The win is over
Indian women disappoint on Commonwealth Games debut In cricket, Australia was tied for victory. India, who were heading towards victory at one stage, lost the game in the last overs. The Aussies won by three wickets.
Score: India 8–154, Aussies 7–157 (19)
Chasing India’s target of 155, the Aussies were 5-49 at one stage. However, Ash Le Gardner, who remained unbeaten with 52 runs off 35 balls, dashed Indian hopes. Grace Harris, who scored 37 runs off 20 balls, also shone. India got off to a good start with Renuka Singh’s brilliant bowling performance. Renuka dismissed big batsmen Alyssa Healy (0), Beth Mooney (10), captain Meg Lanning (8) and Tahila McGrath (14). They gave away only 18 runs in four overs and achieved four wickets. However, the other bowlers disappointed. Deepti Sharma who took two wickets provided support.
Indian bowlers conceded 38 runs in the last three overs. Gardner was punished. There were nine fours in that innings.
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur (52 off 34 balls) shone for India who won the toss and batted first. He hit one six and eight fours. Openers Shefali Verma (48 off 33 balls) and Smriti Mandana (24 off 17 balls) got off to a good start. However, the run rate dropped in the middle overs. Jess Jonassen, who took four wickets, was the best for the Aussies. India’s next match is against Pakistan tomorrow.
Thapa in Edikoot
India started with Shiva Thapa in Edikoot. Defeated Sulaiman Baloch of Pakistan and advanced to the pre-quarters (5–-0). The 28-year-old’s progress is in the -63.5 kg category. Thapa won without giving any chance to his opponent. He dominated all three rounds. Thapa, the former Asian champion, advanced against the taller Sulaiman through technical excellence. He will face Scotland’s Reese Lynch in the pre-quarters today. The 21-year-old is a world bronze medalist. The match is at 5.15 pm. Muhammad Hussamuddin will compete for India in the 57 kg category today. Apart from Thapa, India also has medal hopes in Amit Pangle and Sangeet.
Women’s Hockey: India beat Ghana
India made a brilliant debut in women’s hockey. Ghana was sunk by five goals. Gurjit Kaur scored a double. Sangeeta Kumari, Salima Tete and Neha were also targeted. Today the second match is against Wales. Canada and England are the other teams in Group A.
Sixth-ranked India did not show any respect to Ghana, which is ranked 36th in the world ranking. But Ghana had the upper hand in terms of fitness. Savita Poonia and her team played with ease, but they falter in the first one.
The men face Ghana in their first match tomorrow.
Chanu in golden hope
India hoping for first gold in Mela through Meerabai Chanu. Chanu will compete in the women’s 49 kg category at 8 p.m. He is the current Olympic silver medalist. In the last Commonwealth Games, he won gold in the 48 kg category.
Brilliant in Badminton
Good start for India in Badminton team event. PV Sindhu and his team destroyed Pakistan 5-0.
In singles, Sindhu defeated Mahoor Shahzad in straight games. Kidambi Srikanth also defeated Murad Ali. India’s victory was also easy in doubles. They will face Sri Lanka in the second match today. There is also a game against Australia.
Disappointment for India on the first day in the pool. Malayali star Sajan Prakash is out in men’s 50m butterfly. He placed eighth in his heats in 25.01 seconds and finished twenty-fourth out of 54. Now Sajan has competition in 200m and 100m. Kushagra Rawat was also eliminated in the 400m freestyle. The only consolation was that Srihari Nataraj made it to the semi-finals after finishing third in the 100m backstroke heats. Today is the semi. Both men and women won in the table tennis team category. All were eliminated in the cycling, triathlon and lawn bowls categories.
India @ Birmingham
Cricket : Lost to Australia by three wickets.
Lawn Bowls: Lost to New Zealand by 6–23.
Table tennis: Women – beat South Africa 3–0; Men – beat Barbados 3–0.
Sekling: Sixth place
swimming: Sajan Prakash out in 50m butterfly; Srihari Nataraj in 100m backstroke semis.
Boxing: Shiva Thapa in pre-quarters in men’s 63 kg.
Badminton: Defeated Pakistan in first match in team event.
Women’s Hockey: Defeated Ghana 5–0.
First gold for Alex
England’s Alex Yee won his first Commonwealth Games gold. The achievement was in the men’s triathlon. The achievement is 50 minutes 34 seconds. Triath-lun consists of five species.
Men’s Marathon : Nirender Rawat – 11.30 pm
Swimming: Kushagra Rawat – 200m Freestyle – 3.06pm Srihari Nataraj – 100m Backstroke
Badminton Team–- 1.30 p.m
Cycling – Day 2.30
Women’s Gymnastics–1.30 p.m
Women’s Hockey: India–Wales- -6.30 pm
Squash – 5 pm
Table Tennis – Day 2
Men’s Weightlifting: 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m
Boxing: Shiv Thapa–Reese Lynch
5.15 pm: Muhammad Hussamuddin
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