Team England's Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford successfully defended their Commonwealth men's doubles title on the penultimate day of Table Tennis action at the NEC.

The highly-decorated duo edged a 3-2 comeback victory over India's Sharath Kamal Achanta and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in a replay of the Gold Coast 2018 final.

Drinkhall and Pitchford fell behind in game one but took the next two before their opponents - who won men's team gold at Birmingham 2022 last Tuesday - took the match to a decider.

Pitchford admitted he felt relieved following the win, saying: "Just relief. It was a really tough match. We played an unbelievable last set.

"Honestly. Probably the best doubles we played when we needed it. That's what great doubles players do - and we did it.

"It feels unbelievable to be at home. This feels better than Gold Coast for me."

While Drinkhall was delighted with the support from the crowd, adding: "Very happy. It's brilliant.

"We played a great game there and the crowd really helped us through it."

It feels unbelievable to be at home. This feels better than Gold Coast for me
Liam Pitchford

Clarence Chew and Poh Shao Feng Ethan of Singapore took the bronze medal with a 3-1 victory over Australia's Nicholas Lum and Luu Finn.

Singapore's Jian Zeng got the better of team-mate Tianwei Feng to win gold in the women's singles gold medal match.

Zeng took a 3-0 lead before Feng hit back to level the match at 3-3.

With momentum on her side, she then took the final set 11-5 to clinch gold.

Australia's Yangzi Liu won bronze with a 4-3 win over India's Sreeja Akula. 

Wales' Joshua Stacey claimed gold in the men's singles classes 8-10.

Stacey battled through a thrilling five-set contest against Australia's Lin Ma, winning the final set 11-5 to seal a 3-2 victory.

"We've played five times: he'd won three and I had won two," Stacey said. "But I had beaten him the last time we played, so I felt that I had a really good chance of beating him here.

"I enjoy playing on the show court – I feel comfortable there."

England's Ross Wilson took bronze with a 3-2 win over Tajudeen Agunbiade.

India's five-time Commonwealth champion Sharath Kamal added mixed doubles gold to his tally as the Gold Coast 2018 semi-finalist clinched the title alongside Sreeja Akula on Sunday evening.

The duo recorded a 3-1 victory over Malaysia's Choong Javen and Lyne Karen.

Singapore's Clarence Chew and Zeng Jian sealed the final spot on the podium with a 3-1 win over Nicholas Lum and Minhyung Jee of Australia.