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Table Tennis Commonwealth Games result: Sharath Kamal clinches GOLD with 4-1 win in the final

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 08, 2022 18:02 IST

Achanta Sharath Kamal wins 4-1 vs Liam Pitchford to clinch GOLD!

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18:02 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Only one medal match remaining to culminate India's campaign at CWG 2022, follow the India vs Australia gold medal match through the blog above! 👆

17:57 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Achanta Sharath Kamal wins GOLD for India!!!! 

Sharath Kamal wins 11-13, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 vs England's Liam Pitchford. 

The legend steps up yet again, and he's running and jumping everywhere on the court! What an absolute legend of the game, he's won his third gold of CWG!

17:56 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Anti climax! 

England's Liam Pitchford is waiting for a review on the ball touching Sharath Kamal's shirt, last point is under question! 

Well, well! It seems like the ball did touch the Indian's shirt, and Pitchford is given the point. Sharath still in the lead at 10-7 in Game 5. 

17:54 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 5:

Sharath 9 - 7 Liam

A wide topspin from Sharath Kamal, Pitchford is late to react with the forehand and the ball goes off the bottom of his racquet and under the table. 

17:53 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 5:

Sharath 8 - 7 Liam

Liam Pitchford now slowly starting to get into a rhythm, only a point away from Kamal. 

17:51 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 5:

Sharath 7 - 5 Liam

Back-to-back points now for Liam, who does well to pick off Sharath's serve as stretch the Indian away from the court to force an error off his forehand return. 

17:50 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 5:

Sharath 6 - 3 Liam

A point each for both men as they commit similar errors, hitting the ball a little too hard to send it out of the court. 

17:49 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 5:

Sharath 5 - 1 Liam

Kamal now running away with the game, he's catching Liam wrong-footed twice within two points, and the Englishman looks a bit weared out now. 

17:48 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 5:

Sharath 3 - 1 Liam

Liam pulls back a point as Sharath misses the smash, but the Indian firmly in the lead. 

17:48 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 5:

Sharath 2-0 Liam

Two early errors by Liam, as he overhits both top spin attempts and the ball lands out of court. 

17:47 (IST)8 AUG 2022

RIght then, Sharath Kamal needs one more game win. Can he seal it with a victory in Game 5?

17:46 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 4:

Sharath 11-6 Liam

Sharath wins the fourth game and takes a massive 3-1 lead! He just needs one more game to win the gold.

17:45 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 4:

Sharath 10-6 Liam

Four game points for Sharath after Liam nets in another forehand.

17:45 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 4:

Sharath 8-6 Liam

Liam has found his rhythm but Sharath will not want to give away this lead.

17:44 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 4:

Sharath 7-5 Liam

Sharath is using his topspin to combat Liam's strokes

17:41 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 4:

Sharath 6-4 Liam

A little fightback from Liam as he starts hitting with more depth

17:40 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 4:

Sharath 5-1 Liam

Sharath's shot tolerance is paying off, Liam just cannot rally at the moment.

17:39 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 4:

Sharath 3-1 Liam

Sharath is just staying in the rallies here and waiting for Liam to overhit the ball. So far this tactic has worked out for him.

17:36 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 3:

Sharath 11-2 Liam

Sharath wraps up the third game in style and takes a vital lead here. Liam needs to play with controlled aggression and not just spray errors on every second ball.

17:35 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 3:

Sharath 9-2 Liam

Liam continues to spray errors. Sharath with a 7 point lead.

17:35 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 3:

Sharath 7-2 Liam

Sharath is running through Liam here. The third game is not far away.

17:34 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 3:

Sharath 5-1 Liam

Sharath is finding winners with ease here. Can he maintain this level throughout the final?

17:33 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 3:

Sharath 3-0 Liam

Sharath is cruising at the moment. Liam under pressure here.

17:30 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 2:

Sharath 11-7 Liam

Kamal strikes back and wins the second game! It's all square in the gold medal match.

17:30 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 2:

Sharath 9-7 Liam

Sharath uses Liam's power on his backhand and stuns him with a down the line winner.

17:29 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 2:

Sharath 8-6 Liam

Sharath goes inside out on his forehand this time to take a two point lead!

17:28 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 2:

Sharath 6-6 Liam

The end-to-end battle continues as both players are playing with controlled aggression.

17:26 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 2:

Sharath 4-3 Liam

Fantastic play from Sharath Kamal! His forehand is firing and making Liam run all around the board. 

17:25 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 2:

Sharath 1-3 Liam

Pitchford is off to a solid start.

17:23 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1:

Sharath 11-13 Liam

First blood to Liam Pitchford! He hammers in a cross-court forehand winner to bag the first game and take a lead in the final.

17:22 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1:

Sharath 11-12 Liam

Liam forces a backhand error to get the game point

17:22 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1: 

Sharath 11-11 Liam

A backhand error from Liam makes it deuce again.

17:21 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1:

Sharath 10-11 Liam

Liam's backhand is peaking here and he steals the game point from Sharath.

17:21 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1:Sharath 10-10 Liam

Deuce in the first game!

17:21 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1:

Sharath 9-9 Liam

These two are giving nothing away to each other and the first game is going down the wire here.

17:19 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1:

Sharath 8-8 Liam

Liam's defence is saving him and winning the big points for him. Crucial points coming up.

17:19 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1:

Sharath 7-6 Liam

The end-to-end battle continues.

17:18 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1: 

Sharath 5-5 Liam

Sharath and Liam have been very dominant on their service points so far.

17:17 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1:

Sharath 5-3 Liam

Sharath wins a couple of big points.

17:16 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Game 1:

Sharath 3-3 Liam

Aggresive start from both players so far.

17:15 (IST)8 AUG 2022

The players are making their way to the court and the final is underway!

16:01 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live blog for the Gold Medal Match of Men's Table Tennis.

Right then. Sharath Kamal has had a long and eventful CWG so far but today he will be fighting for something he hasn't won since 2006- a singles gold at the Commonwealth Games. In his illustrious career, the 40-year-old veteran has won plenty of silverware but nothing gets better than an individual gold. He will soon be locking horns with Liam Pitchford of England as his hunt for gold continues. 

Sharath Kamal has had to fight hard to make it this far into the competition. After securing golds in the team event and mixed doubles, he has to battle out against the number 2 seed for the ultimate prize. A gritty victory against Paul Drinkhall in the semi-finals must have been satisfying but he will be up against an even tougher opponent today. Stay tuned for the live updates, the match is scheduled to begin at 4:25 PM IST.
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