Egypt blanked India 3-0 in the men’s section of the World Team Table Tennis Championships’ Stage 2 of the second division here on Friday.
This means the men’s team, which finished 27th in the last world championship two years ago in Germany, will end up in the 32-36 bracket this time.
In the first rubber, Sharath Kamal rallied to a 2-1 lead over Omar Assar. But, the Egyptian levelled the score and went all out in the fifth for an 11-8, 5-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-6.
Ghosh too began on a wrong note, but managed to stage a comeback by taking the second game against El-Sayed Lashin.
But that was all he could do as the Egyptian No. 2 won 11-9, 9-11, 13-11, 11-5.
With India trailing 2-0 Harmeet Desai played his usual attacking game.
But there was little he could do against Saleh Ahmed who won 11-5, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7.