As it happened, India at Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 10: Historic triple jump 1-2, three golds in boxing, and a cricket silver

Re-live all the action on Day 10 at the Commonwealth Games 2022 as India extended their medal tally to 55!

By Prathamesh Palshikar
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The curtains are drawn on a magnificent day for India at the Commonwealth Games 2022. It was a Super Sunday as the country won 15 medals in six disciplines. Triple jumpers Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker created history with India’s first CWG 1-2 in athletics while Sandeep Kumar (10km race walk) and Annu Rani (javelin throw) won a bronze each. 

It was a successful day for boxing as well with world champion Nikhat Zareen, Amit Panghal and Nitu Ghanghas all securing gold medals. Sagar Ahlawat collected a silver. The Indian women's cricket settled for a silver too while the women’s hockey team emerged on top in the shoot-out against New Zealand to win the bronze.

Sharath Kamal led India's table tennis charge today. He advanced to the men’s singles gold medal match, won the silver alongside G Sathiyan in the men’s doubles and created history with Sreeja Akula by winning the country’s first table tennis mixed doubles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. G Sathiyan, however, failed to win his semi-final and will play for bronze tomorrow. Ace Indian squash pair of Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik successfully delivered bronze in mixed doubles. 

Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles as well as Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand in women’s doubles secured the bronze in badminton. Meanwhile, PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen along with the Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty pair made it to the gold medal final.

We will be back on Monday with our live blog to cover all the Indian players' quests in the medal matches on the final day at Birmingham 2022.

Athletics: DP Manu and Rohit Yadav finish fifth and sixth in men's javelin throw final

The men's javelin throw final at the Commonwealth Games 2022 featured DP Manu and Rohit Yadav who finished fifth and sixth respectively. DP Manu made a best throw of 82.28m while Rohit Yadav managed to throw the spear 82.22m in the final.

Manu and Yadav were the gold and silver medallists at the National Inter-State Meet 2022. Neeraj Chopra, Tokyo 2020 gold medallist, was ruled out before the games began due to an injury.

Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem won the gold medal with a whooping 90.18m throw that broke the Commonwealth Games record. Anderson Peters won the silver medal while Julius Yego won the bronze medal.

Boxing: Sagar defeated in gold medal match, collects silver medal

Indian pugilist Sagar suffered a 5:0 defeat on points in the men's super heavyweight gold medal bout. The 23-year-old edged ahead in the first round of the bout, however, his opponent Delicious Orie came win to score higher in the next two rounds and win the bout.

The defeat meant that Sagar bagged the silver medal in the category at the Commonwealth Games 2022, India's 55th medal overall in this edition. It was also a maiden CWG medal for Sagar.

Result: Sagar lost 5:0 on points against Delicious Orie in the men's super heavyweight gold medal bout. Sagar won the silver medal at Birmingham 2022.

Athletics: India finish seventh in men's 4x400m relay final

The Indian men's 4x400m relay team, headlined by Muhammed Anas Yahiya, were clocked at 3:05.51 in the final and finished seventh at Birmingham 2022. Earlier in the heats on Friday, they had finished sixth overall with a time of 3:06.97.

Trinidad and Tobago won the gold medal in men's 4x400m relay while Botswana and Kenya won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Badminton: Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand victorious in women's doubles bronze medal match

Indian shuttlers Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand concluded their maiden Commonwealth Games campaign with a victory in the women's doubles bronze medal match. The duo won 21-15, 21-18 against Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen and Gronya Somerville of Australia, ensuring a first CWG medal for the Indian pair.

Jolly and Gopichand were dominant in the women's doubles round of 16 and quarter-final matches. In the semi-final, they suffered defeat in consecutive games against the 11th-ranked pair of Tan Pearly and Muralitharan Thinaah.

Result: Treesa Jolly / Gayatri Gopichand beat Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen / Gronya Somerville in the women's doubles bronze medal match.

Table tennis: Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula win gold medal in mixed doubles

Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula produced a commanding performance in the mixed doubles gold medal match. The Indian pair won 11-4, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6 against Malaysian opposition to earn the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. This is India's second gold medal in table tennis at Birmingham, following the gold won by the men's team. It is the first medal for Sreeja Akula at the CWG.

Earlier in the day, Sharath Kamal won the silver medal in the men's doubles category and also progressed to the men's singles gold medal match. Sreeja Akula, meanwhile, lost in the women's singles bronze medal match.

Result: Sharath Kamal / Sreeja Akula win 3-1 against Javen Choong / Karen Lyne in the mixed doubles gold medal match.

Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula at CWG 2022.
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Cricket: India get the silver medal after defeat to Australia in gold medal match

The Indian women's cricket team suffered a nine-run defeat against Australia in the gold medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2022. As a result, India bagged the silver medal in the maiden women's T20 event in CWG history. Australia, meanwhile, maintained their reputation as a title-winner juggernaut by winning the gold medal at these games.

Australia batted first and posted 161 runs on the board thanks to Beth Mooney's fifty and a cameo from Meg Lanning. India lost early wickets in the run chase but looked in control of the match while Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues were at the crease. The Indian captain scored a half-century today. However, the wickets of Harmanpreet and Jemimah started a landslide for India which eventually ended in them getting bowled out and falling short of the target.

Result: Australia beat India by nine runs in the gold medal final. The Indian women's cricket team win the silver medal at CWG 2022.

Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth wins men's singles bronze medal match

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth won 21-15, 21-18 against Jia Heng Teh in the men's singles bronze medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The bronze medal won today is his second medal in this category at the CWG. Srikanth lost to Tze Yong NG earlier in the day in the semi-final and was unable to make it an all-Indian men's singles final considering Lakshya Sen's semi-final victory.

Srikanth has also won multiple medals at the South Asian Games and BWF World Championships. He is currently ranked 13th in the world in men's singles.

Result: Kidambi Srikanth beat Jia Heng Teh 2-0 in the men's singles bronze medal match.

Kidambi Srikanth in action in the men's singles bronze medal match.
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Cricket: India 93/2 after 12 overs in gold medal match

Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur have so far stitched together a 71-run partnership in 9.2 overs after Australia picked the early wickets of Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma in India's run chase. Jemimah is currently unbeaten with a steady 25-ball 23 while Harmanpreet Kaur is only one run shy of her half-century.

India still need 69 runs from 48 balls in the gold medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Taniyaa Bhatia, meanwhile, has been replaced in the Indian lineup by Yastika Bhatia after the former suffered from concussion against Australia.

Table tennis: G Sathiyan defeated in the semi-final, will play bronze medal match

India's top-ranked men's singles paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lost to Liam Pitchford of England in the semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 4-1 defeat meant he couldn't make the final, instead, he will play in the bronze medal match against Paul Drinkhall tomorrow at 3:35 PM IST.

Sathiyan won only the second game in the semi-final but was competitive in the rest of the games too. Earlier in the day, the 29-year-old won the silver medal in the men's doubles category.

Result: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran defeated 4-1 by Liam Pitchford in the men's singles semi-final.

Squash: Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik win the mixed doubles bronze medal match

Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik added another medal to their collection in mixed doubles after they won the bronze medal match at Birmingham 2022. The Indian pair beat Gold Coast 2018 gold medallists Cameron Pilley and Donna Lobban 11-8, 11-4 to seal the bronze medal. This is a second-consecutive Commonwealth Games medal for the Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik in this category.

The Ghosal and Pallikal duo won the gold medal earlier in the year at the World Squash Doubles Championships in the mixed doubles category.

Result: Saurav Ghosal / Dipika Pallikal Karthik won 2-0 against Cameron Pilley / Donna Lobban in the mixed doubles bronze medal match.

Cricket: Australia set India target of 162 in gold medal match

The Australian women's cricket team scored 161 runs in their allotted 20 overs after electing to bat in the gold medal match. Beth Mooney scored a gutsy half-century (61 runs off 41 balls) while Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner and Rachael Haynes played a part useful cameos to help Australia set a competitive total.

Renuka Thakur was once again India's best bowler of the match, taking two wickets in her four overs. Sneh Rana also took a couple of wickets but was expensive with the ball. Pooja Vastrakar and Harmanpreet Kaur also failed to cause any trouble to the Australian batters.

India need to chase down 162 runs in 20 overs to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Beth Mooney scored a half-century for Australia in the gold medal match.
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Table tennis: Sharath Kamal advances to men's singles final

India's veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal won 4-2 against Paul Drinkhall from England in a competitive men's singles semi-final match at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The victory sealed Sharath's place in the final and guarantees him atleast a silver medal.

Sharath Kamal took an early 2-0 lead in the match after which Drinkhall pulled the lead back by one. However, the Indian paddler won two of the next three games to take the win. Sharath will play in the gold medal match on August 8 2022 at 4:25 PM IST.

Result: Sharath Kamal beat Paul Drinkhall 4-2 in the men's singles semi-final and progressed into the final.

Cricket: Australia breach 100-run mark after 13 overs in gold medal match

The Australian women's cricket team were watchful in the powerplay but Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning started taking charge of the final against India in the middle overs. Meg Lanning scored 36 runs off 26 balls before she was run out by Radha Yadav in the 11th over. Tahlia McGrath was also dismissed in the next over.

However, Beth Mooney is still going strong, not out at 46 while she is joined at the crease by Ashleigh Gardner. Earlier in the innings, Renuka Thakur got the early wicket of Alyssa Healy.

Cricket: Tahlia McGrath tested positive for COVID-19 before gold medal match, allowed to play

Tahlia McGrath, Australian women's cricket team all-rounder, tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms of the same.

She has however been allowed to play in the final, as per CWG Australia's statement, after consultation with the health experts and match officials but will have to keep distance from her teammates on and off the field.

ICYMI: Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker made history with their 1-2 finish in the men's triple jump final

Cricket: Australia 43/1 after the powerplay in gold medal match

Renuka Thakur was in the heart of the action once again after Australia won the toss to bat first against India in the gold medal match. Thakur got rid of Alyssa Healy in the third over of the powerplay. Healy has previously been a nemesis for India in important matches.

However, Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney survived the initial pressure from Renuka Thakur and Meghna Singh. At the end of the powerplay, Meg Lanning is not out with 18 runs along with Beth Mooney, who is not out on 16 runs.

India dismissed Alyssa Healy early in the gold medal match.
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Cricket: India vs Australia, T20 gold medal match - toss and playing XI

The Australian captain Meg Lanning won the toss and elected to bat first. Both India and Australia play an unchanged XI for the gold medal match.

India XI: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Deepti Sharma, Taniyaa Bhatia (wicketkeeper), Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Pooja Vastrakar.

Australia XI: Alyssa Healy (wicketkeeper), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (captain), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown.

Table tennis: Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan win silver in men's doubles

Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran were involved in an enthralling match for the men's doubles gold medal against Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford. The Indian pair fell just short of clinching gold as they were defeated 3-2 by the Englishmen. Sharath and Sathiyan were in the lead after the first game but the English duo turned it over. The Indian pair managed to level up after game 4 only to lose the final game.

However, Sharath and Sathiyan were awarded the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022, which was the least assured colour after their semi-final victory.

Result: Sharath Kamal / Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lost 3-2 against Paul Drinkhall / Liam Pitchford in the men's doubles gold medal match. Sharath and Sathiyan won the silver medal.

Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan receive their silver medals at CWG 2022.
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"It was a great match; they certainly are a really strong pair. It is one of the best doubles matches in the Games and it was unfortunate that we could not get the gold medal this time." - G Sathiyan

Cricket: India take on Australia in the women's gold medal match

The Indian women's cricket team go up against Australia in the maiden women's cricket gold medal match in Commonwealth Games history. India beat England in the semi-final thanks to Smriti Mandhana's swashbuckling knock while Tahlia McGrath produced an all-round performance in the semi-final to enable Australia defeat their neighbours New Zealand.

The Indian team lost against Australia in their opening match at Birmingham 2022, but came back strongly with consecutive wins against Pakistan and Barbados. The Australian women's cricket team famously triumphed over India in the ICC Women's World T20 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2020.

The women's cricket gold medal match will begin tonight at 9:30 PM IST.

Boxing: Nikhat Zareen wins gold in women's light flyweight category

Nikhat Zareen was dominant in her final bout and defeated Carly Mc Naul of Northern Ireland 5:0 on points to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the women's light flyweight category. She got a perfect score in all three rounds of the final. She also won unanimously in the previous rounds at these games. India now extend their medal tally to 48 at Birmingham 2022.

The gold medal is Zareen's first medal at the CWG and her second major gold of the year. The 26-year-old had also previously won a bronze medal at the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in 2019.

"It feels great to be a Commonwealth champion, especially after becoming a world champion earlier this year. It feels good to win another gold medal for my country," said an elated Nikhat Zareen.

Result: Nikhat Zareen beat Carly Mc Naul 5:0 on points in the women's light flyweight final to win the gold medal.

Nikhat Zareen 'shines' with her gold medal at CWG 2022.
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Badminton: Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty make men's doubles final, women's doubles pair beaten in semis

Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, the world no. 7 men's doubles pair, won 21-6, 21-15 against Malaysian opposition to progress into the final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The pair at assured atleast a silver medal at these games. Satwik and Chirag will take the court in the gold medal match on August 8 2022 at 3:50 PM IST.

The youthful women's doubles pair of Tressa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand were beaten in straight games in the semi-final by 11th-ranked pair Koong Le Pearly Tan and Muralitharan Thinaah. The Indian duo had won convincingly in the previous two rounds at Birmingham 2022. However, Jolly and Gopichand will have an opportunity to end their campaign in style by winning the bronze medal tonight at 12:00 AM IST (August 8).

Result: Treesa Jolly / Gayatri Gopichand lost 2-0 against Koong Le Pearly Tan / Muralitharan Thinaah in the women's doubles semi-final.

Boxing: Nikhat Zareen and Sagar set to fight gold medal bouts

Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen, a gold medallist at the 2022 IBA Women's World Boxing Championships, will go up against Carly Mc Naul in the women's light flyweight final. Zareen convincingly won her quarter-final and semi-final bouts and is assured atleast a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 26-year-old will be in action tonight at 7:00 PM IST.

Sagar too will fight for gold tonight in the men's super heavyweight final against England's Delicious Orie at the National Exhibition Centre. Sagar is also assured of atleast a silver medal which would be his first at the CWG. He will fight tonight at 1:15 AM IST (August 8).

Athletics: India finish seventh in women's 4x100m relay final

The Indian women's 4x100m relay team, headlined by Dutee Chand and Hima Das, were clocked at 43.81s in the final and as a result finished seventh at Birmingham 2022. The also finished at the same position in round 1 of the event.

Nigeria won the gold medal in the final while England and Jamaica won the silver and gold medal respectively.

Dutee Chand in action at the CWG 2022.
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Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth beaten in men's singles semi-final

Kidambi Srikanth, the current world no. 13, suffered a 21-13, 19-21, 10-21 defeat against 42nd-ranked Tze Yong NG in the men's singles semi-final at Birmingham 2022. The 29-year-old was dominant in the first game but was upstaged in the next two games by the Malaysian opponent.

Srikanth will go up against Jia Heng Teh, who lost to Lakshya Sen in the semi-final, in the men's singles bronze medal match tonight at 11:10 PM IST.

Result: Kidambi Srikanth lost 2-1 against Tze Yong NG in the men's singles semi-final.

Table tennis: Sreeja Akula defeated in women's singles bronze medal match

Indian paddler Sreeja Akula lost a closely-fought encounter against Yangzi Liu of Australia in the women's singles bronze medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Sreeja won the first game after which the Aussie took charge and never allowed the Indian player the lead in the match.

The 4-3 defeat means she finishes the women's singles category ranked fourth in this edition of the CWG. However, the 24-year-old is assured of atleast a silver medal in the mixed doubles category and she will fight for gold tonight with Sharath Kamal at 12:15 AM IST (August 8).

Result: Sreeja Akula beaten 4-3 by Yangzi Liu in the women's singles bronze medal match.

Athletics: Annu Rani wins bronze medal in women's javelin throw

Annu Rani won her first medal at the Commonwealth Games, a bronze, in the women's javelin throw final at Birmingham 2022. She managed a best throw of 60.00m in her fourth attempt at the final. The 29-year-old also won the bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games. Annu also holds the national record throw of 63.82m, achieved at the Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition 2022.

Shilpa Rani, however, could only manage a best throw of 54.62m in the final and ended up finishing seventh.

Badminton: Lakshya Sen makes men's singles final

Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen won 21-10, 18-21, 21-16 in the men's singles semi-final against Jia Heng Teh. The victory against the Singaporean confirmed Lakshya's progress into the final and ensures him of atleast a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

The 20-year-old could will take the court against Tze Yong NG in the men's singles gold medal match on August 8 2022 at 2:10 PM IST.

Result: Lakshya Sen beat Jia Heng Teh in the men's singles semi-final and progressed to the gold medal match.

Lakshya Sen advances to the gold medal match at CWG 2022.
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Athletics: Sandeep Kumar wins bronze medal in men's 10km race walk final

Sandeep Kumar finished third with a time of 38:49.21 in the men's 10km race walk final to win the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The time was also his personal best in the 10km race walk. The bronze medal won today is also his first in the CWG.

Sandeep Kumar currently holds the national record in the 20km and 50km race walk events. Amit, meanwhile, finished ninth in the final with a time of 43:04.97, his best this season.

Athletics: Gold and silver medal for India in men's triple jump final

Indian men's triple jump athletes Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker won the gold and silver medals respectively in the final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Paul finished first with a best jump of 17.03m while Aboobacker finished second with a 17.02m best jump.

This is the first gold-silver for India in this men's triple jump at the Commonwealth Games. Meanwhile, Praveen Chithravel finished just 0.04m shy of a bronze medal spot in the final.

"I came here to record a personal best and I did that, and it automatically earned me gold," said Eldhose Paul after his historic achievement.

"Everyone was determined to win the semi-final" - Harmanpreet Kaur on India's victory against England at CWG 2022

Athletics: Two Indians in podium places after three rounds in men's triple jump final

Eldhose Paul and Praveen Chithravel currently occupy the gold and bronze medal spots in the men's triple jump final at Birmingham 2022. Paul has a best jump of 17.03m and Chithravel has a 16.89m best jump after the first three rounds in the final.

Abdulla Aboobacker is fourth after three rounds with a best jump of 16.71m. There are three more rounds to go in the final.

Boxing: Nitu Ghanghas and Amit Panghal win gold medals

Indian pugilist Nitu Ghanghas won 5:0 on points against Demie-Jade Resztan of England in the women's minimumweight final bout. The victory confirmed a gold medal for the 21-year-old at Birmingham 2022. This is Nitu's first CWG medal and she is also a two-time world youth champion.

Amit Panghal too won the gold medal in the men's flyweight final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. He beat Kiaran Macdonald 5:0 on points to win his second CWG medal, a first gold at these games. Panghal also won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games.

Results: Nitu Ghanghas beat Demie-Jade Resztan 5:0 on points in the women's minimumweight final bout to win the gold medal. Amit Panghal won 5:0 on points against Kiaran Macdonald in the men's flyweight final bout to win the gold medal.

Amit Panghal added the Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medal to his tally.
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Hockey: Indian women's hockey team wins the bronze medal

India defeat New Zealand 2-1 in the penalty shoot-out of the women's hockey bronze medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Navneet Kaur and Sonika scored for the Women in Blue in the shoot-out while Savita also made a couples of saves to deny to Kiwi players.

Salima Tete scored the goal for India in the first half while Olivia Merry scored for the New Zealand women's hockey team. The bronze medal is India's first in women's hockey at the CWG after 2006.

Result: India win the penalty shoot-out against New Zealand in the bronze medal match. The score was 1-1 after full-time.

“I feel great. This match was very tough for us and both teams made a good effort. We knew it wouldn't be easy, so before we came, we worked every minute and every second." - Savita

Badminton: PV Sindhu advances to women's singles final

The Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist, PV Sindhu, beat Jia Min Yeo of Singapore in the women's singles semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Sindhu sealed a 21-19, 21-16 victory to make it to the final and is assured of atleast a silver medal in this category.

The 27-year-old Indian player will take the court in the gold medal match on August 8 2022 at 1:20 PM IST where she will face Canada's Michelle Li. Sindhu has a 8-2 win record against the 13th-ranked Canadian shuttler.

Result: PV Sindhu won 2-0 against Jia Min Yeo in the women's singles semi-final to progress into the final.

PV Sindhu advances to the women's singles gold medal match.
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Hockey: Women's bronze medal match to be settled on penalties

New Zealand scored in the last minute of the second half to take the women's hockey bronze medal match into penalties. The captain Olivia Merry netted the equalizer from the penalty spot to make it 1-1. The Kiwi side were pressing for the equalizer throughout the second half.

Earlier in the match, India took the lead in the first half after a 29th-minute goal from Salima Tete. India were the better team in the first half but failed to convert their chances.

Athletics: Javelin throw and relay races on the agenda

Indian athletes Annu Rani, an asian Games bronze medallist, and Shilpa Rani are set to feature in the women's javelin throw final at 4:05 PM IST. Annu Rani holds the national record with her 63.82m throw at the Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition in 2022. Meanwhile, Shilpa Rani's personal best throw of the spear is 59.01m.

Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Srabani Nanda and Jyothi Yarraji will take the track in the women's 4x100m relay today at 5:24 PM IST. They finished seventh in round 1 to qualify for the final with a time of 44.45s.

The men's javelin throw final is the penultimate medal event in athletics for India at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Neeraj Chopra will not be in action, however, DP Manu, the gold medallist at the national inter-state meet 2022, and Rohit Yadav will be in the spotlight. The final is scheduled tonight at 12:10 AM IST (August 8).

Muhammad Anas Yahiya and co. will look to take the charge of the men's 4x400m final. India finished sixth in round 1 with a time of 3:06.97. The final will start tonight at 1:00 AM IST (August 8).

Hockey: India lead 1-0 against New Zealand at half-time in the women's bronze medal match

The Indian women's hockey team midfielder Salima Tete scored at the penultimate minute of the first half and gave the team a 1-0 lead over New Zealand in the bronze medal match at Commonwealth Games 2022.

Salima also had a chance early on in the match but failed to convert her chance. Neha and Navneet Kaur too came close to finding the back of the net in the first half. India have edged ball possession in the women's bronze medal match and made 10 attack circle penetrations.

Table tennis: Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan and Sreeja Akula in the spotlight today

Sharath Kamal, a multiple medal-winner at the Commonwealth Games, will once again be at the heart of the action in table tennis at Birmingham 2022. The 40-year-old will play for two gold medals today; in men's doubles with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran at 6:15 PM IST and in mixed doubles with Sreeja Akula at 12:15 AM IST (August 8). Sharath will also feature in the men's singles semi-final tonight at 9:50 PM IST.

Indian paddler Sreeja Akula will face 72nd-ranked Yangzi Liu in the women's singles bronze medal match today at 3:35 PM IST. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran will also take centrestage in the men's singles semi-final tonight at 10:40 PM IST against Liam Pitchford, who is ranked 20th in this category.

Hockey: India vs New Zealand women's bronze medal match starting XI

India starting XI: Savita (captain & goalkeeper), Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Udita, Shushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Jyoti, Salima Tete, Sharmila Devi, Neha, Navneet Kaur, Vandana Katariya.

New Zealand starting XI: Grace O' Hanlon (goalkeeper), Stephanie Dickins, Megan Hull, Frances Davies, Aniwaka Haumaha, Tarryn Davey, Tessa Jopp, Katie Doar, Olivia Merry (captain), Olivia Shannon, Hope Ralph.

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat completed a hat-trick of gold medals at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday

"My last year hasn’t been that great. After so much hard training and doubting myself, this is very important to me." - Vinesh Phogat

Women's hockey bronze medal match to kickoff action, badminton, athletics and boxing to follow

India go up against New Zealand in the women's hockey bronze medal match today at 1:30 PM IST. The Indian women's hockey team lost the semi-final on penalties to Australia while the Kiwis also suffered a shoot-out defeat against England in their semi-final. The last medal at the Commonwealth games for India in women's hockey came in 2006.

Ace badminton player PV Sindhu will be in the spotlight as she goes against Jia Min Yeo in the women's singles semi-final today at 2:20 PM IST. Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth will take the court against Jia Heng Teh and Tze Yong NG respectively in the men's singles semi-final at 3:10 PM IST.

Abdulla Aboobacker, Eldhose Paul and Praveen Chithravel will be in action for the men's triple jump final at 2:45 PM IST. Meanwhile, Amit and Sandeep Kumar are set to take the track in the men's 10km race walk final at 3:50 PM IST.

Two boxing gold medal bouts are scheduled in the morning session, starting from 3:00 PM IST. Nitu Ghanghas goes up against Demie-Jade Resztan in the women's minimumweight category and Amit Panghal will fight Kiaran MacDonald in the men's flyweight category.

The Indian women's hockey team will play the bronze medal match today.
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Hello and welcome to Olympics.com’s live coverage of the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games 2022! India have a chance to significantly increase their medal tally today.

The Indian women’s cricket team plays Australia in the final while six finals are scheduled in athletics, including the javelin throw. The women’s hockey team will take the field against New Zealand in the bronze medal match. Boxers Amit Panghal, Nitu Ghanghas, Nikhat Zareen and Sagar will all fight in gold medal bouts. 

Ace table tennis player Sharath Kamal will feature in two finals, mixed doubles with Sreeja Akula and men’s doubles with G Sathiyan. Sreeja Akula will also play the bronze medal match in women’s singles while Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan gear up for their men’s singles semi-finals.

The badminton contingent will also play semi-finals today. PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen will take the court in the singles, joined by the men’s and women’s doubles pairs. The mixed doubles squash pair of Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik will play in the bronze medal match.

Follow our live coverage as we track the progress of Indian athletes at Birmingham 2022 throughout the day.

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