Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian teams in Lawn Bowls quarters - opponents, match timing, where to watch and rules

Lawn Bowls is one of the core sports of the Commonwealth Games and has featured in every edition since the 1930 Games in Hamilton.

The Indian women’s fours team and men’s pairs team have qualified for the Lawn Bowls quarterfinals in the 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Indian women’s fours team and men’s pairs team have qualified for the Lawn Bowls quarterfinals in the 2022 Commonwealth Games | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Lawn Bowls is one of the core sports of the Commonwealth Games and has featured in every edition since the 1930 Games in Hamilton.

The Indian women’s fours team and the men’s pairs teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Lawn Bowls event at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

While the women’s fours team will face Norfolk Island, the draw for the men’s pairs team put India against Northern Ireland.

India will be represented by Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Rupa Rani Tirkey and Nayanmoni Saikia in women’s fours. The men’s pairs team comprises of Sunil Bahadur and Dinesh Kumar.

India’s Dinesh Kumar in action against England at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

India’s Dinesh Kumar in action against England at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

The men’s pairs team beat England 18-15 in their last Section game on Sunday to make their way to the knockout stage with three wins out of four. They will play their quarterfinal match later today.

Earlier, India women’s fours team finished second in Section D to secure a spot in the last eight. The women’s team lost its opener 9-18 against England.

However, it won its next two encounters, beating Cook Islands 15-9 and Canada 17-7.

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Timings

Women’s fours - India’s quarterfinal match against two-time bronze medallist Norfolk Island will commence at 7:30 pm IST.

Men’s pairs - The second Indian team to make it to the quarterfinal will be in action from 10:30 pm IST.

Where to watch

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be live telecast on Sony Sports Network and streamed on Sony Liv

Rules

The rules of Lawn Bowls are simple. The team which manages to place its bowls closer to the target, also known as ‘the Jack’, wins the points. In the fours, or four-player, format, each team gets eight throws, or rolls, from one end. The teams throw the bowls from 18 ends to complete the match.

The number of points awarded is determined by the number of bowls a team has managed to place closer than its opponent.

For example: If team A places two bowls closer to ‘the Jack’ than team B’s closest bowl, it will win two points for the end. In case team A had managed to place three bowls closer to the target than team B’s closest bowl, it would have been awarded three points.

The team with more points after 18 ends of throws will take the contest.

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