Glasgow: Parupalli Kashyap stood just a win away from winning a historic gold while 2010 champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, too, were on course to defend their title, but young PV Sindhu suffered a heartbreaking loss in CWG badminton on Saturday.
Parupalli Kashyap celebrates his win over Rajiv Ouseph in semis. Pic/PTI
World No 22 Kashyap bounced back from a game down to edge out World No 26 Rajiv Ouseph 18-21 21-17 21-18. Jwala and Ashwini too notched up an easy 21-7 21-12 win over Lai Pei Jing and Loo Yin Lim in doubles semi-finals.
Sindhu wins bronze
However, Sindhu beat Jing Yi Tee 23-21, 21-9 to win bronze after going down fighting to Michelle Li 22-20 22-20 in the semis earlier.
Parupalli Kashyap slammed the umpires for making wrong line calls during his semis clash. Kashyap said: "Some of the line calls in the match were simply ridiculous. One (towards the end of the third game) was in and the replays clearly showed that. But the line umpire said it was out. It was ridiculous. I don't know why they wanted England to win."