After a rewarding Day 6 for the Indian contingent at the Hangzhou Asian Games, Day 7 was an equally delightful one as the racket sports really lead the way with some historic performances. The Indian men's squash team beat Pakistan in a blockbuster final to clinch the gold, and Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale bagged gold in tennis mixed doubles final. Later, the pair of Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee played out of their skins to stun the world champion Chinese pair of Chen Meng and Wang Yidi and confirm India's first-ever table tennis women's doubles medal at the Asiad. Catch all the highlights from Day 7 of the 2023 Asian Games here. (Medal Tally | Schedule | Full Coverage | Sports News)
That's it from us today. We will be back tomorrow morning with all the exciting Indian action.
8pm: Weightlifting - Bindyarani Ends 5th
Bindyarani Devi lifts 113kg in clean and jerk after getting an 83kg lift in snatch. She misses out on a medal too after Mirabai Chanu, finishing in fifth place.
7:57pm: Men's Hockey - India Thrash Pakistan 10-2
Absolutely dominating performance from India as they set aside arch-rivals 10-2 in their Pool A clash.
7:46pm: Badminton - India Through To Final!
Srikanth wins a nailbiter and takes the Indian men's team into a historic final. Silver medal at least from here.
7:01pm: Men's Hockey - IND Vs PAK
India are leading Pakistan 4-0 and are well and truly in the driver's seat at half-time. Pakistan will need to start the second half with a bang to make a match of it. Follow the match live here.
6:59pm: Badminton SF - Decider
The tie is at 2-2 after the doubles pairing of Dhruv and Arjun loses its match. Kidambi Srikanth is now in action in the decider. He needs to win this to take India into the summit clash.
6:35pm: Men's Hockey - IND Vs PAK
The first quarter ends, and India are up 2-0 against Pakistan. India expectedly have the upper hand in the game.
6:31pm: Silver, Bronze In Athletics!
Kartik Kumar wins silver and Gulveer Singh wins bronze in the men's 10000m race.
5:56pm: Men's Hockey - India Vs Pak
Less than 20 minutes to go for India's big match against arch-rivals Pakistan. Follow our live coverage of the match here.
5:45pm: Badminton SF - Lakshya Wins
Lakshya Sen wins in straight games 21-7, 21-9 against Lee Yungyu. The Indian leads his side to a 2-1 lead against Korea, and the team needs to win one more match to enter the final.
5:25pm: Badminton SF - Lakshya In Action
Lakshya Sen is playing the third match for the Indian team and has won the first game comfortably.
5:22pm: Medal Confirmed In Table Tennis!
The Mukherjees have created history! They have beaten the world champion Chinese pair to win the quarterfinal and confirm a historic TT medal for India at the Asiad.
5:07pm: Weightlifting - Bindyarani Lifts 83kg
Bindyarani lifts 83kg in her third attempt.
5:02pm: Weightlifting - Bindyarani Lifts 80kg
Bindyarani has lifted 80kg in her first attempt in the snatch category but fails to lift 83kg in her second.
4:58pm: TT - Doubles Quarter-final
India’s Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee are doing really well in their match against China’s world No 2 pair of Chen Meng and Wang Yidi. The Indians have won the first two games are just one game away from scripting history by winning India's first-ever TT women's doubles Asiad medal.
4:54pm: Badminton SF - IND Vs KOR
Satwik-Chirag had a number of game points but the Korean pair prevails in the second game too to win the match, levelling the tie at 1-1.
4:40pm: Weightlifting - Bindyarani In Action
Mirabai Chanu missed out on a medal, but India's other weightlifter Bindyarani Devi will look to finish on the podium in the women's 55kg category.
4:30pm: Badminton SF - IND Vs KOR
Satwik-Chirag lose the first game, but have levelled things up 9-9 in the second game. It is a riveting contest with little to separate the two pairs.
3:55pm: Badminton SF - IND Vs KOR
HS Prannoy puts India ahead in the men's team event, winning his singles match to give India a 1-0 lead over Korea in the semifinal tie. India's ace doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty is on court next.
3:30 pm: Squash Final - India vs Pakistan
India win GOLD! They beat Pakistan 2-1 in what was a fiesty affair. Abhay Singh saved two match points to clinch the gold medal for India
3:09 pm: Weightlifting: Women’s 49 kg
Heartbreaking for Mirabai Chanu as she finishes fourth and fails to get a medal
2:19 pm: Squash Final - India vs Pakistan
Saurav Ghosal brings back India in the game as India are level 1-1 vs Pakistan.
1:53 pm: Tennis - Mixed Doubles Final
Watch the winning moment when Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale won gold in the mixed doubles match.
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐚 𝐆𝐎𝐋𝐃! 🔥— Sony LIV (@SonyLIV) September 30, 2023
Bopanna & Bhosale defeat 🔝 seeds Chinese Taipei to claim 🥇 in the #Tennis Mixed doubles category 🥇
Congratulations to the dynamic duo 👏#HangzhouAsianGames#AsianGames#SonyLIVpic.twitter.com/Jd14UiaunL
1:40 pm: Squash Final - India vs Pakistan
Mahesh Mangaonkar has lost to Pakistan's Nasir Iqbal as India go 0-1 down in the final. Next up is Saurav Ghosal against Muhammad Asim Khan.
1:04 pm: Tennis - Mixed Doubles Final
Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale have clinched gold in the Mixed Doubles after winning the third set tie-breaker against En-shuo Liang and Tsung-hao Huang of Chinese Taipei. They won IND 2 - 1 TPE (2-6, 6-3,  - )
𝙂𝙊𝙇𝘿 𝙄𝙏 𝙄𝙎!🥇🌟— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) September 30, 2023
🇮🇳 mixed doubles duo, @RutujaBhosale12 and #TOPSchemeAthlete@rohanbopanna have clinched GOLD, showcasing their unmatched talent and teamwork on the world stage. 🏆🎾
Let's applaud their remarkable victory at the #AsianGames2022 with pride and passion!… pic.twitter.com/kpZs1JcLq4
12:41 pm: Boxing - Women's 75kg Quarterfinal
India's Lovlina Borgohain secures SF spot and Olympic Quota.
11:51 am: Boxing - Women's 54kg QF
India's Preeti Pawar secures medal with semis berth and Olympic Quota. She beat Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan 4:1 on points.
10:04 am: Shooting - 10m Air Shooting Mixed Team
A sweet moment - India's Sarabjot Singh, who celebrates his birthday today, is wished by the Indian as well as the Chinese contingent.
A very happy birthday to our shooter Sarabjot Singh. Celebrating with a Silver Medal win today in the 10M Mixed Team Pistol event! 👏🏽👏🏽— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) September 30, 2023
The Chinese Gold Medal winning pair joining in the birthday celebrations!
Heart to Heart, Future!#IndiaAtAG22 | #WeAreTeamIndiapic.twitter.com/70TAebn9qn
9:23 am: Shooting - 10m Air Shooting Mixed Team - Gold Medal match
Indian shooters Divya Thadigol Subbaraju and Sarabjot Singh settle for silver as they lose to Chinese pair of Zhang/Jiang. The Indian pair went down in the gold medal contest 14-16.
🇮🇳's 8️⃣th SiLVER in Shooting🥈— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) September 30, 2023
Hats off to our stellar duo, #KheloIndiAthlete@Sarabjotsingh30 Singh and #TOPSchemeAthlete Divya who secured Silver in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event at #AsianGames2022.
Their remarkable performance adds another feather to India's glorious… pic.twitter.com/F6wxXwlha4
9:14 am: Shooting - 10m Air Shooting Mixed Team - Gold Medal match
China trailing 3-7 to India after fifth series. China call for a time-out
9:12 am: Shooting - 10m Air Shooting Mixed Team - Gold Medal match
India lead 5-1 after the first series
9:02 am: Shooting - 10m Air Shooting Mixed Team - Gold Medal match
Indian shooters Divya Thadigol Subbaraju and Sarabjot Singh in action against China
8:41 am: Women's Volleyball
In the women's volleyball, India start their campaign against North Korea
7:10 am: Men’s 1500m Round 1 - Heats
Ajay Kumar Saroj finishes second in the 1500m heats to qualify for the final!
7:00 am: Women’s 100m Hurdles - Heat 2
Nithya Ramraj finishes a decent 13.30s in the 100m hurdles, and it's not enough to qualify for the final.
6:49 am: Athletics - Women’s 100m Hurdles Heats (1 & 2)
Jyothi Yarraji finishes second with 13.03s, good enough to qualify for the final.
6:24 am: Athletics schedule today:
6:35 AM onwards: Men’s Long Jump Qualifying Groups A and B - Murali Sreeshankar & Jeswin Aldrin
6:38 AM onwards: Women’s Heptathlon 100m Hurdles- Swapna Barman & Nandini Agasara
6:45 AM onwards: Women’s 100m Hurdles Heats (1 & 2) - Jyothi Yarraji, Nithya Ramraj
7:05 AM onwards: Men’s 1500m Round 1 Heats - Ajay Kumar Saroj & Jinson Johnson
7:20 AM onwards: Women’s Heptathlon High Jump- Swapna Barman & Nandini Agasara
6:06 am: Schedule for today's action from the Indian contingent
Golf: Round 3 (3:30am)
Equestrian: Eventing Team and Individual (5:30am)
Shooting: Air pistol mixed team – Sarabjot Singh/Divya TS; Shiva Narwal/Esha Singh (6:30am)
Roller Sports: Aarthy Kasturi Raj (6:30am)
Canoeing & Kayaking: Round 1 to Semifinals (7am)
Kurash: Round 1 to Semifinals (7am)
Table Tennis (Quarterfinals): Singles and doubles (9:30am)
Badminton: Men’s and Women’s Teams Semifinals (10:30am, 4:30pm)
Boxing (Quarterfinals): Lovlina Borgohain, Nishant Dev, Sachin (11:30am/4:30pm)
Women’s Handball: India Vs Nepal (11:30am)
Squash: Men’s and Women’s Team Finals (11:30am, 1pm)
Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu, Bindyarani Devi (1:30pm, 4:30pm)
Athletics: Medal Events – Men’s 400m, Women’s 400m, Kartik Kumar, Gulveer Singh; Heats – Murali Sreeshankar, Jeswin Aldrin, Jyothi Yarraji, Nithya Ramraj, Ajay Saroj, Jinson Johnson (3:30pm)
Diving: Siddharth Pardeshi, London Singh (5pm)
Men’s Hockey: India Vs Pakistan (6pm)
6:04 am: Greetings
Hello and welcome to day 7 coverage at the Asian Games 2023.