Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Highlights: Srihari Nataraj Makes Final To Cap Off Good Day For India
CWG 2022 Day 1 Highlights: Swimmer Srihari Nataraj has qualified for the 100m backstroke final to cap off a good day for India.
Commonwealth Games, Day 1 Highlights: Day 1 of the Commonwealth Games was a good one for India, with Srihari Nataraj qualifying for the men's 100m backstroke final as the cherry on the cake. In badminton, PV Sindhu starred as India thrashed Pakistan 5-0 in a Mixed Team Group A match. Apart from Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and the three doubles teams also won their respective rubbers against Pakistan. The Indian women's hockey team too started its campaign with a 5-0 win over Ghana. In another major win by an Indian, boxer Shiva Thapa defeated Pakistan's Suleiman Baloch 5-0 in 63kg. The Indian women's TT team started off the campaign with a bang by defeating South Africa 3-0 in their first group match and then registering a 3-0 win against Fiji in their second game, while the men's team beat Barbados and Singapore. Anahat Singh, 14, won her squash Round of 64 match against Jada Ross from St Vincent and the Grenadines, while Abhay Singh beat Joe Chapman from British Virgin Islands in his Round of 64 match. India, however, tasted defeats in lawn bowls, swimming (50m butterfly and 400m freestyle) and cycling events. Also, the India women's cricket team lost to Australia by three wickets. The opening day can go a long way in setting a good tone for the Indian contingent in the event.
Here are the Highlights From Day 1 Of Commonwealth Games In Birmingham
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- 22:35 (IST)Stay tuned for more action!We have action yet to come! The men's Table Tennis team has a match against Singapore, while squash stars Anahat Singh and Abhay Singh will also be in action. Para swimmer Ashish Kumar Singh will also be participating in the men's 100m backstroke S9, while Srihari Nataraj will be in action in the men's 100m backstroke semi-final
- 20:02 (IST)Badminton: Sindhu takes big lead in second gamePV Sindhu is up 11-4 in the second game against Mahoor Shahzad in the 2nd game and it is now just a matter of time before she hands India a comfortable 3-0 win over Pakistan. Kidambi Srikanth had won the men's singles while Reddy and Ponappa had won the mixed doubles match