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Commonwealth Games 2010: Robertson and Wallwork win

England's Nathan Robertson

Robertson makes badminton finals

England's Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork are in the badminton doubles final after a 19-21 21-13 23-21 win over Chan Peng Soon and Liu Ying Goh.

They will play unseeded Malaysian duo Koo Kien Keat and Chin Eei Hui next.

Three-time English champion Rajiv Ouseph rattled off five successive points late on to beat Indian Parupalli Kashyap 19-21 21-11 21-18 in his semi.

The number two seed will take on world number one Lee Chong Wei for the Commonwealth men's singles title.

Ouseph had recovered from the loss of the opening game by taking the second 21-12 but looked on the brink of being knocked out at 12-16 down in the decider.


The 24-year-old duly rallied though to move 17-16 ahead and silenced a raucous home crowd before pressing home his advantage for victory.

England's Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson's progress to the men's doubles final proved trickier than their 21-10 win in the first game against Chayut Triyachart and Zi Liang Dere Wong suggested.

The Singapore duo struck back in the second but eventually succumbed 21-10 17-21 21-14.

Robertson and Clark will be the underdogs against Malaysian top seeds Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat who cruised past Singapore's Hendri Saputra and Hendra Wijaya 21-11 21-8.

Unlike Robertson, Wallwork could not add a second final to her schedule for Thursday as she and Gabby White were beaten 21-19 21-13 by number one seeds Shinta Mulia Sari and Lei Yao of Singapore.

Scotland's Susan Egelstaff failed to keep pace with India's Sania Newhal as she was undone 21-10 21-17 in their semi-final.

Egelstaff was level at 8-8 in the first game before seeing it swept away from her by the top seed.

She then held a 17-16 lead in the second but the match slipped away as her earlier good work was undermined by a series of mistakes.

Meanwhile Paul Drinkhall and Joanna Parker won England's first-ever table tennis medal at the Commonwealth Games with bronze in the mixed doubles.

The Rotherham couple beat Australia's William Henzell and Miao Miao 11-5 5-11 13-11 11-6 in the third-place play-off.

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