As it happened, India at Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 9: Super Sable shines; Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya headline wrestling bonanza

Re-live all the action from Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games 2022 as India won 14 medals on the day!

By Prathamesh Palshikar
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A glorious day for India at the Commonwealth Games 2022 comes to an end. Saturday was a day full of medals, headlined by a historic feat in athletics and a windfall in wrestling. Avinash Sable’s historic silver medal broke the Kenyan podium monopoly in the men’s 3000m steeplechase at the CWG while Priyanka Goswami won silver and created history of her own by winning the first-ever medal by an Indian woman in the 10km race walk.

India won six medals in wrestling on Friday and the success spilled over today. Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian female wrestler to win a hat-trick of golds at the Commonwealth Games. Ravi Dahiya and Naveen, meanwhile, won their first medal at the CWG, coloured gold. Pooja Sihag, Pooja Gehlot and Deepak Nehra - all won bronze.

Lawn bowls continued to make history at Birmingham 2022, thanks to the men’s fours team who won the silver medal. A place in the final was secured for both the men’s hockey and women’s cricket teams after their semi-final victories today. The women’s 4x400m relay team too qualified for the final.

Indian boxers Jaismine Lamboria, Mohammad Hussamuddin and Rohit Tokas ended their campaigns with bronze medals as Nitu Ghanghas, Amit Panghal, Nikhat Zareen and Sagar won their bouts and made the gold medal finals.

In badminton, PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth all progressed to the singles semi-final while Aakarshi Kashyap crashed out in the quarters. The men’s and women’s doubles pairs also made the semi-final berth. 

Manika Batra's tough campaign ended with nothing to show after her loss in the women’s doubles quarter-finals. Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan, however, advanced to the singles semis. Sharath Kamal also reached the mixed doubles final with Sreeja Akula. The squash mixed doubles pair of Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal failed to win their semi-final but will play for the bronze medal tomorrow.

We will be back on Sunday as we follow all the action of Indian athletes at Birmingham 2022 with our live blog.

Boxing: Sagar wins semis bout to advance into the final

In India's final bout of the day, Sagar unanimously beat Ifeanyi Onyekwere of Nigeria in the men's super heavyweight semi-final. The 5:0 win on points assured the 23-year-old atleast a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. He is a two-time gold medallist at the Khelo India University Games.

Sagar beat Maxime Yegnong Njieyo in the round of 16 and defeated Keddy Agnes in the quarter-final. He will fight his gold medal bout on August 8 2022 at 1:15 AM IST.

Result: Sagar won 5:0 on points against Ifeanyi Onyekwere Nigeria in the men's super heavyweight semi-final

"Tried my level best to be at the top spot" - Avinash Sable describes his incredible achievement in men's 3000m steeplechase

Boxing: Rohit Tokas wins bronze medal after semi-final defeat

Indian pugilist Rohit Tokas lost a close fight in the men's welterweight semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022 against Zambia's Stephen Zimba. However, despite the defeat, Tokas won the bronze medal, which was the least assured colour after his quarter-final victory.

Tokas won India's third boxing medal of the day, Jaismine Lamboria and Mohammad Hussamuddin winning the first two.

Result: Rohit Tokas defeated 3:2 on points by Stephen Zimba in the men's welterweight semi-final.

Athletics: Manju Bala finishes 12th in women's hammer throw final, Avinash Sable DNF in men's 5000m final

Indian athlete Manju Bala made a best throw of 60.96m, which came in the third attempt, and finished 12th in the women's hammer throw final. She had qualified for the final with a 59.68m throw on Thursday. Manju Bala was the only Indian player in the final after Sarita Singh, the national record-holder, managed only a best throw of 57.48m in the qualifying round to finish 13th, one spot below the last qualified athlete.

Canada's Camryn Rodgers won the gold medal in the women's hammer throw final with a best throw of 74.08m. Julia Ratcliffe and Jillian Weir won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Meanwhile, Avinash Sable failed to finish in the men's 5000m final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda won the gold medal while the Kenyan duo of Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli and Jacob Krop won the silver and bronze medal respectively. Sable won the historic silver medal in the men's 3000m steeplechase earlier in the day.

Badminton: Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty progress to the men's doubles semi-final

The world no. 7 men's doubles pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won 21-9, 21-11 in the quarter-final against Jacob Schueler and Nathan Tang. This was their second win of the campaign and helped them seal a spot in the men's doubles semi-final at Birmingham 2022.

Satwik and Chirag were a part of the 2022 Thomas Cup-winning team. They will take the court in the semi-final on August 7 2022 at 4:50 PM IST.

Result: Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty beat Jacob Schueler / Nathan Tang 2-0 in the men's doubles quarter-final.

Re-live Avinash Sable's historic silver medal in men's 3000m steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games 2022

Hockey: India win 3-2 against South Africa to advance into the final

The Indian men's hockey team edged out South Africa in a competitive semi-final and won 3-2 to book their spot in the final. India are now assured atleast a silver medal in men's hockey at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The gold medal match will be played on Monday, August 8 2022 at 5:00 PM IST.

Abhishek and Mandeep Singh scored in the first half to give India the lead at the interval. However, South Africa came back strongly at the start of the second half as Ryan Julius scored from a penalty corner within the first three minutes.

After an intense third and fourth quarter, Jugraj Singh scored in the 58th minute of the match to restore India's two-goal lead. Mustapha Cassiem pulled one goal back for the South African men's hockey team within a minute of Jugraj's goal but the time wasn't on the side of the African nation and they were unable to score the equalizer.

India had 53 percent ball possession and made 35 attack circle penetrations in the men's hockey semi-final.

Result: India beat South Africa 3-2 in the men's hockey semi-final and progress into the gold medal match.

The Indian men's hockey team beat South Africa in the semi-final at Birmingham 2022.
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Wrestling: Pooja Sihag and Deepak Nehra win the bronze medal

Pooja Sihag added yet another medal, a bronze, to India's highly successful wrestling campaign at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 25-year-old beat Naomi de Bruine 11-0 in the women's freestyle 76kg bronze medal match in four minutes and 25 seconds. Sihag also won the bronze medal in this category at the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships.

Meanwhile, Deepak Nehra won 10-2 against Pakistan's Tayab Raza in the men's freestyle 97kg category to win the bronze medal. Nehra won his first CWG medal and extended India's medal tally to 37 at Birmingham 2022.

Results: Pooja Sihag won 11-0 against Naomi de Bruine in the women's freestyle 76kg bronze medal match. Deepak Nehra beat Tayab Raza in the men's freestyle 97kg bronze medal match.

Boxing: Mohammad Hussamuddin wins bronze in the men's featherweight category

Indian pugilist Mohammad Hussamuddin was beaten Joseph Commey in the men's featherweight semi-final bout at Birmingham 2022. He lost 4:1 on points but won the bronze medal which he was assured after winning the quarter-final fight against Tryagain Morning Ndevelo.

Hussamuddin also won the bronze medal at Gold Coast 2018, making this his second bronze in a row at the CWG.

Result: Mohammad Hussamuddin lost 4:1 on points to Joseph Commey in the men's featherweight semi-final.

Badminton: Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand storm into women's doubles semi-final

The Indian women's doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand dominated in the quarter-final against Tahlia Richardson and Katherine Wynter of Jamaica. The 21-8, 21-6 victory helped the Indian duo to advance to the women's doubles semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. This is the first Commonwealth Games campaign for Jolly as well as Gopichand.

They will take the court on August 7 2022 at 4:00 PM IST in the semi-final at the National Exhibition Centre.

Result: Treesa Jolly / Gayatri Gopichand won 2-0 against Tahlia Richardson / Katherine Wynter in the women's doubles quarter-final.

Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand in action in the quarter-final.
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Hockey: India lead South Africa 2-0 at half-time in the semi-final

The Indian men's hockey team put in a solid performance against South Africa in the first half of the semi-final to take a two-goal advantage into the break. Both the goals came in the second quarter; Abhishek with the first goal after 20 minutes followed by Mandeep Singh's goal just two minutes before the interval.

India have edged the ball possession in the first half and made 22 attack circle penetrations, 10 more than South Africa. The winners will advance to the men's hockey final on Monday, August 8 2022.

Wrestling: Naveen wins the gold medal in men's freestyle 74kg category.

Wrestler Naveen won India's third gold medal of the day after his 9-0 victory by points against Pakistan's Muhammad Sharif Tahir in the men's freestyle 74kg category. Naveen's medal is the 10th medal for the country in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

The 19-year-old beat Charlie Bowling, Hong Yeow Lou and Ogbonna Emmanuel John today before the gold medal match.

Result: Naveen beat Muhammad Sharif Tahir 9-0 in the men's freestyle 74kg gold medal match.

Badminton: Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth make the singles semis

Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen won 21-12, 21-11 in the men's singles quarter-final against Julien Georges Paul of Mauritius. The victory ensured a semi-final berth for the 20-year-old player at Birmingham 2022. He will take the court against Jia Heng Teh in the semi-final on August 7 2022 at 3:10 PM IST.

Kidambi Srikanth too confirmed his semi-final spot after winning a close match against 54th-ranked Toby Penty in the men's singles quarter-final. The world no. 13 won the silver medal at Gold Coast 2018. Kidambi will face Tze Yong NG of Malaysia in the semi-final on August 7 2022.

Results: Lakshya Sen beat Julien Georges Paul 2-0 and Kidambi Srikanth won 2-0 against Toby Penty in the men's singles quarter-finals.

Lakshya Sen advanced to the men's singles semi-final at CWG 2022.
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“It was important to start well and once I had the lead, to keep hold of it and try to build the gap. The plan worked really well." - Lakshya Sen

Wrestling: Ravi Dahiya and Vinesh Phogat win the gold medal

Ravi Dahiya added to India's medal tally at the Commonwealth Games 2022 with a gold medal, his first at the CWG, in the men's freestyle 57kg category in wrestling. Dahiya sealed a 10-0 victory by technical superiority against Ebikewenimo Welson in the gold medal match. He beat Asad Ali in the semi-final and Suraj Singh in the quarter-final earlier in the day.

Ravi Dahiya has won three-consecutive gold medals at the Asian Wrestling Championships in this category and was also a silver medallist at Tokyo 2020. "I feel great to have won the gold medal. It is always the biggest, proudest thing for my country," said Dahiya on his achievement.

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat, meanwhile, won the gold medal in the women's freestyle 53kg category after winning against Chamodya Keshani Maduravalage of Sri Lanka. The match lasted for two minutes and 24 seconds as Phogat sealed victory by fall.

This is Vinesh Phogat's third-consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to do so. She also won the gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in 2021.

Results: Ravi Dahiya won 10-0 against Ebikewenimo Welson in the men's freestyle 57kg gold medal final. Vinesh Phogat beat Chamodya Keshani Maduravalage 4-0 to win the gold medal in the women's 53kg freestyle category.

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Wrestling: Pooja Gehlot wins bronze medal in women's 50kg freestyle category

Indian wrestler Pooja Gehlot beat 'Dangal star' Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio for the second time today to win the bronze medal in the women's 50kg freestyle category. The 25-year-old lost out in the semi-final against Madison Parks but beat her bronze medal final opponent in the group stage fight. This is India's seventh wrestling medal at Birmingham 2022.

Gehlot won the silver medal in the U23 World Wrestling Championships in 2019. This is her first medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Result: Pooja Gehlot won 12-2 against Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio in the women's freestyle 50kg bronze medal match.

Table tennis: Women's doubles pairs headlined by Manika Batra knocked out in the quarter-final

Manika Batra and Diya Chitale suffered a defeat at the hands of Charlotte Carey and Anna Hursey of Wales in the women's doubles quarter-final. The 7-11, 6-11, 13-11, 10-12 loss meant that Manika Batra's CWG 2022 campaign ended without a medal.

Meanwhile, Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison also lost their women's doubles quarter-final in four games against Singapore's Xin Ru Wong and Jingyi Zhou. The defeat also ended the Birmingham 2022 campaign for Reeth Tennison.

Results: Manika Batra / Diya Chitale lost 3-1 against Charlotte Carey / Anna Hursey and Xin Ru Wong / Jingyi Zhou beat Sreeja Akula / Reeth Tennison in the women's doubles quarter-finals.

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Athletics: Manju Bala to feature in women's hammer throw final, Avinash Sable to run in men's 5000m final

Manju Bala finished 11th in the women's hammer throw qualifying round on Thursday with a best throw of 59.68m. She will be back in action in the final tonight at 11:30 PM IST. The 33-year-old has a personal best throw of 64.88m, which is only slightly off the national record.

Avinash Sable, who won the silver medal in the men's 3000m steeplechase final earlier in the day, is set to take the track in the men's 5000m final. Sable has the national record in this race which was achieved at the Sound Running Track Meet 2022, clocking at 13:25.65. He will once again be in the spotlight tonight at 12:40 PM IST (August 7).

Boxing: Jaismine Lamboria wins the bronze medal in women's lightweight category

Jaismine Lamboria, the 20-year-old Indian boxer, lost to Gemma Paige Richardson in a close bout in the women's lightweight semi-final. Despite the 3:2 defeat on points, Jaismine won the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022, which was the least assured colour after winning her quarter-final bout.

Jaismine beat Troy Garton from New Zealand in the quarter-final. She also won the bronze medal at the 2021 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships.

Result: Jaismine Lamboria defeated 3-2 by Gemma Paige Richardson in the women's lightweight semi-final.

Hockey: India face South Africa in men's hockey semi-final tonight

The Indian men's hockey team secured their place in the semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022 by winning three of their four group stage matches, finishing atop of Pool B. They will take the field tonight at 10:30 PM IST against South Africa, who finished second in Pool A after winning two of their four matches. Harmanpreet Singh has scored a couple of hat-tricks for India and is the team's leading goal-scorer in this campaign.

The winning team will advance into the final, scheduled at 5:00 PM IST on Monday, August 8 2022. The losing team, however, will play in the bronze medal match on the same day at 1:30 PM IST.

India take on South Africa in the men's hockey semi-final.
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Table tennis: Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula progress into the mixed doubles final

The mixed doubles pair of Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula triumphed over Nicholas Lum and Minhyung Jee in the semi-final and advanced into the final. The Indian duo won the first two games 11-9 and 11-8 after which the Aussie pair came back to win the next two games 11-9 and 14-12. However, Sharath and Sreeja won the last game 11-7.

Sharath Kamal won the bronze medal in this category with Manika Batra at Gold Coast 2018. However, Sharath and Sreeja are assured of atleast a silver medal at Birmingham 2022. They will go up against Javen Choong and Karen Lyne in the mixed doubles final on August 8 2022 at 12:15 AM IST.

Result: Sharath Kamal / Sreeja Akula win 3-2 against Nicholas Lum / Minhyung Jee in the mixed doubles semi-final and progressed to the final.

Boxing: Nikhat Zareen advances to women's light flyweight final

Indian pugilist Nikhat Zareen won 5:0 on points against Savannah Alfia Stubley in the women's light flyweight semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The result assured Nikhat of atleast a silver medal in her first CWG campaign.

Nikhat had won the gold medal at the 2022 IBA Women's World Boxing Championships in the flyweight category. The 26-year-old will fight in the final against Carly McNaul, a silver medallist at Gold Coast 2018, on August 7 2022 at 7:00 PM IST.

Result: Nikhat Zareen beat Savannah Alfia Stubley 5:0 on points in the women's light flyweight semi-final and made it to the final.

Nikhat Zareen in action in the semi-final at CWG 2022.
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Squash: Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal defeated in mixed doubles semi-final, to play bronze medal match

The mixed doubles pair of Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik lost 11-7, 11-4 to New Zealand's Paul Coll and Joelle King in the semi-final. The defeat denied the Indian pair a chance to win the gold medal at the CWG 2022.

However, Ghosal and Pallikal will take the court in the mixed doubles bronze medal match on August 7 2022 at 10:30 PM IST.

Velavan Senthilkumar and Abhay Singh were defeated in straight games in the men's doubles quarter-final by Malaysian opposition. Their campaign at Birmingham 2022 came an end.

Results: Saurav Ghosal / Dipika Pallikal Karthik defeated 2-0 by Paul Coll / Joelle King in the mixed doubles semi-final. Eain Yow NG / Chee Wern Yuen beat Velavan Senthilkumar / Abhay Singh 2-0 in the men's doubles quarter-final.

Lawn bowls: India win the silver medal in men's fours

The Indian men's fours team created another milestone in lawn bowls at Birmingham 2022 after winning the silver medal. India played against Northern Ireland in the gold medal match and suffered an 18-5 defeat. However, they were assured of atleast the silver medal after winning the semi-final.

Northern Ireland dominated the men's fours final and kept the Indian team at bay for the entire match. Earlier at the Commonwealth Games 2022, the women's fours team won the gold medal.

Result: India lost 18-5 against Northern Ireland in the men's fours gold medal match. The Indian team won the silver medal.

Badminton: Aakarshi Kashyap defeated in women's singles quarter-final

Indian shuttler Aakarshi Kashyap was beaten 21-10, 21-7 by Kirsty Gilmour, a bronze medallist at Gold Coast 2018, in the women's singles quarter-final at Birmingham 2022.

Kashyap was a part of the Indian mixed team that won the silver medal earlier in these games. She beat Mahoor Shahzad and Eva Kattirtzi in the earlier women's singles rounds.

Result: Aakarshi Kashyap lost 2-0 against Kirsty Gilmour in the women's singles quarter-final.

Cricket: India beat England by four runs to seal final berth

India won a thrilling semi-final against the England women's cricket team at the Edgbaston Stadium. The four-run victory helped India become the first team to make the final at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

India elected to bat after winning the toss and Smriti Mandhana laid a solid foundation to the Indian innings with her half-century, the fastest-ever by an Indian women's cricket team batter in T20s. Jemimah Rodrigues added the finishing touches to ensure India reached 164 after 20 overs.

In the run-chase, Danni Wyatt gave the English team a brisk start after which Nat Sciver and Amy Jones took over as the hosts looked ahead in the match after 10 overs. However, Indian spinners made Sciver and Jones work hard for their runs in the latter half and in the end got the Women in Blue over the line.

India will feature in the first-ever women's cricket final at the Commonwealth Games on August 7 2022 at 9:30 PM IST.

Result: India win by four runs against England in the women's cricket semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

"Pressure is always there but I'm someone who likes pressure. I’m happy that the team are performing, even with pressure." - Harmanpreet Kaur

Table tennis: G Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal progress to doubles final, Sreeja Akula beaten in singles semis

The men's doubles pair of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sharath Kamal beat Finn Luu and Nicholas Lum of Australia in the semi-final at the CWG 2022. The 40th-ranked duo won 8-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-1, 11-8 to advance into the final of the category.

Sharath and Sathiyan will play the men's doubles gold medal match on August 7 2022 at 6:15 PM IST.

In the women's singles, Sreeja Akula lost a close encounter 6-11, 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 10-12 against Tianwei Feng in the semi-final. She will face Yangzi Liu in the bronze medal match on August 7 2022 at 3:35 PM IST.

Results: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran / Sharath Kamal won 3-2 against Finn Luu / Nicholas Lum in the men's doubles semi-final to go through to the final. Sreeja Akula lost 4-3 against Tianwei Feng in the women's singles semi-final.

Cricket: England 86/3 after 10 overs in the run chase

The English women's cricket team made a great start to their innings in the semi-final against India at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Danni Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley got off to a flyer before Deepti Sharma got rid of the Dunkley. Alice Capsey was run-out cheaply while Sneh Rana dismissed Danni Wyatt for 35 runs.

Nat Sciver, England's captain, is joined at the crease by Amy Jones as England are currently 86/3 after 10 overs and need to score 79 runs off 60 balls to win the semi-final today and progress to the final.

How Priyanka Goswami 'nails' it

Priyanka Goswami won the silver medal in the women's 10km race walk final.
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"I have a Lord Krishna and I take him with me to every competition and he brought me luck today. I have also painted my nails with the flags of the country where I compete so I have England for the Commonwealth Games, Japan for the Olympic Games, Spain because I raced there and some other flags as well." - Priyanka Goswami.

Badminton: PV Sindhu advances to women's singles semi-final

Indian ace badminton player PV Sindhu won a tough match against Jin Wei Goh in the women's singles quarter-final at Birmingham 2022. The Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist won 19-21, 21-14, 21-18 to make it to the semi-final.

Sindhu will take the court against Jia Min Yeo of Singapore in the semi-final at 1:30 PM IST on August 7 2022.

“I didn’t lose focus for the second set. I was getting points back-to-back [and] I had the hope, the belief that I could do it. Even in the third set she was leading 10-8, so I knew it would not be over until the last point. I won it so I’m happy,” said Sindhu on her performance in the last two sets.

Result: PV Sindhu wins 2-1 against Jin Wei Goh in the women's singles quarter-final and progresses to the semi-final.

Wrestling: Ravi Dahiya makes the final, Pooja Gehlot beaten in semis

Ravi Dahiya, a silver medallist at Tokyo 2020, beat Asad Ali of Pakistan in the men's freestyle 57kg semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 14-4 victory on technical superiority assured Dahiya atleast a silver medal and sealed his place in the final tonight, where he will wrestle against Ebikewenimo Welson at 9:30 PM IST.

Meanwhile, Pooja Gehlot lost to Madison Parks in the semi-final of the women's freestyle 50kg category. The 25-year-old will now wrestle in the bronze medal match tonight against Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio at 9:30 PM IST.

Results: Ravi Dahiya won 14-4 against Asad Ali in the men's freestyle 57kg semi-final to advance into the final. Pooja Gehlot was defeated by Madison Parks by a 9-6 scoreline.

Lawn bowls: Northern Ireland lead 7-1 against India in the men's fours final

India were unable to control the first five ends of the lawn bowls men's fours gold medal match and trail by six points against Northern Ireland. India's only point in the match so far was scored in the fifth end.

Regardless of the result, the Indian team is assured a medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The Indian women's fours team won the historic gold medal in this edition.

Indian men's fours lawn bowls team in action at the CWG 2022.
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Wrestling: Naveen makes the final, Pooja Sihag defeated in semis

Indian wrestler Naveen beat Charlie Bowling in the men's freestyle 74kg semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 12-1 victory on technical superiority ensured that Naveen progressed into the final. He will wrestle in the gold medal match tonight at 9:30 PM IST.

Pooja Sihag, however, suffered a defeat in the women's freestyle 76kg semi-final against Canada's Justina di Stasio by a 6-0 scoreline. The 25-year-old will go up against Australian opposition in the bronze medal match tonight at 9:30 PM IST.

Results: Naveen beat Charlie Bowling 12-1 in the men's freestyle 74kg semi-final to advance into the final. Pooja Sihag lost 6-0 to Justina di Stasio in the women's freestyle 76kg semi-final and will play the bronze medal match.

Athletics: Women's 4x100m relay team qualify for the final

The women's 4x100m relay team of Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Srabani Nanda and Jyothi Yarraji finished with a time of 44.55s in the heats. They finished seventh overall in the round, second in heat 1, and qualified for the final.

They will take the track in the final on August 7 2022 at 5:24 PM IST.

Cricket: India 164/5 after 20 overs in semi-final vs England

The Indian women's cricket team scored 164 runs, thanks to Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues, in their allotted 20 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat in the semi-final at the Edgbaston Stadium.

India's vice-captain played a whirlwind knock in the powerplay, scoring 61 runs off 32 runs with eight fours and three sixes. Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma were dismissed for 20 and 22 respectively. Jemimah Rodrigues once again added the finishing touch to the Indian innings with her 31-ball 44, scoring seven boundaries along the way.

England will have to chase a target of 165 to win the semi-final and advance into the final.

Table tennis: G Sathiyan advances to men's singles semi-final, Sanil Shetty eliminated

Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won 11-5, 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 10-12, 11-9 against Sam Walker from England in the men's singles quarter final at Birmingham 2022. The hard-fought win ensured a semi-final berth for 35th-ranked Indian player. Sathiyan will play against Liam Pitchford in the semi-final on August 7 2022 at 10:40 PM IST.

Sanil Shetty, meanwhile, lost against Liam Pitchford, Sathiyan's semi-final opponent, in the quarter-final of the men's singles category and thus ended his singles journey.

Results: Sanil Shetty defeated 4-1 by Liam Pitchford and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat Sam Walker 4-2 in the men's singles quarter-final. Sathiyan made it to the semi-final.

Wrestling: Ravi Dahiya and Naveen make the semis

Ravi Dahiya started his Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign with in a win in the quarter-final against Suraj Singh of New Zealand in the men's freestyle 57 kg category. The 10-0 victory by technical superiority took Dahiya into the semi-final where he will wrestle Pakistan's Asad Ali today.

Naveen too made it to the semi-final in the men's freestyle 74kg category after winning the quarter-final 10-0 against Hong Yeow Lou. He will go up against Charlie Bowling in the semi-final.

However, Deepak Nehra was defeated by Nishan Randhawa of Canada in the men's freestyle 97kg quarter-final and faced elimination from Commonwealth Games 2022.

Results: Ravi Dahiya wins 10-0 against Suraj Singh in the men's freestyle 57kg quarter-final. Naveen beat Hong Yeow Lou 10-0 in the men's freestyle 74kg quarter-final. Deepak Nehra lost 8-6 to Nishan Randhawa in the men's freestyle 97kg quarter-final.

Athletics: Avinash Sable wins silver in men's 3000m steeplechase final

Indian athlete Avinash Sable finished the men's 3000m steeplechase final with a time of 8:11.20 and won the silver medal at the event in the Commonwealth Games 2022. The time he clocked in the final is also his personal best and broke the national record in this event. The 27-year-old is the first non-Kenyan athlete to finish on the podium in steeplechase in the last six editions of the Commonwealth Games.

Sable has previously won the silver medal in the men's 3000m steeplechase at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships. His medal today is India's 28th medal at Birmingham 2022.

Cricket: India reach the 100-run mark, Jemimah and Deepti at the crease

England dismissed both openers quickly after the powerplay in the women's cricket semi-final at the Edgbaston Stadium. Smriti Mandhana fell after her quickfire half-century (61 runs off 32 balls) and Shafali Verma lost her wicket after scoring 15 runs.

However, Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur steadied the innings for the Indian women's cricket team as they reached the 100-run mark, after which Harmanpreet was dismissed too. As it stands, India are 113/3 after 14 overs as Jemimah is joined at the crease by Deepti Sharma.

Harmanpreet Kaur bats in the women's cricket semi-final against England at Birmingham 2022.
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Wrestling: Vinesh Phogat wins two in a row, Pooja Sihag makes semi-final

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her second-consecutive match in the women's freestyle 53kg - nordic category. She beat Mercy Bolafunoluwa Adekuoroye of Nigeria 6-0 at the CWG 2022. Vinesh will wrestle against Sri Lanka's Chamdoya Keshani Maduravalage tonight at 9:30 PM IST.

Pooja Sihag ensured her semi-final spot after winning 5-3 against Michelle Montague in the women's freestyle 76kg quarter-final. The 25-year-old will be in action shortly in the next round.

Results: Vinesh Phogat beat Mercy Bolafunoluwa Adekuoroye 6-0 in the women's freestyle 53kg - nordic category. Pooja Sihag won against Michelle Montague by a 5-3 scoreline in the women's freestyle 76kg quarter-final.

Athletics: Priyanka Goswami wins the silver medal in women's 10km race walk final

Priyanka Goswami finished the women's 10km race walk final with a time of 43:38.83 to win an historic silver medal at Birmingham 2022. The time is also her personal best in the race.

This is the first-ever medal in race walk for an Indian women. Priyanka was leading the race after the first 4km but slipped down to third place in the next few minutes. However, she came back strongly and finished second in the race walk.

Bhawna Jat, meanwhile, was clocked at 47:14.13 in the women's 10km race walk final and finished eighth.

Cricket: Smriti Mandhana scores fastest fifty by Indian women's batter in T20s

The Indian women's cricket team vice-captain Smriti Mandhana got off to a flying start against England in the semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Smriti has so far scored 51 runs off just 24 balls, including eight fours and two sixes. The half-century was the fastest-ever by an Indian batter in women's T20s.

With steady support at the other end by Shafali Verma, India have scored 64 runs, without the loss of a wicket, in six overs and have dominated the English bowlers in the powerplay.

Boxing: Amit Panghal advances to the men's flyweight final

Amit Panghal, a silver medallist at Gold Coast 2018, won 5:0 on points against Zambia's Patrick Chinyemba in the men's flyweight semi-final at the CWG 2022. The confirms atleast a silver medal for the Indian boxer as he is set to feature in the final.

Amit won the gold medal in the 2019 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships. The will fight in the final on August 7 2022 at 3:15 PM IST.

Result: Amit Panghal beat Patrick Chinyemba 5:0 on points in the men's flyweight semi-final.

Table tennis: Sharath Kamal advances to men's singles semi-final

India's veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal won 11-6, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 against Yong Izaac Quek in the men's singles quarter-final. The victory in straight games helped Sharath to advance into the semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

The world no. 39 will go up against Paul Drinkhall in the semi-final on August 7 2022 at 9:50 PM IST.

Result: Sharath Kamal beat Yong Izaac Quek 4-0 in the men's singles quarter-final.

Sharath Kamal in action at Birmingham 2022.
Picture by Ryan Pierse

Wrestling: Winning start for Vinesh Phogat and Pooja Gehlot

Vinesh Phogat won 2-0 against Samantha Stewart in her first match in the women's freestyle 53kg - nordic category. The match lasted only 36 seconds. Vinesh will face Mercy Bolafunoluwa from Nigeria in her next match.

Pooja Gehlot secured a victory by technical superiority over Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio in the women's freestyle 50kg -nordic category. Gehlot will be in action next in the semi-final today after her other group stage opponent, Rebecca Ndolo Muambo, forfeited earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, Naveen ensured his quarter-final berth after winning 13-3 against Ogbonna Emmanuel John in the men's freestyle 74kg 1/8 final. He will wrestle against Hong Yeow Lou in the quarter-final shortly.

Results: Vinesh Phogat won 2-0 against Samantha Stewart in the women's freestyle 53kg - nordic category. Pooja Gehlot beat Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio 12-2 in the women's freestyle 50kg -nordic category. Naveen triumphed over Ogbonna Emmanuel John by a 13-3 scoreline to seal a quarter-final spot.

Boxing: Nitu Ghanghas makes the final in the women's minimumweight category

Indian pugilist Nitu Ghanghas beat Priyanka Dhillion of Canada after the referee stopped the contest in the women's minimumweight semi-final at Birmingham 2022. The victory confirmed a berth in the final for Nitu and assured her atleast a silver medal.

The 21-year-old is a is a two-time world youth champion and will fight in the final on August 7 2022 at 3:00 PM IST.

Result: Nitu Ghanghas beat Priyanka Dhillion in the women's minimumweight semi-final.

Cricket: India vs England toss and playing XI

The Indian women's cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and chose to bat first in the semi-final against England. Both teams will go with an unchanged lineup in this important clash.

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.

England XI: Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver (captain), Amy Jones (wicketkeeper), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Issy Wong, Sarah Glenn.

Packed Alexander Stadium at 10 AM this morning. Sunny but not warm, just yet!

The Alexander stadium hosts athletics at CWG 2022.
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Did you know: Scottish wrestler Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio was casted in Dangal

Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio, Pooja Gehlot’s opponent in the women's freestyle 50kg Group A at Birmingham 2022, from Scotland represented Cameroon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Christelle played a role in the movie Dangal which is based on the Phogat sisters, where one of them becomes a CWG champion.

Table tennis: Women's doubles pairs make the quarter-final

Manika Batra and Diya Chitale showed their class in the women's doubles round of 16 against Mauritian opposition. The Indian duo won 11-5, 11-5, 11-3 to advance into the quarter-final, scheduled tonight against Minhyung Jee and Jian Feng Lay at 8:30 PM IST.

The women's doubles pair of Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison won 11-7, 11-4, 11-3 in the round of 16 against Chloe Anna Thomas and Lara Whitton of Wales. They also ensured a quarter-final berth where the duo will be up against Xin Ru Wong and Jingyi Zhou, starting tonight at 8:30 PM IST.

Results: Manika Batra / Diya Chitale beat Oumehani Hosenally / Nandeshwaree Jalim 3-0 and Sreeja Akula / Reeth Tennison won 3-0 against Chloe Anna Thomas / Lara Whitton in the women's doubles round of 16.

Badminton: PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth to take centrestage in the quarter-final

The Indian badminton contingent will play in their respective quarter-final matches today at Birmingham 2022.

India's ace badminton player PV Sindhu, a bronze medallist at Tokyo 2020, will take the court in women's singles today at 4:20 PM IST. She goes up against 60th-ranked Jin Wei Goh of Malaysia with a view to ensure semi-final qualification.

Aakarshi Kashyap, world no. 57 in the women's singles category, will be the next shuttler in action as she takes on Gold Coast 2018 bronze medallist Kirsty Gilmour. Aakarshi is scheduled to play at 6:00 PM IST.

Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen will feature simultaneously in their men's singles at 10:00 PM IST. Kidambi will face Toby Penty while Lakshya will battle it out with Julien Georges Paul for a semi-final spot.

The women's doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand will take the court at 10:50 PM IST, followed by Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty's men's doubles encounter at 11:40 PM IST.

Re-live India's medal rush in wrestling on Friday at the Commonwealth Games 2022

Table tennis to commence action on Saturday; wrestling, boxing and cricket to follow

Ace table tennis player Manika Batra features in the first match of the day as she will be in action alongside Diya Chitale in the women’s doubles round of 16, as will the pair of Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison. The matches will begin at 2:00 PM IST. Meanwhile, Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan and Sanil Shetty are set to play their men’s singles quarter-final, starting from 2:45 PM IST.

The wrestling contingent, headlined by Vinesh Phogat and Ravi Dahiya, will take the mat at 3:00 PM IST. In boxing, Nitu Ghanghas will play her semi-final bout at 3:00 PM IST, followed by Amit Panghal’s semi-final at 3:30 PM IST.

Cricket will be in the spotlight as the Indian women’s cricket team face England in the semi-final at the Edgbaston Stadium at 3:30 PM IST.

Amit Panghal is already assured of a boxing medal at CWG 2022.
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Hello and welcome back to Olympics.com’s live coverage of Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games 2022! It's a day full of semi-finals.

The women’s cricket team will play England, the men’s hockey team will play South Africa and seven Indian boxers, who have already assured a medal, will take the ring in the semis. The boxing events will be headlined by world champion Nikhat Zareen and Amit Panghal.

Another assured medal is in lawn bowls. The men’s fours team take on Northern Ireland in the final to determine the colour of their medal. There will be medals on offer in athletics as Avinash Sable is set to compete in the finals of men’s 3000m steeplechase and men’s 5000m race. Manju Bala will feature in the women’s hammer throw final while Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat will take the track in the women’s 10km race walk final.

Wrestling delivered six medals for India on Friday. Today, another six Indian wrestlers will take the mat – they will be headlined by Vinesh Phogat and Olympic medallist Ravi Dahiya.

Table tennis players Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan will look forward to continuing their charge in the singles and doubles matches. PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will take the court for their singles quarter-finals. The squash mixed doubles pair of Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik will play in the semi-final.

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

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