GOLD COAST: India were off to a disappointing start in lawn bowls events of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast on Wednesday after both Krishna Xalxo and the women's Pairs team losing their respective matches.
In men's singles sectional play, Krishna failed to open his account against New Zealand's Shannon McIlroy to go down 0-21 in a tie that only lasted for nine rounds.
Mcilroy began his domination right from the start even as the Indian was struggling to open his scoring at Broadbeach here.
With the loss, Krishna's journey at the Commonwealth Games men's singles events have come to an end.
Meanwhile, in women's pairs sectional play round 4, India's Lovely Choubey and Rupa Rani Tirkey went down narrowly 17-19 to South African duo of Nicolene Neal and Colleen Piketh.
India had earlier beaten Jersey 22-12 in round 2 and in round 1, the Indian duo won over Wales 20-16. They, however, lost the round 3 tie against Northern Ireland 14-15 on Tuesday.