Last update: August 02, 2022, 17:22 IST
The Indian women’s team defeated New Zealand 15-11 in their first match of the triples lawn bowls event at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Tuesday.
The trio of Tania Chowdhury (lead), Pinky (second) and Rupa Rani Tirkey (skip) proved to be the better of the Kiwi team of Nicole Twomey (lead), Tayla Bruce (second) and Val Smith (skip).
India led 6–2 after the sixth end, but the New Zealanders leveled the scores after the ninth end. The Indian team, however, did not allow their opponents to make a comeback and went on to win the tie in the end.
The Triples team will face England at the end of the day and will also play Niue on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, in the women’s pairs event, the Indian team consisting of Lovely Chaubey (lead) and Nayanmoni Saikia (skip) lost 18-9 to New Zealand.
It was a neck-to-neck contest till the end of the 12th over when the two teams were level at 9-9, but after that, the Kiwi team comprising Selina Goddard (lead) and Caitlin Inch (skip) put on an improvised show to emerge victorious. was
On Wednesday, the women’s pair will take on New Zealand and South Africa and aim to advance to the quarterfinals.