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Commonwealth Games 2018 - Lawn Bowls Singles Live - Jo Edwards vs Pinki

India 16-20 New Zealand
Updated: 05 April 2018 06:52 IST - Published: 04 April 2018 23:40 IST
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Pinki has put up a good fight against Edwards, but the New Zealander has raced ahead, and is nearing her first win of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. IND 16-20 NZ
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Edwards has now raced away into a big lead against Pinki, as she is just three points from a win! IND 13-18 NZ
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Pinki pounces right back into contention, as she clinches 3 points from End 18. IND 11-14 NZ
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A strong showing by Edwards puts her in a big lead after End 17. She now has a 6-point lead! IND 8-14 NZ
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Pinki pulls two points back, to put herself back in contention. IND 8-10 NZ
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Edwards races into the 4-point lead yet again, after End 13. IND 6-10 NZ
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Pinki pulls one point back! She needs three more points to draw level now! IND 6-9 NZ
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Edwards takes another couple of points, as she races into a 4-point lead! IND 5-9 NZ
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Edwards has now raced into a slender lead against Pinki, though the Indian is not even near to being out of contention here. IND 5-7 NZ
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It has been neck and neck between Pinki and Edwards here. We apologise for the delay in updates. We've been facing a few technical difficulties. Its all tied at 4-4!
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But Pinki gets the higher score (3-2) from End 4, to race into the lead. IND 3-2 NZ
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End 3 up next, and Edwards gets the better score to go back into the lead. IND 1-2 NZ
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But Pinki draws level from End 2, here. Its all tied at 1-1!
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Edwards takes the early lead, as she takes the first point. IND 0-1 NZ
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Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Commonwealth Games, as we get underway with Lawn Bowls. Its Pinki of India, who takes on Jo Edwards of New Zealand int he first match of the championship. Let the games begin...
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India begins their quest for gold in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with a game of Lawn Bowls. Lawn Bowls or Bowls is an event which is like curling in nature, i.e., the players have to roll biased balls so as to make them carefully stop near the target. 

Usually played on a rectangular field with levelled grass and a player has to reach a specific target (21) in singles. In a team scenario-pairs, triples or fours, the team with a higher score at the end of the match wins. 

In the first match, Pinki will come up against Jo Edwards of New Zealand. The player hailing from Delhi competed in Glasgow as well, 4 years ago. Pinki previously participated in team events before making her singles debut this year. 

Pinki will face Edwards of New Zealand before competing against Katherine Rednall of England on the same day.
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