England claim silver in the Women’s Bowls Pairs final at the Commonwealth Games
England claim silver in the Women’s Bowls Pairs final at the Commonwealth Games after Australia secured the comeback win…with the hosts still trailing Aussie rivals in the Games medal table
- Team England finished second in the Women’s Bowls Final at Leamington Spa
- Australia claimed gold in dramatic Commonwealth Games encounter
- England sent the game to sudden death before Australia bounced back
Team England have expanded their medals at the 2022 Commmonwealth Games in Birmingham after taking silver in the Bowls Pairs final.
Duo Amy Pharaoh and Sophie Tolchard finished on the podium after losing to Australia in the sports final.
Australia, led by Ellen Ryan and Kristina Krstic, was pushed all the way to the gold medal when the English pharaoh forced the game to sudden death.
England finished second in the Women’s Lawn Bowls Pairs Final at the Commonwealth Games
Team Australia won the gold medal encounter as England took the victors to sudden death
Pharaoh then repeated her exploits with a stunning effort that gave England an early lead.
However, Australia responded with their own last-ditch winner to take the win over England as Ryan’s last throw took her country gold in the thrilling 19-18 win.
Australia’s Ellen Ryan won her country’s gold medal with her last throw in the final
England originally took the lead in the event’s sudden death before succumbing to Australia
Second place brings England’s medal standings on the green to four in total at the Commonwealth Games.
The hosts are second in the tournament medal tally, but are now just 12 medals behind table toppers Australia.
The tournament leaders took 144 medals and England reached 132 after the Bowls final.
Both countries maintain a strong lead over third place Canada.