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Australia's Brown and Pilley stay unbeaten in Mixed Doubles Triumph

Top seeds Kasey Brown (AUS) and Cameron Pilley (AUS) remained unbeaten throughout their five matches to clinch the Gold as the Mixed Doubles tournament concluded at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Wednesday.

The Australian pair came back from being one game down, defeating Joelle King (NZL) and Martin Knight (NZL) in a marathon final lasting 1 hour, 37 minutes.

The Kiwi duo dominated the first game, winning it 11-8, but the Australians rallied to take the second 11-7. The third saw them maintain the momentum to close it out 11-5.

Earlier, World No. 1 and Commonwealth Singles champion Nicol David (MAS) combined with partner Ong Beng Hee (MAS) to take the Bronze by beating Donna Urquhart (AUS) and David Palmer (AUS) 11-9, 11-6.

Second seeds Jenny Duncalf and James Willstrop (ENG) suffered a surprising 9-11, 5-11 loss in the preliminaries to the Silver medallists Knight and King.

The defeat allowed the Kiwis to move to the bottom half of the draw while the English duo were pitched into a quarterfinal battle with Brown and Pilley.

The Australian pair won the tight contest 11-7, 7-11, 11-8 to advance to the final and claim the Gold medal.

 

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