 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 and firmed his entry into the semi-finals.
Saurav marked the country’s first silver medal in Asian Games 2014 with his performance in the semi-finals. He defeated his rival Malaysia’s Ong Beng Hee and recorded a major win by scoring 11-9, 11-4, 11-5.
After his storming performances in his previous matches, India was expecting a gold from the squash player. However, Kuwait’s Abdullah Al Muzayen won the 3rd game. Saurav Ghosal led 2-1 Abdullah Al Muzayenof Kuwait.
Saurav Ghosal won the first game 12-10 against Kuwait’s Abdullah Al Muzayen. Ghosal also won the 2nd game 11-2 vs Kuwait’s Abdullah Al Muzayen. However, Abdullah Al Muzayen won the 3rd game 14-12 Saurav Ghosal leading with 2-1.
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