Australia is on the back foot early in the women’s T20 against India, with four wickets tumbling in the first five overs.
Alyssa Healy departed for a duck on the second ball of the innings and was quickly followed by skipper Meg Lanning (8), Beth Mooney (10) and Tahlia McGrath (14).
Chasing a tough but gettable target of 155 thanks to an outstanding knock of 52 from India captain Harmanpreet Kaur, the Aussies have an almighty task to hang in the match.
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Kyle Chalmers was the fastest in the men’s butterfly 50m, clocking in with 23.45 with fellow Aussie Matt Temple finishing with 23.70 as Cody Simpson also booked a berth in the semi-finals of the event.
Simpson’s girlfriend Emma Mckeon also enjoyed a sizzling performance in the women’s 100m butterfly heat and clocked in with a time of 57:34, the fastest of anyone in the heats.
Ariane Titmus had no troubles finishing first in her heat for the women’s 200m freestyle, touching the wall at 1:55:68.
Titmus will be joined in the final by Mollie O’Callaghan who clocked in with a time of 1:56:65 alongside Madi Wilson with 1:56:93.
All three came first in their respective heats and will be the top three going into the 200m freestyle final.
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Mack Horton finished second-fastest in the heats as he booked a spot in the men’s 400m freestyle final alongside Elijah Winnington and Sam Short.
Horton and Short came second in their respective heats while Winnington took first place in his, but Horton’s time was quicker than the others.
The Australian men’s Rugby Sevens decimated Jamaica 62-0, with Wallabies star Samu Kerevi bagging a first-half hat-trick.
The men’s stunning show came hot on the heels of the women’s Rugby Sevens, as they defeated South Africa 38-0 with Charlotte Caslick and Maddison Levi both bagging two-try hauls each.
It was also a blistering start for the women’s table tennis team, as Jian Fang Lay won in straight sets and the doubles won to give Australia a 2-0 lead over Malaysia, needing one more win to advance.
In the cricket, India are looking the goods against Australia having won the toss and elected to bat.
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Australians will also get their first taste of netball action at 11pm when the Diamonds face Barbados in their first pool match.
The night comes to a close with another shot at a medal, this time it is Sophie Linn, Charlotte McShane and Natalie von Coevorden in the Women’s Sprint Distance Final.
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