Narrow defeat in cricket but commanding wins in hockey, badminton and table tennis

India was quite good. Opening day Competing at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Friday. As the Indian women’s hockey and mixed badminton teams won their opening matches 5-0, the women cricketers suffered a narrow defeat.

Renuka Thakur’s devastating spell of 4/18 went in vain as Ashley Gardner’s 52 not out helped Australia beat India by three wickets in their first Group A match of the women’s T20 event. After captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s 34-ball 52 and opener Shifali Verma’s 33-ball 48, Renuka’s brilliant opening bowled out Australia’s top four and Deepti Sharma (2-26) along with Rachel Haynes. After doing so, Australia was in deep trouble. at 49–5. But Gardner put on 51 with Grace Harris (37 off 20 balls) and 47 with Alana King (18 not out) and remained unbeaten on 52 off 35 balls to give Australia a resounding victory on their return to cricket. Hit nine fours under pressure. In a multi-sport event. They were also helped by the fact that apart from Renuka and Deepti, the rest of the Indian bowling attack had an off day.

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Things were very simple. For the Indian badminton squad in the mixed team competition when they sent heavyweight, two-time Olympic medalist P.V. Sindhu and World Championship silver medalist Kidambi Srikanth, as well as the doubles pair of Satok Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, led India to a 5-0 whitewash in their opening match in their opening round pool.

The mixed doubles pair of B Someet Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa set the ball rolling for India as they beat Pakistan’s Mohammad Irfan Saeed Bhatti and Ghazala Siddique 21-8, 21-12 in straight games.

Srikanth then took to the court at NEC Hall No. 5 to get the better of Murad Ali, losing 21-7, 21-12 in his second Commonwealth Games in a row. World No. 7 PV Sindhu then sealed victory for India as he defeated Mahur Shehzad 21-7, 216 in double quick time.

As India went 3-0 unbeaten in the tie, the world No. 8 men’s doubles pair of Satuk Sairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and the women’s pair of Teresa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand also registered convincing victories to give India To help take more points from the tie, whitewash their opponents.

Also the Indian women’s table tennis team He started defending himself. They won the title four years ago in Gold Coast, defeating South Africa and Fiji by identical 3-0 margins, with Manika Batra and Srija Akula leading the way in their Group 2 opening round matches. In the men’s team event, Achintha Sarath Kamal and Sathyan Ganasekaran led India to easy 3-0 wins over Barbados and mighty Singapore in their opening matches. Both teams have made it to the quarter finals.

Also the women’s hockey team Won their match against the minnows Ghana, however, squandered several chances and could only win 5-0 as Gurjit Kaur scored a brace while Neha, Sangeeta Kumari and Salima Tete scored one each.

Swimmer Sri Hari Nataraj clocked 54.68 seconds. Qualified for the semi finals. In the men’s 100m backstroke event, however, veteran Sajan Prakash and debutant Kshagra Rawat failed to make it to the semi-finals of their respective events.

Shiva Thapa started his Commonwealth Games campaign by defeating Pakistan’s Sulaiman Baloch 5-0 by unanimous decision In the first round of the 63.5 kg category.

In squash, India’s youngest member of the squad Anahit Singh defeated Jada Ross of St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11-5, 11-2 11-0 in the opening round of 64 in the squash women’s singles. Abhay Singh made short work of men’s singles events. Joe Champion of the British Virgin Islands won 11-5, 11-5, 11-5.

In cyclingalong with the Indian men’s and women’s sprint teams, the Indian men’s 4000m pursuit team failed to qualify for the finals at the Commonwealth Games.

Pragnia Mohan finished 26th with a time of 1:07:27 while Sanjana Sunil Joshi finished 28th with a time of 1:09:00 in the women’s individual (sprint distance).

In lawn bowlingIndia’s Tania Chaudhary lost her opening Section B round of the women’s singles event to Scotswoman Dee Hogan 10-21 as the Indian men’s triples unit lost to New Zealand 21-6 in the opening round of the men’s triples lawn bowling event. Lost.

In artistic gymnastics, India finished third in the sub-division with an overall score of 108.9. Yogeshwar Singh scored 11.3 in his floor exercise routine, 11.2 on pommel horse, 11.950 on rings, 13 on vault, 13.450 on parallel bars and 12.7 on horizontal bar. Syed Tamboli added another 14.05 points with his performance on parallel bars while Satyajit Mondal managed to get 7.85 points with his floor exercise and 13.4 points on vault.

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