Led by Koneru Humpy, the Indian women’s team had an easy 3.5-0.5 victory over Turkey and climbed up to fourth spot after the end of the second round of the World Women Team Chess Championship.
China came back strongly from a near-shocking start to beat South Africa 4-0, while Russia recorded a 3-1 victory against Ukraine.
China and Russia now share the lead with Georgian eves, who scored a minimal 2.5-1.5 victory over Armenia.
With seven rounds still to go in the 10-team round-robin event, China, Russia and Georgia have four match points, while India now stands fourth on three match points.
Not far behind is Armenia and Vietnam with two points in their kitty, while Ukraine is now seventh with just one point that it secured against India in the opener.
Turkey, Greece and South Africa share the last spot, yet to open their match point account.
South Africa, in fact, are yet to open their score on any boards.