Kolkata: Harinder Pal Sandhu overcame a spirited challenge from Mahesh Mangaonkar to set up a summit clash against India number one Saurav Ghosal for the men’s title in the 60th National Squash Championship.

In a marathon battle lasting 76 minutes, the second seed, Sandhu, kept his cool as he bounced back from being 1-2 down to settle the issue 11-5 8-11 7-11 11-6 11-7 in his favour.

The 24-year-old Sandhu would now look to stop local boy Ghosal’s bid for a seventh title at the senior nationals. In a battle lasting 42 minutes Dixit any chance and wrapped up the issue.

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