Commonwealth Games, Day 1 Live Updates: It has been a good day so far for India so far at the CWG 2022. In badminton, PV Sindhu starred as India thrashed Pakistan 5-0 in a Mixed Team Group A match. Apart from Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and the three doubles teams also won their respective rubbers against Pakistan. The Indian women’s hockey team too started its campaign with a 5-0 win over Ghana.
In another big development, swimmer Srihari Nataraj qualified for the semi-finals of 100m backstroke with a timing of 54.68 seconds. In another major win by an Indian, boxer Shiva Thapa defeated Pakistan’s Suleiman Baloch 5-0 in 63kg.
The Indian women’s TT team started off the campaign with a bang by defeating South Africa 3-0 in their first group match and then registering a 3-0 win against Fiji in their second game, while the men’s team beat Barbados. India’s Anahat Singh, 14, won her squash Round of 64 match against Jada Ross from St Vincent and the Grenadines, while the men’s table tennis team has also started strong against Singapore in its second match. India, however, tasted defeats in lawn bowls, swimming (50m butterfly and 400m freestyle) and cycling events. Also, the India women’s cricket team lost to Australia by three wickets. The opening day can go a long way in setting a good tone for the Indian contingent in the event.