Cricket: Women’s team beat Sri Lanka in final to win gold
Shooting: Divyansh Panwar, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Rudrankksh Patil win gold in men’s 10m air rifle team event.
Shooting: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar wins men’s 10m air rifle individual bronze.
Shooting: Vijayveer Sidhu, Adarsh Singh and Anish Bhanwala win bronze in men’s 25m rapid pistol shooting team event
Rowing: Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar and Ashish win bronze in men’s four team event.
Rowing: Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh win bronze in men’s quadruple sculls event.
That’s it for Scroll’s coverage of the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 for tonight
The Indian contingent added six medals to the tally today, including two gold medals. The men’s 10m air rifle team of Rudrankksh Patil, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar won India’s first gold medal, and it was followed by the women’s cricket team’s triumph over Sri Lanka in the final. The shooters added two more bronze medals to the tally, as did the rowers.
India ended Day 2 of the Asian Games with 11 medals in total – two gold, three silver and six bronze.
Join us tomorrow for another action-packed day.
Boxing: World Championship bronze medallist Nishant Dev wins the 71kg Round of 16 bout against Nepal’s Dipesh Lama by a 5-0 unanimous decision. Largely positive results so far in this sport with Nikhat, Preeti, Deepak and now Nishant qualifying for their next rounds.
As Nishant Dev gets set to compete at the Asian Games, here’s a story on him from the World Championships this year.
Wushu, Men’s 65kg: Vikrant Baliyan goes down 1-2 to Indonesia’s Samuel Marbun in the 1/8 round.
Gymnastics: Pranati Nayak makes it to the individual all-around final and the vault apparatus final. She is placed 23rd all-around, and sixth in vault.
Up next: Boxer Nishant Dev opens his campaign in men’s 71kg. His bout starts at 7pm IST. Meanwhile, Vikrant Baliyan competes in Wushu 65kg 1/8 round.
Swimming, Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final: The Indian quartet of Aryan Nehra, Aneesh Gowda, Kushagra Rawat, and Mathew Tanish George finish seventh, clocking 7:29.23s. This brings curtains down the on swimming events for the day in Hangzhou.
Wushu, Men’s 60kg: Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh wins 2-1 against Uzbekistan’s Islombek Khaydarov in the 1/8 round.
Swimming, Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final: Likith Selvaraj Prema finishes seventh, clocking 1:01.62s.
Boxing: Deepak Bhoria moves into the round of 16 with a comfortable win on points over Malaysia’s Muhammad Ariffin.
Wushu, Women’s 60kg: Naorem Roshibina, a bronze medallist from 2018 Jakarta, assures a medal for India. She defeated Karshyga Aiman of Kazakhstan in the quarter-finals.
Boxing: Ariffin lands a couple of good punches. Bhoria gets a couple of good left-right combos. The Indian wins the second round 4-1.
Boxing: A fast and furious first round. Bhoria sizes his Malaysian opponent up for the first 40-50 seconds before going on the attack. Some quick punches from both boxers. Bhoria then comes up with a piston-like combo to Ariffin. The judges award the first round to Bhoria 5-0.
Swimming, Men’s 50m Backstroke Final: Srihari Nataraj finishes sixth with a time of 25.39s. This is his second sixth-place finish after having finished at the same position in Men’s 100m Backstroke on Sunday.
Boxing: Up next is Deepak Bhoria, the 2023 World Championship bronze medallist who takes on Malaysia’s Muhammad Ariffin. This will be a good time to read Samreen’s profile on Bhoria, one of India’s best bet for a medal.
Boxing: Yang send Choudhary down on the canvas and that should probably be the bout. Yang takes the win on points to move to the next round.
Boxing: A much more intense round. Choudhary taking the fight to her 10-year senior opponent. But it is Yang who lands the telling blows. The second round also goes to the Chinese 5-0.
Boxing: A cagey start to the first round. Yang, with the home crowd firmly behind her, allows Choudhary to attack her looking to counter. The Indian lands a few punches but also misses a few. Every time Yang makes contact, a cheer goes around the stadium. And there were a few big punches from the Chinese. The judges award the first round to Liu 5-0.
Boxing: Arundhati Choudhary is the first of three boxers in action today. Choudhary will take on China’s World Champion Yang Liu in the women’s 66kg event.
Tennis, Mixed Doubles: Rohan Bopanna brushed off his second-round upset in the men’s doubles event to reach the third round in the mixed douubles draw. Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale beat Uzbekistan’s Akgul Amanmuradova, Maksim Shin 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets in the second round.
Asian Games: The gold medal in cricket sees India climb to joint fifth in the overall medal tally. There are three more medal events left in the day for India. Hosts China are first with a whopping 32 gold medals, eight more than the rest of the countries combined!
Chess: Vidit Gujrathi defeats Le Tuan Minh in Round 4, Arjun draws against Iran’s Syedmohammadamin. On the other hand, Koneru Humpy loses to Hou Yifan and Harika Dronavalli is held to a draw by Yakubbaeva Nilufar.
Chess: Vidit Gujrathi, Arjun Erigaisi register outright wins in Round 3. Koneru Humpy draws with China’s GM Zhu Jiner, whereas Harika Dronavalli loses to GM Hou Yifan.
Sailing: Ali Eabad is in third place in the men’s Windsurfer RS:X event after 13 regular races. Eabad is two points ahead of the sailor in fourth place going into the medal race.
Ishwariya Ganesh is fourth out of four sailors in the women’s Windsurfer RS:X after 13 regular races. The Indian is five points adrift of the third-placed sailor going into the medal race.
Vishnu Saravanan is in third place in the men’s Dinghy - ILCA7 after nine of the 11 regular races. The Indian is five points adrift of the second-placed sailor and two points ahead of the fourth-placed sailor.
Nethra Kumanan is fifth in the women’s Single Dinghy - ILCA6 event after nine races with two regular and the medal race to go. Kumanan is four points behind the third-placed sailor.
In the women’s Skiff - 49erFX, the pair of Harshita Tomar and Shital Verma are fourth after 12 races. The Indians are eight points off third place with one more regular race and a medal race to come. Ganapathy Kelapanda and Varun Thakkar are fourth in the men’s Skiff - 49er after 12 races with two more races to go. One point separates the third, fourth and fifth-places teams.
Jerome Kumar Savarimuthu is sixth in the men’s Windsurfing - iQFoil event after 14 races. Savarimuthu did not finish the 13th and the 14th races and is 32 points off the podium places. The 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th races have been rescheduled.
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: It was heartbreak at the Commonwealth Games 2022, where they lost to Australia. But this time, India stepped into Hangzhou, in another multi-sport event with the favourites tag. They did justice to it on their debut at the Asian Games and have won the first-ever gold. A 73-run partnership between Mandhana and Rodrigues earlier followed by Sadhu’s triple blows ensured captain Harmanpreet Kaur had those happy tears.
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: INDIA WIN GOLD! Harmanpreet and Co defeat Sri Lanka by 19 runs.
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Another wicket for Gayakwad. Sugandhika Kumari departs. Sri Lanka 97/8 (19.5)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Devika Vaidya gets her first as Kavisha Dilhari deprts. India close in on the gold. Sri Lanka 92/7 (19)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Ranasinghe plays a reverse sweep and falls to Deepti Sharma. Sri Lanka need 30 from 12 balls. Sri Lanka 87/6 (18)
Rugby Sevens: The Indian women’s team lost 7-24 to Kazakhstan in the 5-7 classification match. The team finished seventh among the seven teams competing at the Asian Games.
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Pooja Vastrakar strikes. de Silva departs. The Indian pacers have been spot on. Four out of the five wickets so far were picked by the pacers. de Silva tries to scoop it only for the straight delivery to hit the stumps. Sri Lanka 78/5 (16.1)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: de Silva is trying to hold forte here. Ranasinghe is giving her company but it’ll require a herculean effort from here on. Sri Lanka need 50 runs in 38 balls but one good over could put the pressure back on India. Sri Lanka 67/4 (14)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Gayakwad gets her first. Perera departs. A partnership was just about building but the experienced spinner puts an end to that. Sri Lanka 50/4 (10)
Handball: The Indian women’s team lost 13-41 to Japan in the Preliminary Round, Group B clash.
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: Hasini Perera and Nilakshi De Silva try to stage a mini-recovery after Sadhu’s triple strikes. First over of spin as Rajeshwari Gayakwad comes on to bowl. Sri Lanka 32/3 (8)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! It’s the biggest wicket of Chamari Athapaththu. Titas Sadhu it is, her third wicket. The woman for the final! Sri Lanka 14/3 (4.2)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKETS! Double wicket maiden over for Titas Sadhu. Just the start India needed with the ball. Anushka Sanjeewani and Vishmi Gunarathne both depart. Sri Lanka 13/2 (3)
Tennis, women’s doubles: Rutuja Bhosle and Karman Kaur Thandi win their opening round match against Kazakhstan, beating Zhanel Rustemova and Aruzhan Sagandykova in straight sets.
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: India finish with 116/7. It’s evident that the pitch isn’t the easiest to bat on but Mandhana and Jemimah were the only batters who were able to do well. Indian spinners Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Devika Vaidya will be expected to do well here. Can India get the gold?
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Deepti Sharma departs. Sri Lanka get a wicket off the last ball too. From 89/2, India finish with 116/7. A challenging pitch and a good comeback from the Lankan bowlers but India’s batting was not confidence-inducing after Mandhana’s dismissal. India 116/7 (20)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Jemimah also departs. She was the set batter who was looking to go big. However, the batting has just imploded, losing five wickets in the last five over. India could end up way short. India 116/6 (19.2)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Vastrakar departs too. The way the Indian lower order is collapsing is self-sabotage. No partners for Jemimah. Great comeback from Sri Lanka. India 110/5 (19)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Captain Kaur departs. The Indian lower order is not firing at all today. Prabodhini with the wicket as Anushka Sanjeewani’s skills behind the stumps are the highlight again. Great catch, that. India 106/4 (18)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Richa Ghosh was promoted up so that India could go big in the death. But, Inoka Ranaweera puts an end to that rather quickly. She loses her wicket attempting to play the sweep shot. Ghosh departs for 9. India 103/3 (16.3)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: WICKET! Mandhana departs just four short of her 50. Mandhana gets down the knee and slog sweeps the ball! It takes the outside edge and drops down at square leg where the fielder takes the catch. India 89/2 (15)
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: The partnership between Mandhana-Rodrigues looks settled and is beyond the 50-run mark. Rodrigues continues to punish the bad balls coming her way. India 81/1 (13)
Tennis, men’s doubles: Defending champion Rohan Bopanna and his compatriot Yuki Bhambri were upset in their first match in Hangzhou. They lost 6-2, 3-6, 6-10 to Uzbekistan’s Sergey Fomin and Khumoyun Sultanov. Bopanna, 43, had recently reached the US Open men’s doubles final. He is still active in the Asian Games however, and will pair up with Rutuja Bhosale in the mixed doubles event. They will play Uzbekistan’s Akgul Amanmuradova and Maksim Shin.
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: Mandhana finally looks settled. Perhaps the most she has looked since the tournament began. Jemimah looking to be the aggressor here. India 59/1 (10)
3x3 Basketball: Indian women’s team go down 14-19 to Uzbekistan in Women’s Round Robin Pool A.
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: The physiotherapist’s intervention is needed for Mandhana after she seems to have taken a hit on her leg. She seems okay though. India 46/1 (7.3)
Shooting, men’s 25m rapid fire pistol final: The slow start comes back to haunt Vijayveer Sindhu as he finishes fourth, with 21 hits.
Tennis, men’s doubles: The Indian team of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni beat Indonesia’s Ignatius Susanto and David Susanto 6-3, 6-2 in the Round of 16.
Cricket, IND v SL women’s final: Smriti Mandhana takes on Sugandika Kumari in the over. A sweep towards fine-leg for four and then steps down and plays an aggressive lofted on drive for six. India 35/1 (6)
Shooting, men’s 25m rapid fire pistol final: Under pressure, Vijayveer Sidhu shoots 5/5 to go to 14 hits. That may just be enough for him to avoid being the first shooter to be eliminated from the final.
Cricket: WICKET! Shafali Varma departs. The pressure had been built in the previous over itself. Shafali Verma plays an aggressive lofted off drive on the front foot but the ball pitches on to off-stump and wicket-keeper Anushka Sanjeewani does the rest. India 17/1 (4)
Cricket: It’s a steady start for India with openers Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana scoring a couple of boundaries. So far, Mandhana has been successful in seeing off spin too. A maiden over for Inoshi Priyadharshani as well. India 13/0 (3)
Cricket: The teams are both ready after national anthems of both sides were played.
11:15 PM: Medals on Day 2, so far:
Cricket: Bangladesh won the bronze medal by restricting Pakistan to 64/9 before chasing down the target with five wickets and 10 balls remaining. Now, to decide the gold and silver!
Cricket: India Playing XI - Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Titas Sadhu, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Cricket: In action shortly are the Indian women’s team who will take on Sri Lanka in the gold medal match. India has won the toss and elected to bat first. Harmanpreet Kaur is back as the captain.
Shooting, men’s 25m rapid fire pistol: Another bronze medal for India, this time in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team event. Adarsh Singh, Anish Bhanwala and Vijayveer Sidhu combined to put up a score of 1718 – the same as Indonesia but with more inner 10s. The team finished third behind South Korea (1734) and China (1765). Sidhu will contest in the individual final that starts at 12.30pm IST.
Shooting, men’s 25m rapid fire pistol: Vijayveer Sidhu makes it to the final with a score of 582, finishing in sixth place. Adarsh Singh finished 14th with 576 and Anish Bhanwala finished 21st with 560. The final will start at 12.30 pm IST.
Rugby Sevens: The Indian women’s team lost 15-0 to Singapore to finish at the bottom of Group F. India will now take on Kazakhstan in the 5-7 classification.
Tennis, women’s singles: Rutuja Bhosale beat Kazakhstan’s Aruzhan Sagandykova 7-6 (2), 6-2 to move to the Round of 16.
Gymnastics: Pranati Nayak is placed seventh all-round after Subdivision 1. She, however, continues to lead the vault routine and looks set to qualify for the apparatus final. A clearer picture would emerge only after gymnasts in Subdivision 2 and 3 compete.
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle final: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar takes home the bronze medal. A few hours after he paired up with Rudrankksh Patil and Divyansh Panwar to win the 10m air rifle team gold, he wins bronze in the individual event. Patil finishes fourth after a shoot-off with Tomar.
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle final: Medal assured for India with both Patil and Tomar in top four! Tomar is third with 188.0. Patil is fourth on 187.4 with four shooters left.
Swimming, Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay: The Indian team comprising of Aryan Nehra, Aneesh Gowda, Kushagra Rawat, and Mathew Tanish George finish fourth in Heat 2. Their timing of 7:39.04s is sixth fastest overall and takes them through to the Final.
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle final: Patil is in third spot with 166.9, Tomar is just behind with 166.8. five shooters left.
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle final: Aishwary Tomar is in third place after 10 shots (104.5) and Rudrankksh Patil is fifth on 104.2. The eliminations start now.
Gymastics: Pranati Nayak scores 10.300 on uneven bars.
Rugby Sevens: The Indian women’s team go down 0-15 in a Pool F match to Singapore. This is their third successive loss in Hangzhou.
Rowing: The women’s eight team finishes last in their final. India finish with five medals in rowing.
Swimming, Women’s 200m Individual Medley: 15-year-old Hashikha Ramchandra finishes fifth in Heat 2. She clocked 2:28.29s.
Gymnastics: A impressive 12.716 for Pranati Nayak on the vault. This is the second best score on the vault today so far.
Swimming, Men’s 100m Breaststroke: Likith Selvaraj Prema makes it to the Final. He clocks 1:01.98s to finish fourth in Heat 3, which is enough to take him through as the eighth fastest in the event. He will fight for a medal later today.
Rowing: Fifth medal for India in rowing! Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh pip the Indonesian team to win India’s bronze in the men’s quadruple sculls rowing event! The team notched a time of 6:08.61 to finish third behind hosts China and Uzbekistan.
Tennis, women’s singles: Ankita Raina, the third seed, is through to the Round of 16 after a 6-0, 6-0 win over Uzbekistan’s Sabrina Olimjonova. She will next play the winner of the match between Hong Kong’s Patali Karunaratne and Macau’s Si Nong Iu.
Judo, Women’s -70kg: Jahnvi Choudhary goes down to Salinas Ryoko. The Philippines athlete win via ippon - the biggest possible move possible in judo.
Tennis, men’s singles: Ramkumar Ramanathan receives a walkover in his second round match against Tajikistan’s Sunatullo Isroilov, and is through to the Round of 16. He will now face the winner of the match between Qatar’s Mubarak Al Harrasi and second seed from Japan Yosuke Watanuki.
Gymnastics: Just a 9.833 for Pranati Nayak in Floor on her second rotation. Not the best of displays from the Tokyo Olympian.
Swimming, Women’s 200m Freestyle: The youngest Indian athlete in Hangzhou, Dhinidhi Desinghu clocks 2:07.10s to finish fourth in Heat 1. The 13-year-old holds a PB of 2:04.24s
Swimming, Men’s 50m Freestyle: Anand Anilkumar Shylaja finishes sixth in Heat 5 with a time of 23.54s whereas Virdhawal Khade comes home fifth in Heat 6 at 23.12s. Both of them miss out on the final.
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle qualifiers: India wins its first gold medal! Rudrankksh Patil (632.5), Aishwary Tomar (631.6) and Divyansh Panwar (629.6) combine to score a total of 1893.7 in the 10m air rifle men’s team event - a new world record. All three Indians finished in the top eight but Panwar misses out on a place in the final as only two athletes from each nation can be in the final. Patil finished third and Tomar finished fifth to reach the final. Final to start at 9 am IST approximately.
Swimming, Women’s 50m Backstroke: Maana Patel clocks 30.06s in Heat 3. She misses out on the final
Rowing: Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar and Ashish win bronze! A superb race from the Indians as they clock a time of 6:10.81 narrowly losing silver to China, who clocked 6:10.04.
Gymnastics: Pranati Nayak is scored at 11.233 in Balance Beam Rotation 1
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle qualifiers: The Indians have finished their six series. Rudrankksh Patil scored 632.5 and Aishwary Tomar scored 631.6. Both are likely to qualify for the final. Divyansh Panwar scored 629.6. Shooters from China, Iran and South Korea are yet to finish. As it stands, India is on top in the team event, but that could change depending on their opponents’ results. Stand by.
Swimming, Men’s 50m Backstroke: Srihari Nataraj goes third fastest in Heat 4 and is the sixth fastest overall. He makes it two finals in a row at Hangzhou.
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle qualifiers: After five series, Divyansh Panwar makes a strong comeback, scoring 106.3, his best series of the match. Rudrankksh Patil scores 106.7 and Tomar scores 105.7. The trio are placed top in the team event and likely to win gold. One series to go!
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle qualifiers: Tomar steps it up again in the fourth series, scoring 105.7 – his best of the day so far. Patil scores 105.5 and Panwar score 104.7. The Indians are currently in the gold medal position in the team event.
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle qualifiers: Slight drop from Rudrankksh Patil, scoring 103.8 in the third series. Aishrwary Tomar scores 105.3. Divyansh Panwar notches up 104.6. As it stands, Patil and Tomar look set to making it to the individual final.
Rowing: Balraj Panwar finished fourth and misses out on a medal. The Indian Army rower was competing for silver till the 1500m mark but dropped off towards the end to finishs outside the podium places.
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle qualifiers: Divyansh Singh Panwar finishes his second series, scoring 104.3, a slight drop from his first series of 104.8. Rudrankksh Patil meanwhile improves from his 104.8 in the first series to 106.1 in the second, as does Asishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, who goes from 104.1 to 105.5.
Rowing: At the 500m mark, Panwar was just outside the podium places in fourth place. By the time the 1000m mark comes, he has climbed to third and is behind the rowers from China and Japan.
Shooting, men’s 10m air rifle qualifiers: Rudrankksh Patil starts off with 104.8 after his first series in the qualification round, as does Divyansh Singh Panwar. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar trails with 104.1.
Rowing: Balraj Panwar is in the men’s single sculls final first. The team of Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar and Ashish will be in action in the men’s four rowing final. Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh will then fight for a medal in the men’s quadruple sculls final. India’s rowing action for the day will end with the women’s eight team competing in the final.
Shooting: The first phase of qualification in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol shooting ended yesterday with Anish the highest ranked Indian with a score of 292. Vijayveer Sidhu and Adarsh Singh are 12th and 16th respectively. China look favourites to win the team gold from here while India, Vietnam and South Korea are battling it out for the remaining podium places.
Meanwhile, in the men’s 10m air rifle event, Divyansh Panwar, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Rudrankksh Patil will be in action in the individual qualification and the team event which will run simultaneously.
Asian Games: Indians are in contention in eight medal events today starting with the men’s 25m rapid pistol shooting team and men’s 10m air rifle team event. We’ll move over from the shooting range to rowing where Indians are in four finals. All of these events will be done before 9am IST. At 11.30am, Harmanpreet Kaur’s India will take on Sri Lanka in the women’s cricket final.
Hello and welcome to Scroll’s live coverage of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou!
More medals to be won on Monday as India opened their medal tally in fine fashion with two medals in shooting and three in rowing. It was joy and sadness in football as the men’s team qualified for the Round of 16 while the women ended their campaign in the group stage. Table tennis saw both the men’s and women’s teams exit in the quarter-final and Round of 16 stages respectively.
Today is a new day and a chance for India to add to the gold medal field in their overall medal tally.
Shooting will kickstart the day as India will compete in the 10m air rifle men’s team and individual event along with the 25m men’s rapid fire pistol team event.
Balraj Panwar and other Indian rowers will be competing in four medal finals beginning from 7am IST.
And finally, the Indian women’s cricket team will be buoyed by the return of Harmanpreet Kaur when they take on Sri Lanka in the gold medal match at the Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field, starting at 11.30am IST.
Aside from these events, India will also be competing in women’s volleyball, wushu, boxing, swimming, sailing and much more!
The Field’s Asian Games build-up series, where we focus on athletes who have played in the shadows, but may be ready to step into the limelight.
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