India has continued its medal-winning streak in the Commonwealth Games 2018 so far and when the Indian contingent steps into the field on Tuesday, they will look to continue their streak. India has 10 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals till day five of the ongoing sporting extravaganza in Gold Coast, Australia. A lot of interesting events are to happen today and it remains to be seen how participating Indians will fare.
The day six of the 21st edition of Commonwealth Games will begin with Indian shooters in their respective events. Heena Sidhu and Annu Singh will also play in the final of women’s 25m Air Pistol. Indian men’s hockey team will then play in the semi-final of the Games. Also, at least 4 Indian boxers have their crucial bouts on Tuesday.
Here are the CWG 2018 day 6 highlights:
05:50 IST— Hima Das finishes third in the 400m semi-final by clocking her personal best timing of 51.53 seconds, enters final.
05:26 IST— Muhammed Anas Yahiya finishes fourth in Men’s 400m Final
5:00 PM— India boxer Satish Kumar assures India yet another medal after beating Trinidad and Tobago’s Nigel Paul in the men’s 91 KG quarterfinal.
04:50 PM— Another medal for India as Sachin Chaudhary clintches bronze in Para Powerlifting men’s heavyweight event.
04:27 PM—India beat South Africa in women hockey and qualifies for the semi-final competition. The skipper Rani Rampal made it in the 4th quarter of the match.
04:22 PM—India stuck to the plan and converted proteas mistake into the goal.
04:16 PM— Goalllll!!!! India hits the South African goal post. The hard work of India team results in the lead in the crucial match. Indian skipper Rani Rampal made it for the team and beautifully flicked the balls African nets.
04:06 PM— End of 3rd quarter, The scoreboard still stands with no score.
03:59 PM—A chance to Score for India!!! Blue sticks get a penalty corner but misssed. Both teams are playing with strong defence and the scores are still 0-0.
03:49 PM— Penalty corner!! South Africa got a chance to score but Indian side defends it strongly. Indian goalkeeper Savita Punia dives to save the ball. 3 penalty corners and 3 misses by South Africa. The last one was saved superbly by the Indian keeper. It’s still 0-0 in this game.
03:38 PM—End of second-quarter, (half-time), South Africa Vs India 0-0, Proteas haven’t had too many chances in this quarter.This is a crucial encounter as the semi-final qualification position is at stake.
03:27 PM—A good pressure built up by South Africa as they are continuously attacking the Indian goal coast.
03:23 PM— India vs South Africa Women hockey first quarter ends with no score.
03:18 PM— WIN! Boxer Hussamuddin Mohammed assures India yet another medal after beating Zambia’s Everisto Mulenga by unanimous decision in Men’s 56kg quarter-finals
03:16 PM—Penalty Corner!! a penalty corner earned by India’s Kataria but a good defence by Proteas.
03:14 PM— ooohhhh!!! it was an amazing strick from South Africa but equal great defence from the Indian goalkeeper.
03:03 PM —India vs South Africa Women hockey pool A match begins at a striking note, as Indian players start with some nice scoops and shots.
02:45 PM IST | HOCKEY – Here’s the starting XI of Indian women’s hockey team which will take on South Africa shortly.
02:30 PM IST | Australia leads the medal standings with a massive margin while India lies at third spot with 11 gold medals. Here’s the top 10 medal-winning nations from Commonwealth Games 2018 so far.
11:25 AM IST | SHOOTING – That’s a gold medal for India! Heena Sidhu beats competition from Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch in Women’s 25m Pistol Finals and clinches gold medal. She fires two shots then misses one, and then goes on to fire two more shots on target for glory. Earlier, Annu Singh was eliminated from the event.
11:00 AM IST | BOXING – Naman Tanwar advances to semi-finals of 91 kg men’s boxing category after defeating Masoe. The 19-year-old Indian assures another medal to India.
09:40 AM IST | BOXING – Amit Phangal has stormed into the semi-finals of boxing, virtually assuring India of a medal.
09:05 AM IST | SQUASH – Dipika and Saurav have won their Pool E fixture against Guyana’s Mary Fung-a-Fat and Jason-Ray Khalil. The Indians won 11-3, 11-3.
09:00 AM IST | BADMINTON – The Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa have cruised past Guernsey’s Hardy and Le Tissier 21-9, 21-5. The match lasted just 20 minutes.
08:50 AM IST | SHOOTING – Men’s 50m prone rifle event is over and India’s Chain Singh has managed to finish at the fourth spot. Hard luck!
08:46 AM IST| SHOOTING – A stark contrast between the performances of the two Indian shooters. After leading at the top, Chain Singh has dropped to the fourth spot. While Gagan Narang has crashed out of the contention.
08:45 AM IST| SHOOTING – Chain Singh is doing some marvelous work here. The Indian shooter has risen to the second spot.
08:30 AM IST | SHOOTING – After showing early promise in final of men’s rifle prone event, Gagan Narang has fallen to the seventh position while Chain Singh is maintaining the momentum by staying at the fourth spot.
08:15 AM IST | HOCKEY – Brace yourself for the women’s hockey match versus South Africa later in the day.
08:00 AM IST | WEIGHTLIFTING – Indian para powerlifter Farman Basha finishes fifth in the men’s lightweight category.
07:30 AM IST | Here’s the medal tally from the Commonwealth Games 2018
07:10 AM IST | ATHLETICS – After trying too hard in the 400m hurdles heats, Dharun Ayyaswamy finishes at fifth place with a time of 49.85 seconds.
07:00 AM IST| SQUASH – India’s squash doubles pair of Joshna Chinappa-Dipika Pallikal have triumphed 10-11, 11-0, 11-1 in their opening Pool C match against Pakistan’s Faiza Zafar and Madina Zafar.
06:40 AM IST | SHOOTING – Gagan Naran and Chain Singh have made it to the 50m rifle prone final while Annu Raj Singh and Heena Sidhu took their appointed places in the women’s 25m pistol final.
06:35 AM IST | HOCKEY – India has finally won the game 2-1 against Malaysia thanks to a stunning brace by Harmanpreet Singh. The Indian hockey men are in the semi-finals of the games now and will play the final pool match against England on Wednesday.
06:05 AM IST | HOCKEY – GOAL! India leads once again in the match after Harmanpreet Singh smashes a fierce strike into the top corner of the net.
05:25 AM IST | HOCKEY – EQUALISER! Malaysia pulls back one in the game on a beautiful counterattack. Tremendous play by the underdogs here.
05:10 AM IST | HOCKEY – GOAL! Relatively easier fixture for India. Way easier than Pakistan. Harmanpreet Singh has given an early lead to India.
05:00 AM IST | The hockey match between India and Malaysia is underway and both the teams will be looking to ace the game to qualify for the semi-final berth. There’s just one more match left in the Pool A fixtures and both of them have four points from the first two games.