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Lawn bowling: Indian women secure first-ever CWG medal history

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In the women’s fours semifinal match in Birmingham on Monday, India’s lawn bowling team defeated New Zealand 16-13 to secure the nation’s first-ever medal at a Commonwealth Games.

India will be participating in its first women’s fours tournament final in this one.

The women’s fours team, which consists of Lovely Choubey as the lead, Pinki as the second, Nayanmoni Saikia as the third, and Rupa Rani Tirkey as the skip, will compete for the gold medal on Tuesday against South Africa.

The Indian team produced a tremendous comeback against the Kiwi team of Selina Goddard (lead), Nicole Toomey (second), Tayle Bruce (third), and Val Smith in their matchup with New Zealand after giving up a 0-5 lead in the second end (skip).

They were tied at 7-7 after end 9, then India took the lead at 10-7 after end 10. However, the game was close between the two teams, with New Zealand leading 13-12 after end-14.

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Tirkey’s outstanding shot gave India the victory with a 16-13 final score.

The Indian men’s duo lost against Northern Ireland 8-26 in the quarterfinal on Sunday, which resulted in their elimination from the competition.

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