There was more success for India in a little-known game as the men’s pairing as Sunil Bahadur and Deepak Kumar reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out by a strong Northern Ireland side in the late match.
But as soon as we reached the semi-finals, it was a day of women’s fours.
The women’s lawn ball team of Lovely Choubey, Pinky, Nayanmoni Saikia and Roopa Rani Tirkey set themselves up for a historic tussle on a medal when they beat Norfolk Island 17–9 in the women’s four quarter-final and a strong semi-final against New Zealand. struggled. The side, which defeated Botswana 17–13 in another quarter-final.
If they beat New Zealand on Monday, the team will face the winner of the second semi-final between Fiji and South Africa or the loser of the match in the bronze medal playoff.
It was a Super Sunday for the Indian lawn ball players as Sunil Bahadur and Dinesh Kumar beat England’s Jamie Walker and Sam Tolchard 18-15 to seal their place in the quarterfinals of the men’s doubles event in a Section C match.
The Indians took the lead from the other end and did not give the English pair a chance to return. The Indians qualified for the knockout stage ahead of Malaysia, thanks to their superior performance against England.
After the win against England, team chief Sunil Bahadur said, “It was a super game, and we played our game from our heart. From the very beginning when we got the lead, we were confident that we could match this (team) can do.” ,
Talking about qualifying in the knockout stage instead of Malaysia, he said, “Malaysia could not settle (in their game against Cook Islands), but once we were in the lead (against England), we We’re counting the difference. Scores, and we’re very happy and excited to be in the quarter-finals.”
The Indian pair will now take on Northern Ireland in the quarter-finals and Sunil Bahadur said they want to create more history in the Commonwealth Games by winning medals.
“We want to perform and prove that we are in it (quarterfinals). Our aim is to win a medal. We want to make history in the Commonwealth Games and we have the opportunity to stand on the podium,” he said. “
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