India won its second medal in the Lawn Bowls event at the Commonwealth Games 2022 as the men's fours team of Sunil Bahadur (lead), Navneet Singh (second), Chandan Kumar Singh (third) and Dinesh Kumar (skip), bagged the silver medal in Birmingham on Saturday.
The Indian team lost to Northern Ireland in the men's fours final 5-18 and settled with second place in the competition. After the Lawn Bowls silver, India's present tally is 29 at CWG 2022 with 9 gold, 11 silver and nine bronze medals.
This was India's second medal in the Lawn Bowls event at the CWG 2022 after the women’s fours team won the historic gold on Tuesday after they defeated South Africa 17-10 in the final The four-woman team included Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia, and Rupa Rani had scripted an incredible comeback after being down 10-12 at one point to register the historic win.
The Indian men's fours side also had an impressive run so far in the competition. They suffered a defeat against the home team England with a score of 11-20 in the group stage. Then they registered convincing wins against Fiji (14-11) and Cook Islands (20-10) and secured them a birth in the quarter-final.
India then defeated Canada 14-12 in the quarters and then took down England with a nail-biting 13-12 victory in the semi-final round. In the final, India didn’t have a great start as they were down 7-0 against Northern Ireland. India finally managed to get their first point after five ends, as they continued their struggles against aggressive Northern Ireland. The Irish improved their lead to seven points (12-5) after 10 ends.
The Northern Ireland team comprised of Cam Barkley (lead), Adam McKeown (second), Ian McClure (third) and Martin McHugh (skip) further pushed away India's chances in the next four ends, winning six more points to beat the Indian side 18-5.