Jamell Anderson asked fellow England basketball player Georgia Jones to marry him just moments after the men’s team beat Cameroon 81-54.
The team huddled around Anderson for what his now-fiancee Jones thought was a post-match photograph.
The players then dispersed to reveal Anderson on one knee as his wife-to-be wached on from the sidelines in Townsville, Australia.
Jones, 28, had earlier contributed nine points to a 78-51 win over Mozambique for the women’s team.
Her brother Callum also plays for the men’s team and was part of the unconventional proposal.
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Anderson said after the proposal: “I only told (my teammates) just now.
“They initiated the plan really well, so that went perfectly.
“It’s been on my mind for a while, so now I can just play basketball.”
Anderson plays his club basketball for FG La Roda in Spain while Jones plays for Manchester Mystics in the Women’s British Basketball League.
Jones said: “I had absolutely no idea.
“He told me I was just getting a picture taken.
“I’m just in shock.”
Anderson gained the approval of Jones’ father Jeff, a former England international and her head coach with the Mystics, before his on-court proposal.
He chose the Commonwealth Games as the ideal venue for a proposal as both players get to represent their country on the world stage at the same event.
Anderson said: “We both worked so hard for this opportunity to be here.
“Basketball is a very big part of our relationship so it just made sense to do it here.”
England head coach Andreas Kapoulas also gave the proposal his blessing, saying: “I’m so happy for both of them, they’re a great couple.
“I’ve never had a player propose on court before and I wish them so many years of happiness together.”