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Jack high for Kiwis

22 Mar 06 06:05
Jan and Marina Khan of New Zealand bowled to bronze in the Women's Pairs. 

Jan and Marina Khan of New
Zealand bowled to bronze in
the Women's Pairs.

Sisterly love shone out at the State Lawn Bowls Centre as New Zealand secured the bronze medal in the Women's Pairs.

In a tense finale to the play-off with Jersey, New Zealand's Khan sisters, Jan and Marina, overcame Suzanne Dingle and Gaynor Thomas 2-1 in the tie break.

In an attempt to defend their Manchester 2002 gold medal, the New Zealanders lost the opener 3-8, but won the second 11-5.

The Khan sisters embraced when they were able to force the game into a third tie-break end.

Younger sibling Marina, 40, then put the pressure firmly back on the Jersey girls when her first bowl, and the first of the third end, rested a couple of inches from the jack.

A brave attempt by Dingle to push the jack away with her second last bowl missed by the barest of margins and handed New Zealand the win.

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