India vs Northern Ireland Highlights, lawn bowls final, Commonwealth Games: India go down 5-18 in gold medal match

Lawn Bowls Final LIVE, Commonwealth Games 2022: Catch all the updates from the India vs Northern Ireland men’s fours final in Birmingham.

India will face Northern Ireland in the final of lawn bowls in the men’s fours category at the Commonwealth Games 2022

India will face Northern Ireland in the final of lawn bowls in the men’s fours category at the Commonwealth Games 2022 | Photo Credit:

Lawn Bowls Final LIVE, Commonwealth Games 2022: Catch all the updates from the India vs Northern Ireland men’s fours final in Birmingham.

That was all from Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the men’s fours lawn bowls finals from Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games. You can catch other events from the Birmingham Games here.

Northern Ireland was just too good for India today. It held the lead from the outset and did not let India even a peak into the gold medal match.

As a result, India was left with too big a deficit too catch up to. This led to the Indian quartet bowling under pressure.

Whenever India showed some signs of winning points from an end, the Northern Ireland team bounced right back and crushed the hopes of India making a claim at a second gold medal at the Birmingham Games.

Nevertheless, India ends its most successful lawn bowls campaign at Commonwealth Games. India was without a medal in the sport, but go back with a gold and a silver. Onwards and upwards from here.

Here is how the action unfolded in the gold medal match:

  • ⦿ Final Score : India 5-18 Northern Ireland
  • ⦿ And that is the end of the contest. India settles for a silver.
  • ⦿ But NIR just wont let off. Skip McHugh retakes the advantage for Northern Ireland.
  • ⦿ India with a two bowl lead before the last bowl.
  • ⦿ A good bowl by Chandan Kumar Singh gives India a three-bowl lead.
  • ⦿ India with a two-bowl Iead after four bowls from End 14.
  • ⦿ Fact: Northern Ireland’s last gold medal in lawn bowls was in 1998 Commonwealth Games.
  • ⦿ This match might just have slipped away from India.
  • ⦿ After End 13 - India 5-17 Northern Ireland
  • ⦿ India fail to make a mark with their last bowl and NIR takes three points from End 13.
  • ⦿ NIR have three bowls placed right next to the Jack.
  • ⦿ This is remarkable from Northern Ireland. It manages to displace India’s closest bowl. This makes this round even tougher for India.
  • ⦿ NIR with a two bowls advantage with two bowls remaining in End 13.
  • ⦿ Complete dominance by the Irish in the next end. They hold the advantage at the half way mark.
  • ⦿ After End 12 - India 5-14 Northern Ireland.
  • ⦿ And India is unable to. Northern Ireland takes another point. It retakes the nine-point advantage.
  • ⦿ India has three bowls to take something out of this end. Will it be able to manage?
  • ⦿ Yet another accurate roll for NIR. They have an advantage of two bowls.
  • ⦿ Pin point accuracy from NIR. They place their bowl closer than India’s closest bowl. Advantage to the Irish.
  • ⦿ A good start for India in the 12th end. They have the advantage.
  • ⦿ After End 11 - India 5-13 Northern Ireland.
  • ⦿ Dinesh Kumar does not pick out the target with his last attempt and India is set to lose the end.
  • ⦿ Northern Ireland’s second-last bowls nudges India’s bowl closer to the target but its still just short of the NIR bowl.
  • ⦿ A wayward bowl from India’s Chandan Kumar Singh. It is upto Skip Dinesh Kumar to conjure some magic in the last two bowls.
  • ⦿ With four bowls completed, Northern Ireland are better placed.
  • ⦿ However, with just five ends to go, it needs big rounds. Two points from an end might not be enough.
  • ⦿ India is managing to just about hang in there.
  • ⦿ After End 10 - India 5-12 Northern Ireland.
  • ⦿ Dinesh Kumar lands an impeccable bowl and wins India two points.
  • ⦿ India is assured of a point atleast
  • ⦿ A great second-last roll by India. They move their closest bowl even closer. It might win this round.
  • ⦿ Two bowls remaining - Advantage India
  • ⦿ India has managed to place a bowl closer to the target. They would win one point as things stand.
  • ⦿ Another good bowl from NIR. They now have two bowls placed closest to the Jack.
  • ⦿ After the first two bowls from End 10, Northern Ireland holds the advantage.
  • ⦿ India has just not been able to get a grip of the game. The deficit now nine points.
  • ⦿ After End 9 - India 3-12 Northern Ireland
  • ⦿ Remarkable bowling by the Irish. They increase their advantage to two bowls on their last attempt.
  • ⦿ India fails to turn the deficit. They will concede points yet again.
  • ⦿ India needs a great bowl to get points here. A tough ask.
  • ⦿ Northern Ireland hold the advantage with two shots to go from End 9.
  • ⦿ India needs more rounds to go in their favour. They still have a seven point deficit to make up.
  • ⦿ After End 8 - India 3-10 Northern Ireland
  • ⦿ India manage to take a point from the next end.
  • ⦿ Though less than half the ends have been completed, India are way off the mark in the final.
  • ⦿ Is the game slipping away for India?
  • ⦿ After End 7 - India 2-10 Northern Ireland
  • ⦿ It takes three points from the end to increase the lead on India.
  • ⦿ Northern Ireland make a strong comeback after conceding points in two rounds.
  • ⦿ India need more such round if they are to turn the tide their way.
  • ⦿ After End 6 - India 2-7 Northern Ireland.
  • ⦿ They take a point out of the sixth end and cut the deficit to five points.
  • ⦿ India manages to turn the round in their favour.
  • ⦿ At the half way mark in the sixth end, Northern Ireland holds the advantage.
  • ⦿ Unlucky for Navneet! He hits the jack and moves it closer to the opponent bowl.
  • ⦿ India begins the action from End 6.
  • ⦿ After End 5 - India 1-7 Northern Ireland
  • ⦿ The Skip Dinesh Kumar, however, fights back to get India its first point of the day.
  • ⦿ A firm shot from Northern Ireland to hit the target and move it closer to the NIR bowl. What a roll.
  • ⦿ Northern Ireland in deep discussion before taking their last bowl of the end.
  • ⦿ It is neck and neck from End 5 with one shot to go.
  • ⦿ India in trouble? India would not want to give away too big a lead to its opponents. It must step up its game now.
  • ⦿ While the the last two ends have been close, India has still not gotten a point on board.
  • ⦿ After End 4 - India 0-7 Northern Ireland
  • ⦿ Northern Ireland manages to steal yet another point from the next end.
  • ⦿ The game drags along in the fourth end.
  • ⦿ After End 3 - India 0-6 Northern Ireland
  • ⦿ Another point for Northern Ireland from the third end.
  • ⦿ India needs to step up. It seems to be losing ground at a rapid pace. 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 at lead the contest by five points.
  • ⦿ Relentless attack by the Northern Ireland quartet.
  • ⦿ A big lead in the early ends could help Northern Ireland run away with the contest.
  • ⦿ Action is underway from the second end. India will want to restore parity.
  • ⦿ Not the start India would have wanted. However, still a long way to go in the match.
  • ⦿ After End 1 - India 0-2 Northern Ireland
  • ⦿ India 0-0 Northern Ireland

The players have taken the rink and the action will begin shortly.

Lineup for the India vs Northern Ireland Final
India : Sunil Bahadur (Lead) Navneet Singh (Second) Chandan Kumar Singh (Third) Dinesh Kumar (Skip)
Northern Ireland : Sam Barkley (Lead) Adam McKeown (Second) Ian McClure (Third) Martin McHugh (Skip)

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