02.40 am: And that will be all from our live blog. Thank you to everyone who tuned in over the past 11 days. You can check out Scroll.in’s full coverage of CWG 2022 here.

Key updates of Indian athletes from Day 11:

MEDAL TALLY: India finish fourth in the final standing with 61 medals 

  • GOLD MEDAL! Badminton: PV Sindhu wins the women’s singles title to complete the CWG set and add an elusive title to her collection.
  • GOLD MEDAL! Badminton: Lakshya Sen wins the men’s singles title to continue his breakthrough season. 
  • GOLD MEDAL! Badminton: Satwik-Chirag win the men’s doubles title, become the first Indian pair to win the event in CWG history. 
  • GOLD MEDAL! Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal wins the men’s singles title. Adding to his first singles title at 2006 Melbourne, the veteran capped off a fine campaign with his fourth medal in Birmingham.
  • BRONZE MEDAL! Table Tennis: G Sathiyan finishes third in the men’s singles event. It was a medal he had said before the Games he had his eyes on. 
  • SILVER MEDAL! Hockey: Indian men’s team loses to Australia and finishes second. The final was a disappointing result against the mighty Aussies. 

Closing ceremony: And the Games have been declared closed!

India's Flagbearers Sharath Kamal and Nikhat Zareen via PTI

Closing ceremony: Australian athlete Barrie Lester hands the games’ flag to Governor of Victoria Linda Deesau (R) during the Flag Handover Ceremony, signifying the official handover of the Commonwealth Games from Birmingham to Victoria, Australia, during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. (AFP)

Closing ceremony: Scenes from the closing ceremony... (AFP Photos)

Closing ceremony: Update from the official blog – “Here we have PANJABI MC. Mundian to Bach Ke: this was the first ever Bhangra song to reach the UK top 10 in 2002”

Closing ceremony: Some Punjabi flavour to the closing ceremony now.

Closing ceremony: Got a look at the flagbearers Sharath Kamal and Nikhat Zareen but couldn’t spot many else from the Indian contingent.

Closing ceremony: Got to love the lightness around the closing ceremony in general. The opening ceremony is usually very rigid and tense for the athletes, those who remain for the closing ceremony are typically in a much more relaxed mood. It’s about unwinding.

Closing ceremony: Like the opening ceremony, the theme seems to be one focussing on Birmingham’s history.

Squash: Plenty of medals to speak about but how exciting was it to see Anahat Singh in action? Great talent.


The *closing ceremony is now underway.

12.59 am: The closing ceremony is about to start.

REPLUG: For India captain Savita Punia, the goal is keeping her team above all else

In ears after Spain defeat at World Cup, picked herself up and delivered against Canada. In tears after the Australia defeat at #B2022, soon after starred in the bronze medal match to make sure India don’t return empty-handed from Europe.

Savita Punia Twitter

REPLUG: Nitu Ghanghas’ journey to Birmingham began in an unfortunate manner. She was in the ring when Mary Kom suffered an injury at the team trials. From there, she has now gone all the way to the top of the podium.

Nitu Ghanghas hopes for winds of change, Birmingham and beyond

The viral video from the World Tour Finals... while it was great to see that point, it is worth noting that the scoreboard was not in your favour. The match was almost gone and yet you gave everything to retrieve that shuttle. Is that who Lakshya Sen is becoming?

Definitely, that’s the kind of player I want to be. Not to give up at any point. From the beginning I have been like that... give everything no matter what. That tournament was a big one, a big match. I was down in the points, but I was trying to win every rally and do my best.

Athletics medal standings: In the final review, how well Indian athletes did in track & field will be one of the success stories of the Games. The build-up was not the ideal with Neeraj Chopra having to miss out because of injury and was also marred by controversy around doping of a few athletes who were named in the contingent. But ultimately, at the Alexander Stadium they athletes left their mark and how. (We still cannot over Avinash Sable’s run).

Lawn bowls: Tirkey, Saikia, Pinki, Choubey – meet the women who won historic gold

Featuring in their first women’s fours final at the Games, the Rupa Rani Tirkey-led team defeated South Africa 17-10 in the gold medal match after making headlines in the semi-finals where they defeated New Zealand 16-13 on Monday.

Smriti Mandhana via Twitter: When we took the flight to UK we all had decided to enjoy each and every moment. But with this team we didn’t even have to try, it just happened. So proud of the girls the way everyone played. Every match had different match winners throughout the tournament.

Replug: Nikhat Zareen will now be a household name in Indian sport. At the start of the year, when she returned from Strandja Memorial with a gold, Samreen Razzaqui had spoken to her and it is an interview well worth revisiting now.

Focus on one punch at a time for Nikhat Zareen, with Paris 2024 as the ultimate aim

Replug: One of the best players for India across the recent World Cup and in Birmingham was Navneet Kaur. Read about her – Hockey, CWG 2022: Dodge them like Navneet Kaur

Favourite moments: So many have picked this from the entire games. In an event that the Kenyans have not just won but swept the podium since 1998, AVINASH MUKUND SABLE won silver with yet another National Record mark. This will be a special, special moment in Indian Athletics history.

Hockey: After 16 long years, the women’s team returned to the podium at the Commonwealth Games. Bouncing from the World Cup disappointment with some solid performances in Birmingham.

PTI photos

Table Tennis: From tears (rarely seen) at the end of his match to all smiles for Sathiyan. And a really proud Sharath. A superb podium for India, this one.

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Badminton medal rankings

RANK G S B Total
1 India 3 1 2 6
2 Malaysia 2 1 2 5
3 Singapore 1 0 2 3
4 England 0 3 0 3
5 Canada 0 1 0 1
Total 6 6 6 18

Sharath Kamal (via Twitter): Filled with gratitude and happiness on another Commonwealth Games, and also my best one. Having won a Gold Medal in the team event, followed it with a Silver Medal in the Men’s Doubles, Gold Medal in the Mixed Doubles and finally a Gold Medal in the Singles. The old adage that age is just a number hasn’t been any truer. The rich experience and the ability to handle pressure well, and all the experience gathered over my career has helped me achieve this feat. I would like to thank my family, friends and supporters who have showed such faith in me and showered me with their love, blessings and wishes. Thank you to my team for being here with me, running things smoothly despite the time constraints and stress. This one’s for the country, a tribute to our mighty nation in all its golden glory, a true celebration of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav! Jai Hind! 

Final medal tally at CWG 2022

POS TEAM Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 Australia 67 57 54 178
2 England 57 66 53 176
3 Canada 26 32 34 92
4 India 22 16 23 61
5 New Zealand 20 12 17 49
6 Scotland 13 11 27 51
7 Nigeria 12 9 14 35
8 Wales 8 6 14 28
9 South Africa 7 9 11 27
10 Malaysia 7 8 8 23
11 Northern Ireland 7 7 4 18
12 Jamaica 6 6 3 15
13 Kenya 6 5 10 21
14 Singapore 4 4 4 12
15 Trinidad & Tobago 3 2 1 6
16 Uganda 3 0 2 5
17 Cyprus 2 3 6 11
18 Pakistan 2 3 3 8
19 Samoa 1 4 0 5
20 Barbados 1 1 1 3
20 Cameroon 1 1 1 3
20 Zambia 1 1 1 3
23 Grenada 1 1 0 2
23 The Bahamas 1 1 0 2
25 Bermuda 1 0 1 2
26 British Virgin Is. 1 0 0 1
27 Mauritius 0 3 2 5
28 Ghana 0 2 3 5
29 Fiji 0 2 2 4
30 Mozambique 0 2 1 3
31 Sri Lanka 0 1 3 4
32 Tanzania 0 1 2 3
33 Botswana 0 1 1 2
33 Guernsey 0 1 1 2
35 Dominica 0 1 0 1
35 Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 1
35 St Lucia 0 1 0 1
35 The Gambia 0 1 0 1
39 Namibia 0 0 4 4
40 Malta 0 0 1 1
40 Nauru 0 0 1 1
40 Niue 0 0 1 1
40 Vanuatu 0 0 1 1

Badminton women’s doubles: The final medals have been handed out at Birmingham 2022 with Gayatri-Treesa on the podium with bronze.

SILVER MEDAL! That’s it, Australia defeat India 7-0 in the men’s hockey final. A forgettable game for the Indian but full credit to Australia for being a class apart. They were clinical in attack and put pressure on India relentlessly.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-7 Australia Q4: A rare Indian attack sees Mandeep get the ball on the touchline but his pass is intercepted by the Aussie defence.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-7 Australia Q4: Australia slice through the Indian defence and score. India use their referral and replays show that the ball came off the back of Tom Wickham’s stick. No goal.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-7 Australia Q4: Australia have swapped keepers with Johan Durst coming on for Andrew Charter for the final 10 minutes of the match. Given how Australia are playing, Durst, like Charter, will simply be a spectator.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-7 Australia Q3: Australia begin the fourth quarter with goal number seven. Tim Brand plays a good pall to the far post and Flynn Ogilvie gets an easy tap in. This is just a masterclass from the Australians, both in attack and defence.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-6 Australia Q3: Australia have taken their foot of the gas, but not enough to let India dominate them. Meanwhile, the umpire has a word with Jugraj and Ephraums as he finds that the two have been jostling with each other too much for his liking. And just as I type that, Ephraums gets his second goal of the match.

Shahid Judge: Achanta Sharath Kamal is the Commonwealth Games singles gold medallist in table tennis, 16 years after his last title at Melbourne 2006. He beats the World No 20 4-1. He’s won the gold in the men’s team event, gold in the mixed doubles, silver in the men’s doubles and now gold in singles. And he’s not done yet! He’s the flag bearer at the closing ceremony for the Indian contingent.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-5 Australia Q3: There’s a gentle roar from the crowd as India break on the counter. But Akashdeep’s loose pass kills the move. That has been India’s story in the Australian half this match. They have been woeful with their passing.

GOLD MEDAL! Table tennis, men’s singles final, Sharath Kamal 4-1 Liam Pitchford: SHARATH KAMAL IS THE GOLD MEDALLIST! He’s beaten the World No 20 to win his second singles title 11-13, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6, 11-8.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-5 Australia Halftime: Manpreet Singh is back on the field but looks in pain every time he is on the ball. Coach Graham Reid has seen enough and pulls his captain out of the match.

GOLD MEDAL! Badminton, men’s doubles final, Satwik-Chirag 21-15, 21-13 Ben-Sean: Satwik-Chirag have done it! After their silver at Gold Coast 2018, they have now won gold in Birmingham!

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-5 Australia at Half Time: Australia showing why they are the six-time defending CWG champions. They have been absolutely ruthless today and shredded the Indian defence. India would have conceded more but for some good saves by Sreejesh.

Badminton, men’s doubles final, Satwik-Chirag 21-15, 11-10 Ben-Sean: Indians take a slender lead again into the mid-game interval. Soon after a stunning rally follows with all four players rotating on court seamlessly. That point to make 12-10 in the second game... that is men’s doubles at its finest. What a point. A quick medical timeout for England Lane but he is ok to continue. 14-11 to the Indians.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-5 Australia in Q2: Make that five for Australia. The Indian defence is caught napping once again as Jacob Anderson scores off a rebound.

Badminton, men’s doubles final, Satwik-Chirag 21-15, 7-7 Ben-Sean: WHAT A POINT! A 61-shot rally that goes the Englishmen’s way. Then a stunning diving get by Lane. Then a super point by Chirag at the net.

Table tennis, men’s singles final, Sharath Kamal 2-1 Liam Pitchford: And now the experience is coming through. Liam Pitchford is the higher ranked player, but Sharath Kamal has been in these high-pressure matches before and knows how to keep his calm and play the right shot at the right moment. He wins the third game 11-2 to go 2-1 up.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-4 Australia in Q2: This is not going good for India. Captain Manpreet Singh has to come off after injuring his right shoulder in a coming together with an Australian player. And Australia rub salt on the Indian wound by scoring their fourth.

Dilip Unnikrishnan: Hockey – Australia’s second and third goals came after India had possession of the ball but failed to create any chances. The Kookaburras have been content to hang back and let India have the ball only pressing hard when the Indian players come close to the 23m line.

Table tennis, men’s singles final, Sharath Kamal 1-1 Liam Pitchford: Sharath is back in the match, winning the second 11-7. Long way to go in this best of seven game final.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-3 Australia in Q2: Australia get their third! The Indian defence fails to deal with a loose ball after Sreejesh saved Hayward’s drag flick. Jacob Anderson tucks the ball into the empty net.

Badminton, men’s doubles final, Satwik-Chirag 21-15 Ben-Sean: First game in the bag for the Indians. The start of the match was tight but they started to make their move slowly and didn’t relent. The English pair seemed to run out of ideas. This is quite brilliant from SatChi.

Table tennis, men’s singles final, Sharath Kamal 0-1 Liam Pitchford: Achanta Sharath Kamal had a game point but Liam Pitchford – the World No 20 - kept his cool, came back and took the first game 12-10.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-2 Australia in Q2: Australia start the second quarter like they finished the first forcing Sreejesh to make a good save after an error from the Indian defence

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-2 Australia after Q1: Australia score again! Brilliant counter attack after winning the ball in defence which ends in Daniel Beale setting up Nathan Ephraums to score into an empty goal. A dominant showing from the six-time defending champions! They lead by two but could have had at least four. India barely had a sniff of the Australian goal.

Shahid Judge: HE’S DONE IT! Gnanasekaran Sathiyan is a Commonwealth Games singles medallist for the first time in his career. He claims the bronze after picking up a 11-9, 11-3, 11-5, 8-11, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9 win against Paul Drinkhall. And boy, did he have to work for it. He was up 3-0 in the match, and then Drinkhall came up with an inspiring comeback to level the match and take it to the decider. There the Indian raced to a 7-1 win. Drinkhall then made it 8-8. But finally, the Indian held his nerve to win the bronze.

Table Tennis Men’s singles final, A Sharath Kamal vs Liam Pitchford: Sharath Kamal is aiming for his first singles gold medal since Melbourne 2006. World No 20 Pitchford has never won gold. Who will win tonight?

Dilip Unnikrishnan: Australia came off the blocks firing in the opening exchange. They had a goal ruled out but continued to batter the Indian defence. Srejesh had pulled off a brilliant save from a PC barely a minute before conceding from the next one. India haven’t really able to get into the Australian third here. The Aussies seem to have learnt from their semifinal win when England pegged them back with two quick goals in the first quarter. India have a lot to do to come back into the match.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-1 Australia in Q1: GOAL AUSTRALIA! This was coming. The pressure has been relentless from the Kookaburras and it pays. Blake Govers makes no mistake. Sheer power, straight through Sreejesh

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-0 Australia in Q1: Sreejesh pulls of a brilliant save! Hayward’s drag flick looked destined to find the back of the net but Sreejesh reacted very quickly to deflect it behind with his right leg.

Badminton, men’s doubles final Satwik-Chirag 0-0 Lane-Vendy: Quick preview of this match. Off to a tight start, 5-5 in Game 1.

For Satwik-Chirag, there is (perhaps) a surprise final awaiting. Top seeds Chia/Soh have a 100% win record against the Indian pair and have been a nemesis. But the Malaysians were knocked out in the semifinals by Ben Lane/Sean Vendy in rather incredible fashion. This will be a rematch of the Tokyo Olympics group stage fixture that was played in a surreal environment in an empty arena, with both teams out of the reckoning for quarterfinals. On Monday, it will be in front of a raucous crowd with support for both pairs likely.

Table Tennis, men’s singles bronze match, G Sathiyan 4-3 Paul Drinkhall: SATHIYAN HAS DONE IT, BRONZE MEDAL SEALED! What a comeback by him after a comeback by Drinkhall. Holds his nerve from 8-9 to 11-9.

Hockey, men’s final, India 0-0 Australia in Q1: Australia have the ball in goal inside 90 seconds but the umpire rules it out for an infringement. As Viren was saying, Australia are the best starters in world hockey.

Table Tennis, men’s singles bronze match, G Sathiyan 3-3 Paul Drinkhall: Sathiyan had a huge lead in the decider but it has been overturned. Drinkhall makes it 9-8... now 9-9

Badminton, men’s doubles final: Time for Satwik-Chirag!

Hockey, men’s final, India vs Australia: PUSHBACK!

Preview: Hockey has been played at the Commonwealth Games since 1998 and in that first year it was Australia who dominated, winning gold in both the men’s and women’s competitions. Malaysia men and England women took silver, while England men and New Zealand women won the bronze medals.

Incredibly, the Australia men have dominated ever since – the Kookaburras have won the title an unbeaten six times, with New Zealand, Malaysia, India and Pakistan sharing the silver medals between them.

Quietly though, Manpreet’s men must be confident. While their own semifinal performance was not the most ideal, they’d have seen that England nearly ended Australia’s reign after taking a 2-0 lead only for the World No 1 team to fight back to win 3-2 dramatically.

Indian men’s hockey team has never won the CWG gold and against the mighty Aussies, they will start as underdogs but this could make for a cracking contest either way

Table Tennis, men’s singles bronze match, G Sathiyan 3-3 Paul Drinkhall: Drinkhall is back. He won points in that sixth game he had no right to win. And he survived an almighty scare. He was up 9-4, only for the Indian to draw back level. He held his nerve and won 12-10. This match, the men’s singles bronze medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2022, is going into the deciding game.

Vinayakk: In Birmingham, Ng Tze Yong defeated the 2021 world champion Loh Kean Yew, defeated the 2021 world championships runner-up Srikanth twice, and came close to defeating the 2021 world championships bronze medallist. To think he was Malaysia’s second choice. What a stunning week or so he has had. If he can keep this up, he is here to stay in the mix of men’s singles.

Table Tennis, men’s singles bronze match, G Sathiyan 3-2 Paul Drinkhall: Credit to Paul Drinkhall in that game. Had a 4-2 lead in the game when he was given a yellow card (concedes a point) for kicking the ball away, time wasting was the charge. He argued his case with the umpire and technical official to no avail. Importantly, his rhythm was broken. Sathiyan came back and eventually levelled the match and went on to lead at 7-9. But with the home crowd backing him, Drinkhall willed his way back into the game and closed it 11-9. Still 3-2 to Sathiyan, but this match is getting very close now.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 21-16 NG Tze Yong: Sen finishes off the point and throws his racket deep into the crowd before taking off his shirt and giving it to a fan. What a fightback that was! The 20-year-old never gave up despite the Malaysian looking in control at the end of the first game.

Lakshya Sen wins gold!

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 20-16 NG Tze Yong: Five match points for Lakshya! NG hits one wide and the crowd erupts.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 19-14 NG Tze Yong: A blazing smash winner from Sen and he’s just two points away now. The hang-time on that shot was something else.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 18-14 NG Tze Yong: What a rally! This match is back to being thrilling, like it was in the first game. NG comes out on top this time after some incredible defence from both players, but the Malaysian is getting some treatment for his right leg now.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 17-12 NG Tze Yong: Sen is continuing to be aggressive and even gets the net cord to work in his favour. He’s just four points away now but NG is still fighting hard.

Table Tennis, men’s singles bronze match, G Sathiyan 3-1 Paul Drinkhall: Paul Drinkhall is not done yet. Claws his way back into the game after being 3-5 down to go 9-5 up. Sathiyan did mount a bit of a comeback, but Drinkhall applied a bit more pressure to take the game 11-8. It’s still 3-1 to Sathiyan.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 14-9 NG Tze Yong: NG with a stunning, reflex return winner before Sen plays a blazing smash down the line. The Malaysian then hits one into the net and the Indian gets a five-point lead.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 12-8 NG Tze Yong: Sen putting on a defensive clinic. Another stunning rally ends with NG making an error. The Indian has a four-point lead again.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 11-7 NG Tze Yong: Four-point lead for Sen at the interval! He wins consecutive points by hurrying NG and drawing errors. The Indian is pumped as he strides towards his kit. Still a long way to go but NG is definitely under pressure.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 9-6 NG Tze Yong: What a rally! Both players found themselves on their knees at some point but kept fighting back before NG finished it off. This is special from both players. The Malaysian is clearly willing himself on and Sen will need to be careful.

Table Tennis, men’s singles bronze match, G Sathiyan 3-0 Paul Drinkhall: Sathiyan started well in the third game but Drinkhall started to catch up. Up 6-5, the Indian called for a timeout. There seemed to be some cause for alarm as his coach S Raman started to massage his right shoulder. Once played resumed, there seemed no sign of injury or soreness, and Sathiyan won the next five points to win the game 11-5. Just needs one more to win his first ever singles medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 7-4 NG Tze Yong: Sen is nailing his net-play at the moment. NG has lost the spark he had in the opener and is not playing with the same intensity.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 5-3 NG Tze Yong: Three straight points for Sen! What incredible defence from the 20-year-old Indian, and he finally draws an error. Worrying times for Malaysian fans.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 3-3 NG Tze Yong: A wonderful rally as both players are moved back and forth and it ends with Sen finding the net. But NG then makes an error too and the score is level again.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 1-2 NG Tze Yong: Another lovely drop winner at the net from Sen and he gets on the board in the third game.

Vinayakk: Lakshya Sen will know Ng Tze Yong did the exact same thing against Srikanth Kidambi in the second game of the mixed team final. Shouldn’t fall for it.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9 NG Tze Yong: We’re going to a decider! From 6-8 down, Sen storms back to win 15 of the next 16 points. Wow! NG will definitely fight back but such immense momentum definitely gives Sen the edge now.

Shahid Judge: A decent start from Paul Drinkhall, going up 3-2. Then Sathiyan turned on the style. Added more oomph to the shots, making sweet connections in the middle of the bat, and rushed away by winning the next nine points to win the second game 11-3. The Indian is up 2-0 in this best-of-seven-game match.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 18-9 NG Tze Yong: Make that 12 of the last 13 points for Lakshya. He’s not missing anything and NG isn’t landing anything.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 14-9 NG Tze Yong: Errors flowing from NG now and Sen has won 8 of the last 9 points. This is quite the turnaround. The Malaysian could even be conserving energy for the decider.

Table Tennis, men’s singles bronze match, G Sathiyan 2-0 Paul Drinkhall: Sathiyan really turning the screws and turning on the style in this match. Wins the second game 11-3.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 11-9 NG Tze Yong: A good return of serve and this time it’s Sen who has a two-point lead at the interval. His body language is looking great and he’s definitely up for the fight.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 9-8 NG Tze Yong: Sen has the lead! Three straight points for the Indian. The commentators says NG is perhaps looking a bit fatigued.

Table Tennis, men’s singles bronze match, G Sathiyan 1-0 Paul Drinkhall: Sathiyan takes the opening game 11-9. Bit start-stop in that game. Sathiyan took a good 6-2 lead and then Drinkhall won the next five points. The Indian wouldn’t go away though. Holding on and fighting back. A bit of fortune to set up game point at 10-8 as his return clipped the edge of the table, but no luck needed as he played a strong, aggressive rally at 10-9 to win the game.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 6-8 NG Tze Yong: The Malaysian is completely dictating points here. Sen is fighting hard but running out of ideas. NG just has too many weapons at the moment and is hardly making any errors. It will take a special effort from Sen to turn things around from here.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 6-6 NG Tze Yong: NG hits one just long before finding the net with the next rally and Sen draws level. This is edge-of-the-seat stuff and the crowd is totally into it.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21, 3-4 NG Tze Yong: The second game is close as well, even as NG puts away another smash winner. The Indian will have to find a way to remain positive. The Malaysian is playing at his best and could run away with it.

Vinayakk: Well, that’s the fight we knew Lakshya Sen was in for. Ng Tze Yong is one game away from adding the men’s singles gold to mixed team gold. What a week he is having. The average rally length in the opener was 13. Lakshya was on the backfoot for most of those, trying to retrieve more often than dictating pace.

Table Tennis, men’s singles bronze match, G Sathiyan vs Paul Drinkhall: The World No 35 from India takes on World No 74 from England in this bronze medal playoff. Neither has ever won a singles medal at the CWG.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 19-21 NG Tze Yong: NG wins the first game. Sen leaves another shuttle at the back and sees it land in, he looks in disbelief at his coach. Credit to the Malaysian, though, he hasn’t let his level drop against a higher-ranked opponent. The Indian has it all to do.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 18-18 NG Tze Yong: Magic from Sen! He absolutely nails a cross-court winner from deep in his side. NG left on the floor and the Indian fans erupt. That was inch perfect from Sen to draw level.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 17-18 NG Tze Yong: Sen with a brilliant reflex winner that lands just in at the back before NG smashes one into the net. It’s a one-point game again.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 15-18 NG Tze Yong: Now consecutive errors from Sen. NG has restored his three-point lead and it just three points away now from taking the first game.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 15-16 NG Tze Yong: Consecutive errors from NG and his lead is down to just one point now. This could very much go either way.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 13-16 NG Tze Yong: A service error from NG is followed by another brutal rally and Sen ends hit by hitting one wide.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 12-14 NG Tze Yong: Brilliant from Sen! NG was dictating the point but the Indian finishes it with a stunning drop shot. This is a highly entertaining contest.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 11-14 NG Tze Yong: Back-to-back errors from Sen, with the shuttle landing wide both times, and he loses another review over the second one. NG is pulling away.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 10-12 NG Tze Yong: What a point! A marathon rally and Sen finishes it with a cross-court winner – that too with broken strings on his racket! He raises both his hands in celebration, that could prove to be a crucial point.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 9-11 NG Tze Yong: Sen hits one wide and then loses a review over it as NG takes a two-point lead to the mid-game interval. The Indian just looks a bit tense at the moment, it is afterall his first CWG appearance, and needs to remain composed and try to play at his own pace.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 9-10 NG Tze Yong: Oh dear, Sen wins a couple of points to draw level but then makes a service error.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 7-9 NG Tze Yong: Four straight points now for NG as Sen leaves one and sees it land in with the sideways drift.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 7-8 NG Tze Yong: The Malaysian takes the lead after winning a net battle. This has the makings of a marathon contest.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 7-6 NG Tze Yong: SENsational defence from Lakshya! NG hits two thundering smashes and the Indian gets them back with his trademark, nonchalant flick shots to win the point.

Shahid Judge with the Table Tennis preview for today:

These are the last two table tennis matches for India at this Commonwealth Games, and it features the two highest ranked players in the country.

We start with India No 1, the World No 35 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, who takes on Paul Drinkhall in the bronze medal match in the men’s singles event. Neither has ever won a singles medal at the Commonwealth Games, and this could, arguably, be the best chance for them to break that duck.

Then comes the veteran, the Indian legend Achanta Sharath Kamal. He’s 40, but has been the busiest player in the Indian table tennis contingent - possibly, the the entire Indian contingent.

He’s already won gold in the men’s team event. Then he won silver with Sathiyan in the men’s doubles final. On Sunday he ended the day with his - and India’s - first ever gold medal in the mixed doubles event along with Sreeja Akula, who had a breakthrough campaign. And now he’s in the men’s singles final.

This is the first time since Melbourne 2006 that he’s reached this far, and he’ll hope to replicate the gold he won 16 years ago. He comes up against the hard-hitting World No 20 Liam Pitchford from England.

Vinayakk: On his CWG debut, Lakshya will start as favourite to win gold but that has meant nothing for Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong in this tournament so far. After stunning Srikanth in the mixed team final, he defeated the Indian legend once again in the semis. Before that, he had defeated the world champion Loh Kean Yew in the quarterfinals. Lakshya still has a 2-0 H2H, including the win at India Open earlier this year but that too was after a massive battle in the semifinal. This should be a cracker.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 4-2 NG Tze Yong: The deftest of drop shot winner is followed by a blazing cross court smash winner – Lakshya is in the zone already.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen 1-1 NG Tze Yong: High intensity rallies to start off the match. It’s going to be a physical battle, no doubt, with both players being supreme athletes.

Badminton, men’s singles final, Lakshya Sen vs NG Tze Yong: India No 1 Lakshya Sen takes on Malaysia’s NG Tze Yong for the gold medal. Both players have been in fine form, with NG defeating Srikanth Kidambi in the semifinals. He had starred in Malaysia’s mixed team triumph too and the 20-year-old Indian will have to be at his best today. Here we go!

It’s Lakshya Sen time!

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 21-15 Michelle Li: PV Sindhu, one of India’s greatest athletes, adds the elusive Commonwealth Games women’s singles gold to her glorious collection. She struggled with her left leg in the semis and final but it didn’t matter. Sindhu was not going to be denied. What a champion! What a legend!


Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 20-13 Michelle Li: Seven championship points for Sindhu! Li hits yet another one long and the crowd erupts.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 18-13 Michelle Li: Li hits one long and Sindhu restores her five-point lead. The Indian is pumping her fist after every point she wins. She’s almost there!

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 15-12 Michelle Li: Another error followed by a smash winner – Li’s game keeps going back and forth. This match isn’t over yet, though. The Canadian looks determined to force a decider.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 13-10 Michelle Li: WHAT A RALLY! Li comes out on top after an absolutely brutal rally – the longest of the match – as both players refused to give in and kept retrieving the shuttle.

Vinayakk: PV Sindhu with a spring in her step (not just a cliche, that’s actually a great sign given her strapping). She is looking good here. Finish line in sight. Scoreboard pressure is her best friend right now.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 13-8 Michelle Li: Li smashes one into the net again and Sindhu gets a five-point lead after losing a couple of points. The Canadian hasn’t made things easier for herself with these errors. Sindhu wanted shorter points and she’s getting them thanks to her opponent.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 12-6 Michelle Li: Magic from Sindhu! She jumps high and absolutely nails a cross-court drop, leaving Li flat on the floor. The crowd loved that and so did Sindhu.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 11-6 Michelle Li: Sindhu has a healthy lead at the interval once again. Li hits another one into the net as she struggles to gain any sort of momentum. The Indian star is pumped and looks determined to close this out soon.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 10-6 Michelle Li: Consecutive points now for the Canadian as she gets her drop shots right.

Vinayakk: A few long rallies in the opening game, the longest being 31 shots and the average 8 shots. Key for Li to fight back is increasing those metric. Sindhu will want short points.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 8-3 Michelle Li: Sindhu has opened up a solid lead again. She continues to dictate points as Li struggles to control the errors. The Canadian must surely be under pressure and her H2H record against Sindhu could be playing on her mind too.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15, 3-2 Michelle Li: Sizzling smash winner down the line from Sindhu and the crowd erupts. There is a sizeable Indian crowd in the arena and they’re giving Sindhu immense energy.

Vinayakk: “Very smart Sindhu,” says coach Park as the ad breaks cut in. Fair to say we can agree with him. Sindhu one game away. But enough signs in the second part of the first game to not relax.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 21-15 Michelle Li: SINDHU WINS THE FIRST GAME! Three straight points for the Indian star and she gets the lead in the match. She was tested by Li but was in control for the most part. The two-time Olympic medallist will now be determined to close this out in straight games.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 19-15 Michelle Li: Sindhu nails a body smash before closing out the point as Li is left stranded on the floor. The Indian is inching towards a lead in the match.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 18-14 Michelle Li: Wonderful cross-court drop winner from Sindhu and she lets out a roar. She’s really pushing herself here.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 17-14 Michelle Li: Back-to-back smash winners from Li. She’s hanging in there and a concerned look on Sindhu’s face.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 17-12 Michelle Li: Sindhu nails a smash down the line this time and restores her five-point lead.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 16-12 Michelle Li: This time a beautiful straight drop from Li and Sindhu is left flat-footed. The Indian then smashes one into the net and her lead is cut down to four points.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 15-9 Michelle Li: Brilliant rally! Both players kept pushing the shuttle to the back court before Li attempted a drop shot and found the net. The errors are mounting from the Canadian and that’s just what Sindhu would’ve hoped for.

Vinayakk: The strapping on the left ankle region looks a different today is my most basic visual observation. No expert view there but seeing how she is moving here, it is a bit better than the start of the semifinal. Michelle Li has obviously recognised there is an issue and is trying to move Sindhu around back and front but the Indian handling it well.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 13-8 Michelle Li: A couple of quick points for Sindhu after the interval and she has a five-point lead now.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 11-8 Michelle Li: A long rally with both players pushing each other back and forth ends with an error from Li. The Canadian then hit another one long and the Indian takes a healthy lead to the mid-game interval. Sindhu doing well to keep her nose ahead.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 9-7 Michelle Li: Consecutive points for Sindhu as Li hits one long. A “c’mon” and a fist pump from the Indian. She’s up for a fight.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 7-6 Michelle Li: A service error from Sindhu but she follows that up with a blazing smash winner. She’s trying to keep the points short, which clearly means she’s in discomfort because of the leg issue.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 4-4 Michelle Li: Sindhu trying to pin Li deep in the backhand corner but the Canadian is moving well and not getting hurried. She makes Sindhu work hard before finishing off a cross-court smash.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 3-1 Michelle Li: Three straight points for Sindhu! She’s playing with great aggression. “I don’t think she wants to be here for too long,” says the commentator.

Badminton, women’s singles final, PV Sindhu 0-1 Michelle Li: A nice first rally and Li wins it with the help of the net cord. Early days in the contest but Sindhu is moving well and does have taping around her left ankle/calf like she did yesterday.

Hockey India statement: Indian Men’s Hockey Team midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad will not be available to play the Final against Australia today at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. He has picked up a minor knee injury and has been advised rest. The team will be playing with 17 members today.

Finally, it is PV Sindhu time!

The medal ceremony for the badminton mixed doubles event has finally begun. Not long now for PV Sindhu to take the court.

Badminton women’s singles final, PV Sindhu vs Michelle Li: Coming up soon...

From our preview: Given everything she has achieved in her glittering career, a Commonwealth Games gold medal won’t be the crowning glory but it is a medal she is evidently keen to add as she fought through the semifinal despite not looking a 100% fit. With taping on her left lower leg region, Sindhu struggled with her movement but had enough firepower to overcome the challenge of talented Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min. In the final, she will face a familiar foe in Canada’s Michelle Li. Sindhu has a 8-2 Head-to-Head and if she is close to fully fit, will be the favourite. But Li will make it physically hard for Sindhu with her solid gameplay.

Badminton mixed doubles final: Only gold medal for Singapore in badminton and I’d have been convinced if that happened in Birmingham it’d have been in men’s singles by Loh Kean Yew. But Tan/Hee have pulled off a mixed doubles title.

Next up, PV SINDHU!

Hello and welcome to live updates of Indian athletes from Day 11 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

It’s the 11th and final day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022!

On day 10, India added 15 medals to their tally to get to a total of 55 medals. There were three gold medals in boxing, a famous one-two finish in the men’s triple jump event, an epic bronze in women’s hockey, a silver medal in cricket, medals in table tennis, badminton, squash and more.

On Day 11, Indian athletes will be competing in five finals and a bronze medal match. It promises to be another exciting, action-packed day as the Games come to a close. Strap in, folks.

CWG 2022, Day 11 schedule: Hockey, Sharath, Sindhu, Lakshya, Satwik-Chirag in gold quest

Key updates of Indian athletes from Day 10:

15 medals added to the tally (Total: 55)

Boxing: THREE GOLD MEDALS! Nitu Ghanghas, Amit Panghal and Nikhat Zareen get to the top of the podium with dominant wins. Sagar finished with SILVER in the +92kg. 

Hockey: BRONZE! Indian women edge out New Zealand after a thrilling shootout in the  bronze medal match for a famous win. Savita Punia the hero once again.

Athletics: GOLD-SILVER! A famous 1-2 for India in the men’s triple jump for Eldhose & Abdulla. In men. BRONZE in men’s 10,000m race walk for Sandeep Kumar & women’s javelin for Annu Rani.

Table tennis: GOLD! Sreeja-Sharath win India’s first mixed doubles TT gold medal in CWG history. The pair of national champion had a a campaign to remember, with Sreeja bouncing back from a singles heatbreak. 

Table tennis: SILVER! Sathiyan-Sharath battle hard against defending champs from England, but go down in five games.

Cricket T20: SILVER! Harmanpreet Kaur did her best but it was another final heartbreak for India. 

Badminton: BRONZE MEDALS! Srikanth, Treesa-Gayatri bounce back after semifinal defeats.

Squash: BRONZE! Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal claim bronze in the mixed doubles.

Badminton: PV Sindhu battles through women’s singles final despite struggling with her movement. Lakshya Sen also into the final, needing three games. Satwik-Chirag cruise through to final as well.

Screenshots in the blog via CWG 2022 Games results website & Sony LIV