What a finish! Abraham Kibiwot beats India’s Avinash Mukund Sable by just five hundredths of a second to claim gold in the steeplechase. Amos Serem from Kenya takes bronze. Sable had the run of his life and if the race had been 3001m instead of 3000m he would have won the top prize. At the end, he ate up Kibiwot’s lead.
bowls: Here’s a sneak peek of the scenes earlier when Australia took gold with the final shell in the women’s pairs against England. Liquid bowls.
Cricket: Since taking Smriti Mandhana’s wicket, England has somewhat slowed down India’s run rate. They are 97-2 after 12.4 overs, but captain Harmanpreet Kaur is starting to see some success on the leg side.
Athletics: England’s Morgan Lake is close, but not close enough. She cuts the bar and finishes fourth. Eleanor Patterson takes silver and Jamaican Kimberly Williamson takes bronze. It has been a very good day for Jamaica so far, after the beautiful netball win against New Zealand earlier.
Athletics: World High Jump Champion Eleanor Patterson is out! On the third attempt, she fails to clear 1.95m. She jumped 2.02m to claim gold in Eugene. She can still claim silver, though. England’s Morgan Lake has one last chance to clear 1.95m. If she does, she gets a medal.
Athletics: Only Jamaican Lamara Distin jumped 1.95m in the women’s high jump final. Australia’s Eleanor Patterson – the current world champion – has failed twice and England’s Morgan Lake has failed once.
Cricket: And now England get Mandhana’s prized wicket. Bowled Sciver, captured Wong. Mandhana had so much fun when she was there. The fastest 50 in Commonwealth Games history. She leaves with 61 from just 32 balls. A pure entertainer. The audience gives her an ovation. India are 76-2.
Cricket: A breakthrough for England, but it’s not Mandhana’s irresistible wicket. Brunt catches after a high slog from Shafali Verma, who was caught by a slower ball from teenager Freya Kemp. India is 76-1.
Well done Joe Ee Ng.
Cricket: India is tearing the English bowlers apart. They are 74-0 after seven overs, with Smriti blinding the crowd watching in the Edgbaston sun. She stands at 59 and has blown away three sixes and eight fours. Could they make 200?
Jemima Montag waves to the crowd and beams with delight as she crosses the line in 42min34sec to win gold. It is a Commonwealth Games record and a personal best. Indian Priyanka finishes four seconds behind to take silver and Kenyan Emily Wamusyi claims bronze.
Cricket: India got off to a sparkling start in the T20 semi-final against England. They are 50-0 within five overs, with Smriti Mandhana reaching nine boundaries and scoring 46. She plays incredible cricket.
Incredible scenes at Leamington Spa! Ellen Ryan knocks out England’s lead bowl with the tie-breaker’s final bowl to seal a 19-18 win. That’s a crushing blow to England, but what audacity from Ryan, who claims her second gold medal at the Games and entrances the Australians in the crowd. Let’s not forget that Australia was trailing 11-2 at one point.
Athletics: In the final of the high jump, England’s Morgan Lake just failed with her first attempt at 1.85m. She was mighty close, but after a few wobbling, the bar dropped. Five athletes have reached that height, so she’ll have to dust herself and go again. Australian Eleanor Patterson is one of those who made it through, along with Jamaican Lamara Distin, who is looking good.
bowls: What a drama among the women’s couples! With a score of 18-17 for England and Australia that will take two points from the 18th and final end, Amy Paharaoh saves England’s skin with her final bowl – knocking one of the Australian bowls out of play and causing Australia to pass. at 18 can draw -18. The Leamington Spa crowd loves this. That means we’re going to a 19th ending.
Gemma Frizelle becomes the first Welsh gymnast to win hoop gold at the Commonwealth Games. Silver for Anna Solokova from Cyprus and bronze for Carmel Kallemaa from Canada.
bowls: We are in the 17th end of the women’s pairings and England and Australia are in the tightest battle for gold. It’s 18-17 for England, but this can go up to the last scale.
Cricket: The England women’s T20 team starts their semi-final against India in Edgbaston in 20 minutes. The winner will face Australia or New Zealand, who will play in the other semi-final at 6pm (BST). England won all three of their group matches, while India won two of the three and lost to Australia. The last time England met India in T20 cricket, England won, at Chelmsford, to seal a 2-1 series win a year ago.
netball: What a performance from Jamaica! They defeated the world champion New Zealand 67-51, with a 100% shooting record. Captain Jhaniele Fowler scored 54 of 54. Take a bow. They will face England or Australia in the final. They close the horns at 2:30 pm.
Athletics: The women’s high jump final just got into action at Alexander Stadium. The two favorites come from Australia, Nicola Olyslagers and Eleanour Patterson, who both have personal bests of 2.02m. However, the Jamaican Lamara Distin has previously risen almost 2 meters, as has the English Morgan Lake. They start at 1.71m. I’ll keep you informed.
bowls: It is now a see-saw battle between Australia and England in the women’s pairs gold medal match. Kristina Krstic and Ellen Ryan fought back from 11-2 down to lead England’s Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharaoh 16-12 but the host nation took four to tie the score at 16-16 with four ends to go .
netball: With 11 minutes to go in the semi-final, Jamaica has increased their lead to 58-37. The Silver Ferns need a miracle. Jamaica advances to the final, where they will face England or Australia, who play at 2:30 p.m. (BST).
If, like Sachin Nakrani, your holiday plans were ruined by a delay at the passport office, head to Birmingham Pronto – the Commonwealth Games may provide the entertainment you need.
bowls: After 12 matches, Australia has fought back from 11-2 down to tie the score at 12-12 with England in the women’s pairs gold medal match. The race is over after 18 finishes, so it really builds to a tense finish.
netball: There has been a bit of turmoil in the netball semi-final, where Jamaica leads world champions, New Zealand, 44-28 in the third quarter. Jamaica are not mugs – they are ranked fourth in the world – but the way they raced out of the blocks in this match is surprising. New Zealand looks shocked. Jhaniele Fowler scored a perfect 38 out of 38. unbelievable.
Morning. There are 33 gold medals to be won on day nine of the Commonwealth Games. That’s why it’s called “Super Saturday” by some, including our very own Sean Ingle.
The excitement of the weekend kicks off at 11am on Saturday when England’s female cricketers take on India in the T20 semi-final in Edgbaston. They are big favorites after winning their group for New Zealand, with a win likely to see them in Sunday’s final against Australia.
The action takes to the track at 1:10 p.m. as the world 1500m champion Wightman takes on a premier field with Timothy Cheruyiot of Kenya and his Scottish teammate Josh Kerr, the silver and bronze medalists from last year’s Olympics.
Just over an hour later, all eyes are on the NEC Arena as England’s netballers take on Australia in a rematch of the 2018 final on the Gold Coast.
The England men will also face Australia in hockey at 8:15pm, although they will be underdogs against a team looking to claim their seventh straight title. Then the action returns to the track, with Keely Hodgkinson and Zharnel Hughes hoping for second and third track golds of the day for England.
We’ll bring you updates on all the stories that develop throughout the day. The bowling action is already underway at Leamington Spa, where England’s Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharaoh Australia’s Kristina Krstic and Ellen Ryan lead 11-10 in the women’s pairs gold medal match. Remarkably, Australia has fought back from 11-2 deficit. Stay tuned.