Having already broken the Commonwealth Games record in the heats, the addition of 100m freestyle world champion Cate Campbell to the final team proved the difference as they shaved more than seven tenths of a second off the previous record held by the Netherlands.
With seven medals, three of them gold and four bronze, Indian boxers had scaled an unprecedented high in the 2010 edition of the Games in front of adoring and vociferous home fans.Cut to now, the boxers could not have hoped for worst circumstances going into a major sporting event.
Bradley Wiggins, making his return to track cycling for the first time since 2008, couldn't inspire his team-mates of Ed Clancy, Andy Tennant and Steven Burke to victory as the 34-year-old collected the fourth silver medal of his Commonwealth Games career.
In women's 48kg weightlifting of the Commonwealth Games, Sanjita won with a total lift of 173kg (77+96), while Mirabai grabbed the silver with a cumulative effort of 170 (75+95) in the absence of other strong competitors. Nigeria's Nkechi Opara was a distant third with 162 (70+92).
India hardly broke any sweat as Parupalli Kashyap started the proceedings, spanking Daniel Sam 21-6 21-16 in a 27-minute men's singles match to put his team in the driver's seat right from the start in the Commonwealth Games.
Having won a staggering 30 medals, including 14 gold, in the last Commonwealth Games edition in New Delhi, the expectations will understandably be high from the shooters who will be converging at the Barry Buddon Shooting Range.
Imrul Kayes replaced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a six-month ban, imposed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for what it said was his severe attitude problem after a string of run-ins with fans and officials.
Jodie Stimpson, a silver medal winner in the World Triathlon Series in 2013, sprinted clear with 400 metres remaining of the final 10km run to win a thrilling race that started with a 1.5km swim in and a 40km cycle around Strathclyde Loch.
Ravichandran Ashwin hasn't played a single Test in the last eight months. His last Test outing was against South Africa in Johannesburg where he returned 0-108 in 42 overs (over two innings) in a drawn match.