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India are assured of a second medal in the lawn bowls competition after the men’s fours reached the final of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday. The quartet of Lully Chaubey (lead), Pinky (second), Nenmuni Saikia (third) and Rupa Rani Turki (slip) helped India to a historic gold by defeating South Africa 17-10 in the women’s fours final on Tuesday. delivered It’s the turn of the men’s team to follow their female counterparts. The men’s quartet of Sunil Bahadur (lead), Navneet Singh (second), Chandan Kumar Singh (third) and Dinesh Kumar (skip) defeated hosts England by a narrow margin of 13-12 in the semi-finals to give India at least Silver medal assured. .
Earlier in the day, the women’s pair of Loli Chaube and Nenmoni Saikai crashed out of the Games after losing in the quarterfinals.
The Indian duo lost 18-14 to England’s Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharoah.
Chaubey and Saikai led on two occasions, 5-2 after the first four rounds and 8-6 after the final nine.
However, they squandered an early advantage and allowed English duo Tolchard (lead) and Pharoah (skip) to make a strong comeback.
After the 10th round, England went ahead and extended their lead and eventually emerged victorious.
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