BIRMINGHAM: National players Nasir Iqbal and Faiza Zafar starred in the Mixed Double Squash event in the ongoing Commonwealth Games as the duo outclassed their Sri Lankan opponents to keep the medal hopes alive for Pakistan.
Pakistan’s pair of Nasir and Faiza started their mixed double campaign on a high as they outclassed Sri Lanka’s Sinaly Chanithma and Wakeel Shamil 2-0 to march into the next round.
In a one-sided clash, the duo of Nasir and Faiza dominated Sri Lankan opponents for the majority of the match before running with a consolidating victory with the scores of 11-10 and 11-5.
Another Pakistan pair of Tayyab Aslam and Amna Fayyaz, on the other hand, remained unable to follow the footsteps of their fellows as the pair suffered a crushing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Barbados’ mix Best Meagan and Cumberbatch Khamai.
Besides Squash, Pakistan lost to Australia in the Badminton Women’s doubles event as the top pair of Mahoor Shahzad and Ghazala Siddiqui remained clueless against Australian opponents; suffering a crushing 2-0 defeat.