Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022: The first day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 was great for India. Apart from table tennis, India won in swimming. However, in cricket, the Indian women’s team had to face defeat at the hands of Australia. On the other hand, if we talk about swimming, then Srihari Natraj has entered the semi-finals by winning his matches. Apart from Srihari Natraj, 16 other players have made their place in the semi-finals.
India beat South Africa 3-0 in table tennis on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. In doubles, India’s Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennyson defeated Laila Edwards and Danish Jayawant in straight games. At the same time, Manika Batra defeated Mushfiq Islam 11-5, 11-3 and 11-2.
Lawn Bowls and Swimming
However, India lost in lawn bowls and swimming (50m and 400m butterfly) and cycling. At the same time, apart from this, the Indian women’s cricket team had to face defeat by 3 wickets at the hands of Australia in an exciting match.
Star Indian boxer Shiva Thapa defeated Suleman Baloch of Pakistan to enter the pre-quarterfinals of 63.5 kg category. He secured his place in the last eight of the welter weight category with a 5-0 win in a one-sided match. Actually, the players of Pakistan looked very helpless in front of the Indian boxer.
Indian player Manika Batra defeated Mushfikuh Kalam by a margin of 11-5 in the first game. During the first game, she completely dominated her opponent’s player. At the same time, in the second game too, Manika Batra did not give any chance to her opponent. He also won this game easily in a one-sided fashion. Manika Batra won the first game 11-5. At the same time, 11-3 in the second game and 11-2 in the third game, won the match.
At the same time, when it comes to cricket, Australia defeated the Indian team by three wickets. India scored 154 for 8 in 20 overs after playing first. In response, the Australian team chased down the target in 19 overs with three wickets in hand. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur played a brilliant half-century for India
The Indian women’s team began its campaign at the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a massive 5-0 win over Ghana in a Pool A match here on Friday.
Led by Achint Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, India defeated Barbados 3-0 in their opening match in the men’s team category of the Commonwealth Games table tennis events at the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Solihul here on Friday.