Manika Batra and Mouma Das went down against defending champions Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu to settle for a silver medal in the women's doubles, a first ever for India at the Commonwealth Games.
Batra, who had led India to a historic triumph in the team championship, could not do the same alongside Das on Friday. Tianwei and Mengyu cruised to an 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 victory.
Prior to the final, India's best showing in women's doubles was in 2010 when Das and Poloumi Ghatak had secured bronze.
In the bronze medal play-off, the Malaysian combine of Ying Ho and Karen Lyne got the better of India's Sutirtha Mukherjee and Pooja Sahasrabudhe 15-13, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7.
On Sunday, India had upset defending champions Singapore 3-1 to win the gold in the table tennis women's team event.