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Indian women paddlers beat Sri Lanka 3-0

October 04, 2010 11:49 IST

Indian women paddlers started their campaign in the Commonwealth Games on a resounding note by blanking Sri Lanka 3-0 in Group D team competition at the Yamuna Sports complex on Monday.

Mouma Das started the host country's domination as she thrashed Ishara Madurangi Darshika 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 before Shamini Kumareshan put India 2-0 in front by outclassing Nuwani Navodya 11-9, 11-9, 11-7.

Reigning national champion Poulomi Ghatak sealed the issue by getting the better of Kavindi Rukmali 11-8, 11-8, 11-7.

The Indian eves, seeded second, have New Zealand and Ghana as their other opponents in the group and are set to take on the Kiwis, who are capable of putting up a better show than the Lankans, later in the day.

A total of 21 medals, including seven gold medals, are up for grabs in table tennis.

Meanwhile, Australian women paddlers also started on a great note by beating Wales 3-0.

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