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Ariarne Titmus and the women’s 4 x 100m medley relay ensured Australia’s time in the pool would end with a bang on yet another successful day for the green and gold in Birmingham.

With the swimming officially complete, Australia secured 25 gold, 21 silver and 19 bronze medals across all of the events.

And despite Day Six not bringing as much success across the board as previous days, Australia ensured it remained well ahead on the overall medal tally with plenty of silver and bronze in and outside of the pool.

Catch up on all of the action from Day Six in our Commonwealth Games Wrap!

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KOOKABURRAS STILL PERFECT AFTER CRUISING TO WIN

The Kookaburras continued their unbeaten run at the Commonwealth Games as they beat South Africa 3-0 in the men’s hockey.

It was the third win in as many games for the Aussies.

Blake Govers got the proceedings underway with a goal in the first quarter with Jake Whetton adding a second not long after.

Govers sealed the tie with a third in the final quarter as the Kookaburras looked rarely troubled throughout.

STARC SNARES SILVER IN HIGH JUMP BATTLE

Brandon Starc overcame a foot injury to claim the silver medal in the men’s high jump.

Starc lost out to Kiwi star Hamish Kerr who went on to claim the gold.

The Aussie couldn’t quite clear the bar at 2.28m, failing on all three attempts to do so.

He also needed multiple attempts to clear earlier heights and it had Channel 7’s David Culbert worried.

“That was not displaying much purpose. He did not get up off the ground, the foot injury no doubt playing on his mind,” Channel 7’s David Culbert said.

Starc is battling a foot injury. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

“With the troubles he has had you can see the body language is a bit of concern, does not look like the sort of athlete up and about feeling 100 per cent.”

BROWNING FALLS 0.06 SECONDS SHORT OF MEDAL

Despite a flying start out of the blocks, Rohan Browning has fallen agonizingly short of a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Read more about Browning’s race here

MCKEON, O’CALLAGHAN SIZZLE IN MEDLEY VICTORY

Australia just can’t stop securing medals in the pool, as the women’s 4 x 100m medley relay team took home the gold.

Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon and Mollie O’Callaghan all played a crucial part in winning the race, as O’Callaghan swam the anchor leg and touched the wall at 3:54:44.

SMETHWICK, ENGLAND – AUGUST 02: Bronze medalist, Emma McKeon of Team Australia poses with her medal during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 100m Freestyle Final on day five of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Sandwell Aquatics Center on August 02, 2022 in Smethwick, England. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

CHALMERS, AUSSIE’S FALL SHORT IN MASSIVE BOILOVER

Despite a sizzling anchor leg from Kyle Chalmers, Australia failed to win the men’s 4 x 100m medley relay as England caused a major upset to snare the gold.

England finished with a time of 3:31:80 while Australia touched the wall at 3:31:88.

Chalmers swam a split of 46.86 as it looked for all money that he would catch up to English swimmer Tom Dean, but it wasn’t enough.

TITMUS BEATS TEEN SENSATION TO WIN FOURTH GOLD

Ariarne Titmus has set a new Commonwealth Games record after winning the women’s 400m freestyle.

Titmus – the world record holder, defending Commonwealth Games champion, and the Olympic champion – beat 15-year-old Canadian sensation Summer McIntosh who ultimately came second in the race while Aussie Kiah Melverton took home the bronze.

Titmus touched the wall at 3:58:06, a few seconds off her personal best, but it did the job as she won her fourth medal in Birmingham.

AUSSIE STAR SECURES GOLD IN EPIC BATTLE OF ENDURANCE

Sam Short has won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m freestyle in a physically grueling battle.

Short, who is just 18 years of age, touched the wall at 14:48:54, a time that smashed his previous personal best by 10 seconds.

Speaking after the race, Short couldn’t hide his beaming smile as he can count himself among the elites of Australian swimming like Kieren Perkins and Grant Hackett.

“All those names are incredible to me,” Short said.

“Standing here today, I didn’t think I would be in the same sentence as them. Four years ago I watched this event and didn’t know I would be in the same position.”

Ariane Titmus won gold in the women’s 800 meter freestyle and backed it up with a strong swim in the 400m to qualify in the third spot for the final. Picture: Michael KleinSource: News Corp Australia

Lani Pallister and Kiah Melverton made it a one-two-three for Australia in the heat.

BOL FAVORITE FOR 800M FINAL

Peter Bol is once again turning heads, having flown into the men’s 800 final.

After a disappointing finish at the world championships, Bol returned to the form that made him a household name at the Tokyo Olympics and blitzed the field in the second heat, posting a time of 1:47:01.

“It’s great to be here,” Bol told Channel 7. “Unbelievable crowd as well. It’s an awesome feeling.

“Two championships in a row. It’s almost like it’s a second chance. I ran exactly how I wanted, and now four days off and back for the final.”

Australia’s Peter Bol (R) reacts after finishing in first place during the second heat of the men’s 800m at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham. Photo: AFPSource: AFP

The news wasn’t so good for fellow Australian Charlie Hunter, who missed out on the final after posting a time of 1:49:94.

Meanwhile, Steve Solomon has qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 400m. The 29-year-old finished second in the opening heat of the event.

“I’m really happy with today’s run,” he said.

“I’ve had a challenging season to put it lightly. I’m really looking forward to coming back Friday night.

“I just wasn’t able to get the body right for (the world’s) and I’m proud of how I’ve refocused. It’s exciting times.”

STAR DUO SMOKE PAKISTAN

Australia remains unbeaten in the cricket, after a clinical 44-run win over Pakistan.

Early on though and a big victory seemed a long way off.

The world champions slumped to 2-19 after the early exits of Alyssa Healy (4) and captain Meg Lanning (4), before opener Beth Mooney (70* off 49) and Tahlia McGrath (78* off 51) put Australia in the driver’s seat with their 141-run unbeaten third-wicket stand. In the end Australia finished 2-160 to set an imposing target.

Pakistan never really were in it, losing wickets regularly and finished 8-116.

McGrath took 3-13 and a run out to go along with her fabulous half-century, while Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Jessica Jonassen and Alan King each took a wicket.

Tahlia McGrath and Beth Mooney hit half-centuries during Australia’s big win over Pakistan. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

HOCKEYROOS FLYING

The Hockeyroos’ perfect start continued, as Katrina Powell’s side had a comfortable 2-0 win over Scotland.

The victory sealed top spot in Pool B for the Hockeyroos and a place in the final four.

Grace Stewart celebrates with teammates after scoring their side’s first goal against Scotland on day six of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

While Powell’s side dominated much of the game, they had to wait until late in the second term to find the back of the goals as Grace Stewart finished nicely to put Australia in front.

Shanea Tonkin then doubled Australia’s lead to confirm a comfortable victory.

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