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Bowls - 08. October 2010.

Chasing a medal

XIX Commonwealth Games: Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex, New Delhi, India

Chasing a medal

Australia's Lynsey Armitage and Natasha Van Eldik are one win away from rolling for a medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, despite suffering a surprise loss at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex this afternoon (8/10).

Having defeated New Zealand's Manu Timoti and Jan Khan 8-4, 14-2 in the morning session, Armitage and Van Eldik could have sewn up top spot in Pool A, but let a golden opportunity slip after being upset by Zambia's Matimba Like and Foster Banda 6-9, 17-3, 2-3.

Nonetheless, the Australians can still ensure a direct route through to the semi-finals, provided they can defeat the Cook Islands' Tugane Tere and Tangata Tokorangi in straight sets tomorrow (9/10) during their final group match commencing at 6pm AEDST.

In hot pursuit, however, is Timoti and Khan and South Africa's Brunhilde Rossouw and Colleen Webb, who are level on points with the Australians, but trail on the count back system.

"We just got pipped in the tie-break, Tash nearly got it with her last bowl which would have been nice, but the good news is we're still top," Armitage said.

"It's nice to know that we've got our destiny in our own hands."
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