India vs Northern Ireland LIVE score lawn bowls final, Commonwealth Games: India drag in gold medal match 5-13, four ends to go

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the Men’s Four Lawn Bowls Finals from Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games.

And the action begins! Here are the live updates from the gold medal match:

  • After end 11 – India 5-13 Northern Ireland.
  • Dinesh Kumar does not pick the target with his last attempt and India is in danger of losing the end.

  • Northern Ireland’s penultimate bowl pushes India’s bowl closer to the mark, but it’s still just below the NIR bowl.

  • A quirky bowl from Chandan Kumar Singh from India. It’s up to Skip Dinesh Kumar to conjure some magic in the last two bowls.

  • With four bowls completed, Northern Ireland is better placed.

  • With only five matches to go, however, it needs grand rounds. Two points from an end may not be enough.

  • India manages to just about hold on there.

  • After the end of 10 – India 5-12 Northern Ireland.
  • Dinesh Kumar lands a flawless bowl and wins India by two points.

  • India is at least assured of a point

  • A great penultimate roll from India. They move their nearest bowl even closer. It could win this round.

  • Two more bowls – Advantage India

  • India has managed to move a bowl closer to the target. They would win a point as things stand.

  • Another good bowl from NIR. They now have two bowls placed closest to the Jack.

  • After the first two bowls of End 10, Northern Ireland has the advantage.

  • India just failed to get a grip on the game. The deficit is now nine points.

  • After the end of 9 – India 3-12 Northern Ireland
  • Remarkable bowling by the Irish. They increase their advantage to two bowls on their last try.

  • India is failing to curb the deficit. They will collect points again.

  • India needs a great bowl to get points here. A difficult question.

  • Northern Ireland has the advantage with two shots to go from late 9.

  • India needs more rounds to go in their favor. They still have seven points to make up for.

  • After end 8 – India 3-10 Northern Ireland
  • India manages to take a point from the next end.

  • Although less than half of the ends have been completed, India is way off target in the final.

  • Is the game slipping for India?

  • After end 7 – India 2-10 Northern Ireland
  • It takes three points from the end to extend the lead over India.

  • Northern Ireland makes a strong comeback after collecting points in two rounds.

  • India needs more such rounds if they want to turn the tide.

  • After end 6 – India 2-7 Northern Ireland.
  • They take one point from the sixth end and narrow the deficit to five points.

  • India knows how to turn the round in their favor.

  • Midway through the sixth end, Northern Ireland has the advantage.

  • Bad luck for Navneet! He hits the jack and brings it closer to the opponent’s bowl.

  • India will start the action from late 6.

  • After end 5 – India 1-7 Northern Ireland
  • However, the Skip Dinesh Kumar is fighting back to give India its first point of the day.

  • A solid shot from Northern Ireland to hit the target and bring it closer to the NIR bowl. What a role.

  • Northern Ireland in deep discussion before taking their last bowl of the end.

  • It’s neck and neck from End 5 with one more shot to go.

  • India in trouble? India wouldn’t want to give away too much of a lead to its opponents. It needs to step up its game now.
  • While the last two ends were close, India still hasn’t gotten a point on board.

  • After end 4 – India 0-7 Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland manages to steal one more point from the next end.

  • The game drags on into the fourth end.

  • After end 3 – India 0-6 Northern Ireland
  • Another point for Northern Ireland from the third end.

  • India needs to get on with it. It seems to be losing ground rapidly. Not what you need in a final.

  • After end 2 – India 0-5 Northern Ireland
  • It manages to take three points from the second end and lead the game by five points.

  • Relentless attack by the Northern Irish quartet.

  • A big lead early on could help Northern Ireland walk away with the game.

  • Action is taken from the second end. India will want to restore parity.

  • Not the start India would have wanted. However, there is still a long way to go in the competition.

  • After End 1 – India 0-2 Northern Ireland
  • India 0-0 Northern Ireland

The players have taken over the ice rink and the action will start soon.

Lineup for India vs Northern Ireland Final

India: Sunil Bahadur (main) Navneet Singh (second) Chandan Kumar Singh (third) Dinesh Kumar (skip)

Northern Ireland: Sam Barkley (main) Adam McKeown (second) Ian McClure (third) Martin McHugh (skip)

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The Indian team, represented by Dinesh Kumar, Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh and Sunil Bahadur, will face Northern Ireland in the final.

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