Mahoor Shahzad and Ghazala Siddique lost match-decider women’s doubles event against Australia as Pakistan suffered back-to-back defeats in mixed team group play stage in Commonwealth Games 2022.
Mahoor and Ghazala were outclassed by the Australian duo of Kaitlyn EA and Angela YU 2-0. In a one-sided contest, the Aussies won first set by 21-11 followed by a convincing victory by 21-6 in the second set. After losing against India the other day, Pakistan once again suffered a setback as Murad Ali and Ghazala Siddique were defeated at the hands of Australian duo Jack and Kaitlyn.
2-0 loss in mixed doubles put the Green Shirts under pressure.
However, Mohammad Irfan Saeed and Mahoor Shahzad won their matches in men’s singles and women’s singles respectively to help Pakistan take a 2-1 lead over the opponents.
Irfan beat Jacob Schueler 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) whereas Mahoor outplayed Tiffany Ho 2-0 (21-19, 21-18).
But, Australia were strong enough to take an upper hand on Pakistan in doubles events.
Tran Hoang Phan and Jack beat Murad and Irfan 2-0 in men’s doubles followed by Mahoor and Ghazala losing against Kaitlyn and Angela 2-0.
Pakistan will now play against Sri Lanka in their last qualifying match of mixed teams event on July 31