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Commonwealth Games
Indian men's hockey team qualifies for the semi-finals at Commonwealth Games 2018
With fresh hopes of grabbing a flurry of medals, India set foot on day 6 of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, on Tuesday.

Currently third in the medals tally with 10 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals, India stands only behind Australia and England.

In a thrilling game, Indian men’s hockey team qualified for the semi-finals after defeating Malaysia 2-1 in a Pool B match. With one preliminary match to go, Indian men’s hockey team is on top of Pool B with seven points from three matches. They will play their last pool match against second placed England on Wednesday. Although India will go through to the next stage irrespective of the result of the match, to avoid a clash with the top team from Pool A, which is likely to be Australia, India needs to win the match to advance as pool winner.

India is assured of another medal with boxer Amit Phangal marching into the semi-finals after defeating Scotland’s Aqeel Ahmed in a split 4-1 verdict in the quarter-finals of the 46-49 kg category. 

Reigning Commonwealth Games champion pair of Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa  made their work short as they beat Madina Zafar and Faiza Zafar of Pakistan 2-1 with scores 10-11, 11-0, 11-1 to surge ahead. In another squash event Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal thrashed Guyana’s Mary Fung-A-Fat and Jason-Ray Khalil 11-3, 11-3 in their maiden Pool E mixed doubles match. 

To everyone’s disappointment, India failed to win any medal in men's 50m rifle prone finals after Chain Singh finished 4th with 204.8 points and Gagan Narang 7th with 142.3 points.

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