GOLD COAST, April 13: Manika Batra and Mouma Das fought hard before going down against defending champions Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu to settle for a silver medal in the women�s doubles, a first ever for India in the Commonwealth Games.
Batra, who had led India to a historic triumph in team championship, could not do the same alongside Das today. Tianwei and Mengyu came well prepared to counter Batra�s variations with the pimpled rubber and cruised to a 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 victory. A silver nonetheless was a remarkable result for the Indian team which could not make the final in the past four Games. � PTI