India squandered a promising start to narrowly go down 11-13 to Malta in the lawn bowls women's Fours quarter-final at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.
The Indian team comprising Farzana Khan, Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey and Nayanmoni Saikia led till 11-7 but then found themselves on the backfoot with the Malta side making a brilliant comeback in the final stages to cut down the deficit.
Earlier, India outplayed Fiji 24-9 in Fours sectional play to advance to the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, in men's pairs Sectional Play, India lost 7-17 to Norfolk Island at the Broadbeach here.
Earlier, India defeated South Africa 18-17 in men's Triples Sectional Play.
The team comprising Chandan Singh, Sunil Bahdur and Dinesh Kumar, started slowly but picked pace gradually to occupy the third place in Section A behind England and Wales.
In women's singles sectional play, India's Pinki beat Niue's Pauline Blumsky 21-9.
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