Business Standard

Commonwealth Games Day 1 Highlights: Sharath Kamal and Anahat Singh shine

The Indian cricket team did lose a close game against Australia. But apart from that, India did well in sports it was supposed to do well. It won in women's hockey, TT, Badminton, Squash and Boxing

Image BS Web Team New Delhi
Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana. Photo: PTI

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Highlights

The Indian cricket team did lose a close game against Australia. But apart from that, India did well in sports it was supposed to do well. It won in women's hockey, TT, Badminton, Squash and Boxing. Srihari Natraj qualifying for the Swimming Semi-Finals was a breath of fresh air for the Indian contingent where Sajan Prakash and Kushagra Singh failed to move ahead of their respective heats. 

In Badminton, India thrashed Pakistan 5-0 without even breaking a sweat so to say. The Indian Women's hockey team too won comfortably, although the margin of victory 5-0 against Ghana, could have been way better. India's only boxer in the fray, Shiva Thapa also beat his Pakistani counterpart Baloch with a unanimous 5-0 win. 

The Indian peddlers and Squash players were also brilliant as India's 14-year-old Squash sensation Anahat Singh won her Round of 64 Women's Singles match 3-0. Abhay Singh too won his Round of 64 game 3-0 and both advanced to Round of 32. The Indian Men's Table Tennis team beat both Barbados and Singapore 3-0 each to advance to the quarter-final. Sharath Kamal did well to win two games from behind against Singapore. 

In other games such as Cycling, Lawn Bowls and Swimming, India wasn't really supposed to do great and they did not either. Though India did win a game in Lawn Bowls against the Falkland Islands. 

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Highlights: Catch all the action involving India from the first day of the Birmingham 2022 here
1:01 AM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: India’s first day at Birmingham 2022

 
The Indian cricket team did lose a close game against Australia. But apart from that, India did well in sports it was supposed to do well. It won in women's hockey, TT, Badminton, Squash and Boxing. Srihari Natraj qualifying for the Swimming Semi-Finals was a breath of fresh air for the Indian contingent where Sajan Prakash and Kushagra Singh failed to move ahead of their respective heats. 
 
In Badminton, India thrashed Pakistan 5-0 without even breaking a sweat so to say. The Indian Women's hockey team too won comfortably, although the margin of victory 5-0 against Ghana, could have been way better. India's only boxer in the fray, Shiva Thapa also beat his Pakistani counterpart Baloch with a unanimous 5-0 win. 
 
The Indian peddlers and Squash players were also brilliant as India's 14-year-old Squash sensation Anahat Singh won her Round of 64 Women's Singles match 3-0. Abhay Singh too won his Round of 64 game 3-0 and both advanced to Round of 32. The Indian Men's Table Tennis team beat both Barbados and Singapore 3-0 each to advance to the quarter-final. 
 
In other games such as Cycling, Lawn Bowls and Swimming, India wasn't really supposed to do great and they did not either. Though India did win a game in Lawn Bowls against the Falkland Islands. 
 
12:43 AM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: Abhay Singh makes it 2-0 in Squash for India

 
Abhay Singh won his Men’s Singles Round of 64 game against British Virgin Island’s Joe Chapman 3-0 to move into the Round of 32 and make it a 2-0 affair as far as Squash is considered. Earlier in the evening, Anahat Singh won her Rpumd pf 64 game against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ Jada Ross 3-0. 
 
12:35 AM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: Indian Men’s Table Tennis team enters quarter-final

 
The Indian Men’s Table Tennis team comprising Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Ganasekaran and Harmeet Desai beat Singapore 3-0 by winning both the singles and the doubles rubber of the tie. By winning this tie, they have now won two games out of two and have to face Northern Ireland in their last group stage game tomorrow. 
 
Though there is still one game to go, by virtue of two straight 3-0 wins, they have entered into the Quarterfinals already. India are the defending champions of the Men’s team event in Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games. 
 
12:21 AM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: Updates from India’s matches at Lawn Bowls circuit

12:20 AM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: 14-year-old Anahat Singh has a winning start

11:16 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: Indian Men's Table Tennis Team Lead 2-0 vs Singapore


India's Table tennis men's match against Singapore sees them surging ahead by winning the second set, edging closer to securing a victory
11:14 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: Indian Men's Table Tennis Team Lead 1-0 vs Singapore


The Indian Table Tennis team in action against Singapore is ahead by one set (1-0), while dominating the second one too. Stay tuned for further updates! 
11:11 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: Here are the women's Individual Triathlon Medal winners!

11:06 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: India vs Singapore Men's Table Tennis Game-1 begins


India's Table Tennis men's squad go up against a formidable Singapore. India, for now, have put up their first 5 points of the first set on board with Singapore trailing behind. This can turn out to be an epic battle. 
10:51 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: More action yet to begin!


The men's Table Tennis team goes up against Indonesia, while squash stars Anahat Singh and Abhay Singh will be in action. Para swimmer Ashish Kumar Singh will be participating in the men's 100m backstroke. Ace swimmer Srihari Nataraj will be in action in the men's 100m backstroke semi-final coming up soon. Stay tuned! 
10:19 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: Things to watch out for in evening session

10:17 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: Brilliant moves in 3x3 Basketball

10:15 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: India Women beat Fiji 3-0 in Table Tennis

9:22 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: India clean-sweep Pakistan 5-0 in Badminton

 
The Indian Badminton team clean swept Pakistan 5-0 in the Mixed Team event group stage game at the NEC Hall in Birmingham. In the first tie, the mixed-doubles pairing of Sumeeth and Ashwani Pinappa beat the Pakistani pair of IS Bhatti and G Siddique. 
 
After that, the Indian number one men’s singles shuttler and former world number one Kidambi Srikanth made light work of Murad Ali. PV Sindhu then took very little time to overcome Mahoor Shahzad in the women’s singles event. 
 
In the Men’s Doubles, the Indian pairing of Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty was too much to handle for the Pakistani men’s doubles players Murad Ali and IS Bhatti. Gayatri Gopichand and Treessa Jolly then finished the game for India beating the women’s doubles pairing of Pakistan in Shahzad and Siddique. 
 
9:10 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 1 Live Updates: The gold-winning moment for Flora Duffy

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 4:04 PM IST

Explore News