Achanta Sharath Kamal © Getty Images
Achanta Sharath Kamal (in pic) and Poulomi Ghatak went down by 6-11, 9-11 and 14-16 to the Thai team © Getty Images (File Photo)

Sep 29, 2014

The Indian team of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Poulomi Ghatak Monday knocked out after losing in straight games to a Thailand team in the mixed doubles of the second round table tennis match at the 17th Asian Games here.

Sharath Kamal and Poulomi lost 0-3 (6-11, 9-11, 14-16) to Thai pair Padasak Tanviriyavechakul and Suthasini Sawettabut in 22 minutes to exit the games.

The Thai team took just five minutes to wrap up the first game 11-6.

The rallies got shorter in the second as both teams made unforced errors. The Indian pair came close but not close enough as they went down 9-11 in six minutes.

Required to win the third game to stay in the match, the Indian team gave it their all but the Thai pair won points when it mattered the most and clinched the third games narrowly 16-14 in 11 minutes to dump the Indian team.

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