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 secure comeback victory…with the hosts still behind Aussie rivals in the Games’ medal table

Team England have added to their medals total at the 2022 Commmonwealth Games in Birmingham after claiming silver in the Bowls Pairs final.

Duo Amy Pharaoh and Sophie Tolchard finished on the podium after losing out to Australia in the sports final.

Australia, led by Ellen Ryan and Kristina Krstic, were pushed all the way in the gold medal encounter as England’s 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

Team Australia won the gold medal encounter as England took the victors to sudden death

Pharaoh then replicated her heroics with a stunning effort that gave England an early lead.

However, Australia replied with their own last-ditch winner to clinch victory over England as Ryan’s last throw won her country gold in the exhilarating 19-18 win.

Australia's Ellen Ryan won her country the gold medal with her last throw in the final

Australia’s Ellen Ryan won her country the gold medal with her last throw in the final

England originally took the lead in the event's sudden death before conceding to Australia

England originally took the lead in the event’s sudden death before conceding to Australia

Second place takes England’s medal tally on the green to four in total at the Commonwealth Games.

The hosts sit second in the tournament’s medal tally, however are now just 12 medals behind table-toppers Australia.

The tournament leaders moved onto 144 medals with England progressing up to 132 following the Bowls final.

Both country’s maintain a strong lead over third place Canada.

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