India defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in their first match in the women’s table tennis competition at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
India’s Manika Batra gave the country the lead with an easy 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 win over Erandi Warusawithana in the first singles.
Sutirtha Mukherjee doubled the lead with a 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 verdict over Ishara Badu in the second singles.
Sutirtha then teamed up with Pooja Sahasrabudhe to beat Badu and Hansani Kapugeekiyana in the doubles to seal victory.
Meanwhile, lowly Wales defeated India 2-3 on the first day of the women’s hockey competition at the Commonwealth Games.