The medal standings at the end of October 3

That’s it for Scroll’s coverage of the Asian Games for today.

India’s track and field stars continued to add to the medal tally today with five medals including two gold to better their medal tally from five years ago. In Jakarta 2018, India won 20 medals in athletics and have won 22 medals already.

India’s stars today were Parul Chaudhary and Annu Rani. Chaudhary, having won silver in the 3000m steeplechase yesterday, came up with a stunning last-gasp dash to win gold in the 5000m race. Rani came up with her season best throw to clinch her first Asiad gold.

Boxers Preeti Pawar and Narender won bronze medals in their respective categories after losing in their semi-finals while there was a historic bronze medal in canoeing from Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam.

Sportclimbing, Men’s Speed: Aman Verma lost to Singapore’s Leonard Veddriq in 1/8 Heat 1 by a mere 0.168s to exit the competition.

Sportclimbing, Women’s Speed: Anisha Verma and Shivpreet Pannu lose 1/8 Heat 3 and 7 respectively to crash out of the competition in the pre-quarterfinal stage.

Bridge, Men’s Team Semi-finals: India ends with a win, a draw, and a loss in three sessions against China on Tuesday. While they won the first session 62-22, they drew the second 22-22. The third session saw India go down 17-31. The semi-finals will continue tomorrow.

Boxing: Kamshybek Kunkabayev wins by a 5:0 unanimous decision. Narender wins bronze! More intent from Narender in Round 3 but he is unable to sustain in the rest of the round. It is also not enough after trailing in both rounds.

Chess, Round 5: The Indian men’s team plays out a 2-2 draw with Iran as Gukesh suffers a loss on the top board. Praggnanandhaa brought back the point, while Vidit and Harikrishna were held to draws.

In the women’s team event, India obliterated Mongolia 4-0 with each of Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli, R Vaishali, and Vantika Agarwal registering victories.

Boxing: Narender continues to remain defensive and doesn’t land enough punches. Kunkabayev takes round two on all five cards as well.

Boxing: After a competitive, attacking opening minute, Narender went into his shell for the rest of the bout. As a result, he concedes the opening round.

Boxing: In action now is Narender in the men’s +92kg semi-final against Kazakhstan’s Kamshybek Kunkabayev. The Kazakh boxer is a Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist and two-time World Championships silver medalist. Narender is in for a tough, tough fight.

Athletics, Women’s Javelin Throw: The Sri Lankan athlete overtakes Annu Rani for a brief while with a throw of 61.57m, but the Indian hits back immediately with a season best 62.92m to reclaim the gold medal position. Two rounds remaining in the competition.

Athletics, decathlon, 1500m final: SILVER FOR TEJASWIN SHANKAR! He finishes fourth in the decathlon 1500m race. But overall, he’s second with 7666 points. Just behind China’s Sun Qihao (7816) and ahead of Japan’s Yuma Maruyama (7568). Shankar also breaks the 12-year-old National Record of 7658 points which was held by Bharatinder Singh.

Athletics, Women’s Javelin Throw Final: Annu Rani continues to lead the competition after three rounds. She registered 59.24m with her third attempt.

Soft Tennis: India lose 1-2 to China and 0-3 to Japan in the women’s preliminary event. In the men’s preliminary event, India lose 1-2 to South Korea and 1-2 to Chinese Taipei. They however beat Cambodia 3-0.

Asian Games, Men’s Triple Jump Final: Praveen Chitravel wins bronze. He fouls his final attempt, but maintains the third spot. Heartbreak for Abdulla Aboobacker as he finishes fourth.

Asian Games, Women’s Javelin Throw Final: A season best 61.28m for Annu Rani with her second attempt. She leads the competition now. This is the first time she has touched the 60m mark in the season.

Asian Games, Men’s Triple Jump Final: Chitravel registers 16.07m with his fifth attempt, Aboobacker records 16.45m. They maintain their third and fourth positions with just a round left.

Athletics, men’s 800m final: Silver for Mohammed Afsal! The 27-year-old was in the front for all the race but was pipped to the top spot by Saudi Arabia’s Essa Ali. Afsal clocked 1:48.43 to win silver while compatriot Krishan Kumar finished fifth with a time of 1:48.80.

Asian Games, Women’s Javelin Throw Final: Annu Ranni starts with 56.99m. She is placed third currently.

Athletics, women’s 5000m final: A silver on Monday. GOLD ON TUESDAY! Parul Chaudhary puts in every ounce of energy left in the last 50m of that 5000m race to get past Japan’s Ririka Hironaka and clinch the title. She clocked 15:14.75, just ahead of Hironaka with 15:15.34.

Meanwhile, compatriot Ankita finished fifth with 15:33.03.

Asian Games, Men’s Triple Jump: Abdulla Aboobacker records 16.45m with his fourth attempt, while Chitravel goes 16.34m. They are placed fourth and third respectively with two rounds left in the competition.

Asian Games, Women’s High Jump Final: Pooja fails to clear the 1.83m and ends her Asian Games campaign. She finishes sixth.

Athletics, Women’s Javelin Throw Final: Annu Rani is the lone Indian in contention in the event. The Indian has not had the best of seasons, but can will try to turn it all around in the next hour.

Athletics, Men’s Triple Jump Final: Much like Abdulla, Praveen Chitravel also fouls in his third attempt. He remains third behind the two Chinese jumpers.

Athletics, Women’s High Jump Final: Pooja clears the 1.80m bar with her third attempt. She survives in the competition. Rubina Yadav, on the other hand, fails to do so and exits at the ninth position.

Boxing: Odd things continue to happen in boxing! An accidental clash of heads that hurt Lyu near his eye curtailed the bout in 17 seconds of Round 2. Sachin, however, had impressed the judges in those 17 seconds but the Chinese wins by a 4-1 split decision.

Athletics, women’s 5000m final: A day after winning the silver medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase, Parul Chaudhary will be competing in the women’s 5000m final, along with compatriot Ankita.

Boxing: A close opening round between the two but the Chinese leads it 4-1.

Athletics, Women’s High Jump Final: Rubina Yadav and Pooja on the verge of being knocked out after failing to clear 1.80m in two attempts. Can they clear it in their next try?

Athletics, Men’s Triple Jump Final: Abdulla Aboobacker fouls with his third attempt. He remains fourth.

Athletics, Men’s Triple Jump Final: Praveen Chitravel registers 16.63m with his third attempt. He remains in the third position.

Boxing: In action now is Sachin against China’s Lyu Ping in the men’s 57kg quarter-final.

Athletics, decathlon, javelin throw: Tejaswin Shankar finishes the decathlon javelin event fifth off six athletes with a throw of 51.17m. In the overall standings, he’s still in second place with 7037 points, behind China’s Sun Qihao (7326) and just ahead of Japan’s Yuma Maruyama (6920).

The 1500m race will decide the medals.

Athletics, men’s 400m hurdles final: Yashas Palaksha and Santhosh Kumar Tamilarasan finish fifth and sixth in the final to miss out on a medal. Palaksha was in contention for a bronze medal until the final hurdle but lost steam towards the end. Palaksha clocked 49.39s while Tamilarasan clocked 49.41s.

Athletics, Women’s High Jump Final: Pooja and Rubina Yadav clear 1.75m on their second attempts.

Athletics, Men’s Triple Jump Final: Praveen Chitravel starts off with a 16.68m jump to move into the second position behind China’s Fang Yaoqing at the end of the first round. Abdulla Aboobacker is placed eighth.

Athletics, decathlon, javelin throw: Tejaswin Shankar throws 49.43m in his second attempt for the decathlon javelin throw event. He’s still second last in the standings for the event, and overall second.

Athletics, women’s 400m hurdles final: Vithya Ramraj wins bronze! The Indian clocks 55.68s to finish third in her first Asian Games appearance. No NR for her but a medal nonetheless for the youngster!

Athletics, decathlon, javelin throw: Tejaswin Shankar gets to 50.84m in his first attempt at the javelin throw. He’s fifth of the six competitors, ahead of only Thailand’s Suttisak Singkhon.

Athletics, Men’s Triple Jump Final: Abdulla Aboobacker starts off with a modest 15.39m. This is the lowest of all four attempts so far in the competition.

Athletics, women’s 400m hurdles final: Vithya Ramraj qualified for the final yesterday by equalling PT Usha’s 39-year-old national record. Can she break it today and also earn a medal?

Athletics, Women’s High Jump Final: Rubina Yadav and Pooja clear the 1.70m height in their first attempt.

Athletics, Men’s Triple Jump Final: The event is underway in Hangzhou with India entering the competition with two medal contenders - Praveen Chitravel and Abdulla Aboobacker.

Athletics, Women’s High Jump Final: Pooja also goes past the 1.65m with ease on her first attempt.

Athletics, decathlon, javelin throw: The second last event for decathlon is the javelin throw. Tejaswin Shankar’s best is 52.70m (also his season’s best). He’ll have to do much better though, since his best is the lowest in the line-up. Overall though, he’s in second position behind China’s Sun Qihao.

Athletics, Women’s High Jump Final: Rubina Yadav starts off with an easy clearance at 1.65m with her first attempt. India also have Pooja in fray in the event.

Squash, men’s singles: Tsukue was barely present in the third game as Saurav Ghosal wins in straight games and is assured of his sixth singles medal at the Asian Games. Ghosal 11-5, 12-10, 11-3 Ryunosuke

Squash, mixed doubles: Anahat Singh and Abhay Singh make it two medals in mixed doubles after they beat South Korea’s Yang Yeonsoo/Lee Dongjun 11-4, 8-11, 11-1.

Squash, men’s singles: An incredibly close game with Ghosal losing his 4-point lead much to the delight of the Japanese bench, but the Indian seals a 2-0 lead, taking the second game 12-10. Ghosal 11-5, 12-10 Ryunosuke.

Squash, men’s singles: Good showing from Saurav Ghosal despite a 5-minute break needed to wrap up a small gash on his knee as he takes the first game 11-5 against Ryunosuke Tsukue of Japan.

Badminton, Men’s Singles: Kidambi Srikanth registers a comfortable 21-16, 21-11 win over Lee Yungyu of South Korea. The Indian advances to the pre-quarterfinals.

Squash, mixed doubles: While the Filipino pair were fired up and passionate in the first game, the experience of Pallikal and Sandhu paid off to win the match 2-1. There was a lot of arguing and flaring tempers, especially from Garcia who was unhappy with a lot of the refereeing calls. But in the end, it was a relatively easy victory for Pallikal/Sandhu who beat Garcia/Aribado 7-11, 11-5, 11-4.

Next up is Saurav Ghosal against Ryunosuke Tsukue of Japan while the pairing of Anahat Singh and Abhay Singh face off against South Korea’s Yang Yeonsoo/Lee Dongjun in their respective quarter-finals.

Squash, women’s singles: India’s run in the women’s singles squash event ends. Tanvi Khanna loses in the quarter-final to Japan’s Satomi Watanabe 5-11, 6-11, 12-14.

Squash, mixed doubles: Brilliant stuff from Pallikal and Sandhu who come back into the match with a 11-5 win in the second game to level the match at 1-game all. Slight tense encounter so far with a bit of arguing going on with the referees.

Squash, women’s singles: Satomi Watanabe of Japan takes a 2-0 lead over Tanvi Khanna. The Japanese player won the second game 11-6. She needs just one more game to go through to the semi-final.

Squash, mixed doubles: Pallikal and Sandhu lose the first game 7-11 after a series of unforced errors on the part of the Indian pairing. The Filipino duo, though, are pumped up after a stroke was awarded for them to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

Kabaddi, women’s team, Group A, IND 56-23 KOR: The shock draw against Chinese Taipei perhaps served the Indians well. They did not take the Koreans lightly, and came up with a solid 56-23 win. They take on Thailand in the last match in the group stage tomorrow.

Squash: The quarter-finals get underway for India with Tanvi Khanna in women’s singles against Satomi Watanabe of Japan and Dipika Pallikal/Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu in mixed doubles against the Filipino pairing of Jemyca Aribado/Robert Andrew Garcia.

Kabaddi, women’s team, Group A, IND vs KOR:
Little more oomph in the Korean tackling in the early stages of this second half. Still a sizeable gap for the Indians at the moment. India leads 37-13 with 10 minutes to go.

Kabaddi, women’s team, Group A, IND vs KOR: Dominating performance by India in the first half. They lead South Korea 32-9. The end the half with a third all-out. The raiders have been in charge though, with 24 points coming as touch points.

Soft Tennis, Women’s Preliminary: India lose to Vietnam 0-3.

Kabaddi, women’s team, Group A, IND vs KOR: Six minutes left in the first half and India has taken a strong lead so far. But they are not taking their opponents likely. They made that mistake yesterday. India up 15-5 against Korea.

Kabaddi, women’s team, Group A, IND vs KOR: Barely five minutes on the clock and India get the first all-out in the match. The women’s team is up 11-2 over the Koreans.

Badminton, Women’s Doubles: Ashwini Ponappa and Tanisha Crasto advance to the Round of 16 after their opponents retire mid-way in the contest. The Indians were leading 21-2, 12-2 when the Maldives pair pulled out from the match.

Kabaddi, women’s team, Group A, IND vs KOR: The Indian women’s kabaddi team is in action again today. They’ll be looking to get a first win in Hangzhou after the disappoint draw against Chinese Taipei yesterday. However, they take on a strong opponent today, South Korea. But they will need to get a win and top the group stage to avoid a possible semi-final clash against defending champions Iran.

Sport climbing, Men’s Speed Qualification: Aman Verma and Dhiraj Dinkar Birajdar finish 16th and 20th respectively.

While Birajdar fails to qualify for the heat rounds, Aman Verma in the men’s event and Shivpreet Pannu along with Anisha Verma in the women’s event will contest the 1/8 Heat rounds later this evening.

Badminton, Women’s Doubles: The women’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand register a 21-14, 21-12 win over the pair from Maldives. The Indians move into the Round of 16 with this victory.

Archery, Men’s Recurve Individual Quarter-Final: Another heartbreak as the Indian men’s challenge ends in the individual recurve event. The same situation as in the first quarter-final between Das and Qi where the end result needed to be decided by a shoot-out and unfortunately with Bommadevara shooting a 9, Abdullin’s 10 was enough to send the Kazakh archer into the semi-finals. Bommadevara did win the first set, but then oddly missed an arrow in the second and fourth set, which allowed Abdullin to draw the match and force the shoot-out, ultimately emerging successful.

This means that there will be no Indian recurve archer competing for a medal in the individual events any more. The team elimination rounds are still to come where all six teams will begin their hunt for a medal on Wednesday.

Archery, Men’s Recurve Individual Quarter-Final: Heartbreak for Atanu Das as the Indian fails to hold on to his lead and loses the shoot-out against China’s Qi Xiangshuo. Both archers won two sets each and tied the second set, but Qi’s arrow in the shootout was closer to the centre compared to what Das shot.

However, the highest-ranked Indian in recurve archery, Dhiraj Bommadevara is up against Ilfat Abdullin from Kazakhstan in the second quarter-final.

Boxing, Women’s 75kg Semi-Final: Lovlina Borgohain defeats Baison Maneekon by a 5:0 unanimous decision to qualify for the final! The reigning world champion and Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist now has a shot at being an Asian Games gold medalist.

Boxing, Women’s 75kg Semi-final: A closer round between the two but Lovlina continues to lead in Round 2. She needs to continue the momentum in Round 3.

Diving, Men’s 3m Springboard: India’s Siddharth Pardeshi and London Singh finish 16th and 17th respectively in the preliminary round. While Pardeshi notched up 236.35 points, Singh pocketed 207 points. Both of them fail to advance to the final.

Boxing, Women’s 75kg Semi-Final: Excellent start for Lovlina who takes the first round on all five cards!

Boxing: In action now will be Lovlna Borgohain against Baison Maneekon of Thailand in the women’s 75kg semi-final. Nikhat Zareen and Preeti return with a bronze medal each, can Lovlina get a better colour?

Boxing, Women’s 54kg Semi-final: Chang wins by a 5:0 unanimous decision! A spirited effort by Preeti but eventually, the Chinese prevails. It’s a bronze for the 19-year-old in her first outing at the Asian Games.

Badminton, Women’s Singles: India’s Ashmita Chaliha crashes out of the competition in the Round of 32 following a 17-21, 16-21 loss to Indonesia’s Tunjung Gregoria Mariska.

Boxing, Women’s 54kg Semi-Final: After multiple stoppages in play due to Chang’s hair, the momentum is broken for both boxers. Chang still with the lead in Round 2.

Boxing, Women’s 54kg Semi-Final: A close contest but the Chinese boxer takes a 4-1 lead in Round 1. Preeti isn’t doing much wrong but Chang is landing the cleaner punches.

Boxing: In action now is Preeti in the women’s 54kg semi-final against China’s Yuan Chang. Can Preeti defeat the local favourite?

Canoeing, Women’s Kayak Single 500m: India’s Soniya Devi is eighth to cross the finish line with a time of 2:14.555.

Canoeing, Women’s Kayak Four 500m: The Indian team of Soniya Devi, Parvathy Geetha, Oinam Binita Chanu, and Dimita Devi finished eighth with a timing of 1:55.420s.

Canoeing, Women’s Double Sprint 200m: The Indian pair of Kaveri and Neha Devi finished eighth, clocking 51.479s.

Squash: A close encounter but Abhay Singh and Anahat Singh dispatch the Hong Kong duo of Tong and Tang in straight games, winning their Pool D group encounter 11-10, 11-8.

Soft tennis, women’s Group A: The Indian women’s team beat Mongolia 3-0 in the group stage.

Tushita Singh and Raga Sri KM beat Khongorzul Ganbold and Namuunkhuslen Erdembileg 5-1. Aadhya Tiwari then beat Chinmurun Bataa 4-2. In the last match, Anusha Nelakuditi and Nikita Bishnoi beat Enkhlen Ganzorig and Nandintesetseg Batbayar 5-1.

Soft tennis, men’s Group A: The Indian men’s team lost 1-2 to Thailand. Aditya Dubey and Rohit Dhiman lost 0-5 to Anawat Geraprasitt and Sippakorn Thongngiu in the first match. Jay Meena then beat Supakit Jaroensil 4-0, before Aniket Patel and Rajveer Amaliyar lost 1-5 to Kawin Yannarit and Phakkapon Thienchaipong.

Sport climbing, Women’s Speed Qualification: Anisha Verma and Shivpreet Pannu finish in 13th and 14th place respectively with Pannu suffering a fall in the climb in Lane A.

Archery: Having already set a new Games record with his 150 in the quarter-final against Akbarali Karabayev, Ojas Pravin Deotale equals it again in the semi-final with a stunning performance against Yang Jaewon of South Korea. He beats Yang 150-146 and sets up an all-Indian affair, meeting Verma in the gold medal match on Saturday.

This means that India are assured a gold and silver in the compound men’s individual event. Verma was the last compound archer to win an individual medal at the Asian Games, winning silver in 2014.

Squash: Up next is Abhay Singh and Anahat Singh against Hong Kong’s Tong Tsz Wing and Tang Ming Hong as they hope to continue their winning run in the mixed doubles Pool D stage.

Athletics, men’s decathlon, pole vault: Tejaswin Shankar managed to get his personal best, 4.1m, but he finishes last in the pole vault discipline. China’s Sun Qihao tops the event with a season best of 5.0m. With it, he overtakes Shankar in the overall standings with 6522 points. Shankar is in second place with 6431, ahead of Japan’s Yuma Maruyama on 6223.

That’s it for the morning decathlon events. In the evening, the remaining two events will take place – javelin throw and the 1500m run.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: India win by 23 runs to qualify for the semi-finals!
Bishnoi picks up three while Arshdeep and Avesh pick up two each. The Nepal batters never really got going. Kushal Bhutel, Kushal Malla and Sundeep Jora put up some resistance but could not sustain. Nepal 179/9 (20)

Bridge, Men’s Team Semi-final Session 1: The Indian team defeats hosts China 62-22. Remember, they have already secured a medal in the event having made it to the semi-finals.

Archery: Bit of a fumble but Abhishek Verma does well to hold on to a two-point lead and makes his way into the gold medal match in the men’s compound individual event, beating South Korea’s Joo Jaehoon 147-145.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: WICKET! Avesh Khan gets his second. Nepal lose their seventh wicket. They need 47 off 18 balls and the target is going out of their reach. Nepal 156/7 (17)

Badminton, Women’s Singles: PV Sindhu moves into the Round of 16 with a 21-10, 21-15 win over Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Wen-Chi.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 13-0 Hong Kong, China, FT: And that is the end of India’s pool stage matches! A fine 13-0 win over Hong Kong, China whose tournament ends without scoring a single goal. India had three different hat-trick scorers today. They end the pool stage with 10 points from three wins and a draw. Janekke Schopman’s team scored a whopping 33 goals while conceding only one. With Malaysia and South Korea to battle for second place, India will top the pool unless either Malaysia or South Korea manage to beat the other by 23 goals at least.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 13-0 Hong Kong, China, Q4: Three quick goals from India. Sangita Kumari gets her brace before Navneet Kaur scores her first from a powerful low drive from a PC. Minutes later, Deepika gets a well-deserved hat-trick of her own from another PC.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 10-0 Hong Kong, China, Q4: Goal no 10 for India and it’s another PC goal. It’s Deepika this time and my word that’s a good drag-flick. Low and hard to near the keeper’s body and it finds the gap between her right arm and leg to go into goal.

Squash: Pallikal and Sandhu take 15 minutes to beat Sugimoto and Endo 11-5, 11-5 in their mixed doubles Pool A match.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: WICKETS! Ravi Bishnoi picks two in an over as Kushal Mallanad Rohit Paudel depart. Nepal 77/4 (11)

Archery: After leading by one point until the start of the fifth end, Aditi Gopichand Swami shoots 7-9-10 to lose 146-149 to Jyothi Surekha Vennam. Swami will contest the bronze medal match while Vennam will hope to bring India a first gold in archery, in Hangzhou, in the individual final, both on Saturday.

Next up is Abhishek Verma in the men’s compound individual semi-final against Joo Jaehoon of South Korea. Ojas Pravin Deotale will also compete in the semi-final against Yang Jaewon, also of South Korea.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 9-0 Hong Kong, China, Q4: Vandana Katariya has her hat-trick! A well taken goal from the forward that. Powerful reverse stick which nutmegged the keeper.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 8-0 Hong Kong, China, Q3: Deep Grace Ekka on the double. Neha wins a penalty corner. Ekka flick the ball from the injection towards the right of the keeper and it takes a touch of a defender before going into goal

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 7-0 Hong Kong, China, Q3: Vaishnavi Phalke joins the party! India pull out a good routine from a penalty corner. Phalke injects it to the second castle where Deepika dummies it. Monika pushes it to Deep Grace Ekka who has a nice view of goal. She slaps it towards the near post where Phalke deflects the ball into goal.

Athletics, men’s decathlon, pole vault: Tejaswin Shankar fails to clear the 4.2m height and his morning is over. He has currently dropped down to fourth in the six-man pole vault event in decathlon. But two more athletes are yet to begin. It’s likely he will finish last in this event.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: WICKET! Avesh Khan gets the breakthrough as Aasif Sheikh departs. Nepal 29/1 (3.4)

Squash: Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu are now in action against the Japanese pair of Risa Sugimoto and Tomotaka Endo in their mixed doubles Pool A encounter.

Canoe Sprint: The duo of Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam win bronze in the men’s canoe double 1000m final, finishing behind Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan with a timing of 3:53.329. This is India’s first medal in canoe sprint in Hangzhou.

Athletics, men’s decathlon, pole vault: Tejaswin Shankar just about clears 4.1m to stay in the decathlon pole vault event. That’s his personal best. He will go for 4.2m now. Three more athletes are yet to start - they will begin at a bigger height.

Badminton, Men’s Singles: HS Prannoy, who is in action for the first time, since the team semi-final against South Korea, cruises into the Round of 16 with a 21-9, 21-12 win over Mongolia’s Munkhbat Batdavaa in just 25 minutes.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 6-0 Hong Kong, China, HT: A dominant first half performance from India in the first half. Five different scorers and six goals. Goalkeeper Savita Punia had no saves to make at all.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 6-0 Hong Kong, China, Q2: Goal no 6 for India! Monika runs into the circle with teammates on either side ahead of her. She plays it to Sangita Kumari on the right who slots it past the onrushing keeper.

Archery: It’s five perfect scores from the current world champion Ojas Pravin Deotale and he moves straight into the semi-finals after an eight-point victory over Akbarali Karabayev of Kazakhstan.
With this, all four compound archers from India have progressed to the semi-final stage and India are assured of at least two medals in the compound individual events.

Athletics, men’s decathlon, pole vault: Tejaswin Shankar clears the 4.0m mark in the decathlon pole vault event. Still a long way to go in this contest.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 5-0 Hong Kong, China, Q2: Oh what a goal from Katariya! From a difficult angle, she lets go off a reverse hit which evades the keeper and slams against the side of the goal. Superb finish that.

Archery: It takes a bit longer than it did for the women, but Abhishek Verma wins the shoot-off against Andrey Tyutyun of Kazakhstan. After finishing five ends with tied scores of 147-147, Verma shot a 10 that was closer to the centre than Tyutyun’s 10 arrow.

The Indian makes it through to the semi-final stage where he’ll meet Joo Jaehoon from South Korea.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: India finish with 202/4. Rinku Singh ensures a late flourish to end the innings on a high. After Jaiswal’s explosive batting, the rest of the batter struggled to get going on this pitch. But Rinku and Shivam Dube managed to take India to a formidable total. India 202/4 (20)

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 4-0 Hong Kong, China: After seeing themselves being denied twice before from penalty corners, India finally get past the Hong Kong goalkeeper. Deep Grace Ekka goes across to the top left corner to score India’s fourth of the quarter.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 3-0 Hong Kong, China: Make it three! Lalremsiami runs with the ball along the baseline and squares it behind where there a couple of her teammate ready and waiting. Deepika is not able to bring the pass under control but Monika, behind her, stops it and slams it into goal.

Athletics, men’s decathlon, pole vault: With three events to go, Tejaswin Shankar is still at the top of the leaderboard. He has scored 5786 points, ahead of China’s Sun Qihao (5612) and Thailand’s Suttisak Singkhon (5468).

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 2-0 Hong Kong, China: India double their lead! A nice team goal that. Driving toward goal, Neha plays it to Katariya to her right. The forward then squares it up to Deepika who slaps the ball in goal.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: WICKET! Jaiswal departs immediately after a well-made century. Airee gets his second wicket. India 150/3 (16.1)

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 1-0 Hong Kong, China: India take the lead inside two minutes! The very impressive Vaishnavi Phalke jinxes inside the circle and shoots. The ball cannons off the far post but Vandana Katariya is at hand to tap the ball into the goal.

Sepaktakraw, Men’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B: Heartbreak for India as they lose 16-21, 21-16, 16-21 to South Korea. They finish level on points with South Korea as well in Group B with two wins and two losses and will not progress into the semi-finals.

Hockey, women’s Pool A, India vs Hong Kong, China: Savita Punia and co take on Hong Kong, China in their final pool A match. The Indians have all but ensured themselves of a place in the semi-finals. After their 1-1 draw against South Korea in their last match, India need a big win to ensure they top the pool ahead of the Koreans on goal difference.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: CENTURY for Yashasvi Jaiswal! Gets it off just 48 balls He’s just been in superb touch today. Anything that comes his way is converted into a boundary. Even as he continued to lose partners on the other end, he was intent on getting the big one. India 148/3 (15.5)

Archery: Next up is veteran Abhishek Verma in the men’s compound quarter-final, against Andrey Tyutyun of Kazakhstan. Verma won the individual silver in 2014 and the team silver in 2018.

Athletics, men’s decathlon, discus throw: A good outing for Tejaswin Shankar in the discus throw. He posts his personal best throw of 39.28m with his second attempt and finishes third. With 5786 points, the Indian is still in the lead with the pole vault, javelin throw and 1500m left.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: WICKET! Tilak Varma also departs. Sompal Kami with the breakthrough. Nepal are pegging India back. India 111/2 (11.4)

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: WICKET! Tilak Varma also departs. Sompal Kami with the breakthrough. Nepal are pegging India back. India 111/2 (11.4)

Athletics, men’s 4x400m relay: India, the Asian record holders, breeze into the final to lay down the challenge. The team of Muhammed Yahiya, Nihal William, Amoj Jacob and Mijo Kurian clock 3:03.81 to finish first in heat 1 and qualify for the final.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: WICKET! Gaikwad departs for 25. With Jaiswal leading the charge with the bat, Gaikwad barely got the chance to take strike. Dipendra Singh Airee takes the wicket as Rohit Paudel takes the catch to break the 103-run opening partnership. Joining Jaiswal on crease is Tilak Varma. India 103/1 (9.5)

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: A quickfire fifty off just 22 balls for Jaiswal! No surprises there. He’s just explosive with the bat, we have seen that time and again when he opens for Rajasthan Royals. India have raced to 76/0 in 7 overs.

Kabaddi, men’s event, Group A, IND vs BAN: Strong and confident performance by the Indian men’s team to get their campaign off to a flying start. The coach even had a chance to give players on the bench a run-in. But this is just the first step back on the road to redemption. India beat Bangladesh 55-18.

Athletics, women’s 800m: KM Chanda and Harmilan Bains win their respective heats to qualify for the final. Different approaches from both the Indians. Chanda led from start to finish to top heat 1 with a time of 2:07.38. Bains, in a heat featuring faster runners, tracked Sri Lanka’s Gayanthika Artigala and Bahrain’s Marta Yota for much of the race before taking off in the final 100m and winning the heat with a time of 2:06.62.

Kabaddi, men’s event, Group A, IND vs BAN:
Just under 6 minutes to go in this match, and India has continued to dominate. They’re up 52-13 against Bangladesh.

Archery: A brilliant Games-record equalling performance from the senior and U18 world champion Aditi Gopichand Swami who beats Amaya Amparo Conjuangco 149-143 to move into the semi-final stage.

This win also means that Aditi will face off against her compatriot and teammate Jyothi Surekha Vennam in the semi-final stage later today.

Kabaddi, men’s event, Group A, IND vs BAN: Coach E Bhaskaran has shuffled the troops from the bench for the second half. But India continues to dominate Bangladesh. Sachin Tanwar, within the first few minutes, helps himself to a super raid with three touch points. India up 33-10.

Athletics, Men’s Decathlon, 110m hurdles: The first discipline of the day is the men’s 110m hurdles. Tejaswin Shankar, who took the lead last evening after winning the high jump and 400m race, finishes fifth with a time of 14.78s.

Archery: Next up is Aditi Gopichand Swami, the senior and U18 world champion, against Amaya Amparo Cojuangco of the Philippines.

Kabaddi, men’s event, Group A, IND vs BAN: Lots of smiles at the end of the first half. Bangladesh did start to get back into the game, led by their defence, but India wrestled back control right at the end. They lead 24-9 at halftime.

Archery: Easy does it for Jyothi Surekha Vennam who progresses into the semi-finals with a 147-144 win over Kazakhstan’s Adel Zhexenbinova. Vennam shot only 3 9s compared to the 6 9s that Zhexenbinova shot across five ends.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: Here’s the India starting XI – Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, TIlak Varma, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rinku Singh, Sai Kishore, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh.

Kabaddi, men’s event, Group A, IND vs BAN: One big super tackle over Pawan Sehrawat, but India remains unbothered at the moment. They lead Bangladesh 17-4 with 9 minutes left to go in the first half.

Athletics: India have been enjoying a fruitful campaign in athletics so far with the track and field stars winning 16 medals over three days. The action resumes today with Indian athletes to compete in three events in the morning. Tejaswin Shankar, who leads the men’s decathlon standings, will be in action in the 110m hurdles, the discus throw and the pole vault. Harmilan Bains, who won silver in the 1500m event, will be in action in the women’s 800m heats along with Asian Athletics Championships silver medallist KM Chanda. The men’s 4x400m relay team will also be in action in their heat.

Archery: First up is Jyothi Surekha Vennam against Adel Zhexenbinova of Kazakhstan.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: India win the toss and opt to bat first.

Archery: Six archers, four in compound and two in recurve will be competing in the individual quarter-finals today in the hopes of confirming a medal for India.

Kabaddi, men’s event, Group A, IND vs BAN: Just under 8 minutes on the clock, and India has started strongly. They lead 12-2 against Bangladesh.

Cricket, men’s quarter-final, IND vs NEP: In action now are Ruturaj Gaikwad’s India who will take on Nepal. Nepal are currently top of the table in Group A with four points. As India play their first match here, the aim will be to replicate the success of the women’s team and get the gold. It’s a largely young side but possesses plenty of stars from the Indian Premier League.

Kabaddi, men’s event, Group A, IND vs BAN: After 28 years of dominance in the men’s kabaddi event at the Asian Games, the images of a battered and bruise Ajay Thakur, and the shattered expressions from the rest of the team, along with an unthinkable bronze was all that was left from the 2018 campaign. Now, Pawan Sehrawat and Co will be looking to erase those memories. India begins its campaign against Bangladesh.

Medal Tally: India is comfortably perched in fourth position at the start of October 3. The contingent has won 60 medals so far, 13 gold, 24 silver and 23 bronze. How much more will it increase by today?

Watch this space!

Hello and welcome to Scroll’s coverage of Day 10 of the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou!

The Indian contingent, on Monday, got to 60 medals in total – 13 gold, 24 silver and 23 bronze. That tally is expected to increase yet again when the action from Hangzhou continues.

The Indian men’s kabaddi team begins its campaign first thing in the morning, at 6am IST, in the hunt to earn back the spot at the top of the podium. The men’s cricket team also begins their campaign in the quarter-final, where they take on Nepal.

There is plenty of action in boxing, badminton, squash, archery and athletics.

Stay tuned!

Live action on Sony Sports Network and SonyLIV

Screenshots via SonyLIV and the official 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games website