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India beats Pak to sweep team gold

The Indian men and women players covered themselves with golden glory by beating Pakistan in both the team finals at the South Asian Games here on Thursday.

With this, the squash competition ended and for all the melancholy that engulfed the Indian camp after the individual competitions where the men had finished with just two bronze, medals vanished as things turned around for an historic finish. For the first time in the SAG, India was able to win the honours in both the men s and women s sections. In all, India finished with three gold medals overall out of the four at stake. The man in focus on Wednesday was undoubtedly Saurav Ghosal, who had to do the star act and the highly rated player showed his ability in no uncertain terms in sweeping aside Nasir Iqbal s challenge in three straight games. After the fall in the individual event, Saurav was doubly careful that a repeat should not come about. Playing with great control over his drives and volleys, the Indian had the Pakistan opponent in knots before long.
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