Gold Coast: Jamaica defeated Indian eves 66-57 in a preliminary round Pool B match of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Right from the word start, India never looked in the contention as they were outplayed in every department of the game. Captain Shireen Limaye (18 points) and power forward Jeena Skaria (12 points), however, tried to make things even but failed in doing due to lack of support. Jamaica won the rebounding battle handsomely which include 19 offensive rebounds.
India will now play Malaysia on Saturday and New Zealand on April 8.
Earlier in the day, Indian cyclists finished on a disappointing note in all three qualifying events which they participated at the Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast. In the men`s Team Sprint qualifying, the trio of Ranjit Singh, Sahil Kumar and SanurajSanandaraj finished at the penultimate seventh spot with an overall timing of 46.174 seconds. New Zealand and England will fight out for the gold medal in the event.
In the women`s Team Sprint, the duo of Deborah Herold and Aleena Reji consumed 35.309 seconds to finish a disappointing last spot after the Canadian team was disqualified. Australia and New Zealand will battle it out for the gold medal in the event.