Manika Batra starts CWG 2022 campaign with a bang, beats SA's Mushfiquh Kalam

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Birmingham: Indian table tennis player Manika Batra started her Commonwealth Games campaign with a bang after claiming a victory against South Africa's Mushfiquh Kalam in her country's group match against SA.

She came into the match when India was in lead by 1-0.

Batra dominated her opponent Kalam and won the game 11-5, 11-3, 11-2.

Earlier, the Indian team of Sreeja Akula and Reet Tennison won their tie against South Africa's Laila Edwards and Danisha Jayavant Patel 11-7, 11-7, 11-5. This gave India a 1-0 lead over the Proteas.

The Qualifying Round 2 in Table Tennis will take place from 8:30 PM onwards.

Commonwealth Games started in Birmingham on July 28 and will go on till August 8.


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