Asian Games: Pakistan beat Bangladesh in rain-hit women's cricket final

Published: September 26, 2014
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Women's team captain Sana Mir. PHOTO: ICC

Women's team captain Sana Mir. PHOTO: ICC

INCHEON: Pakistan retained the women’s Twenty20 cricket gold medal at the Asian Games on Friday by defeating spirited Bangladesh in a rain-affected final, as Sri Lanka took home the bronze. 

Pakistan, electing to bat after winning the toss, were restricted to 97-6 by a steady Bangladeshi bowling attack. Bismah Maroof top-scored with 24 and leg-spinner Rumana Ahmed claimed two wickets for 13 runs.

Bangladesh, making a strong dash for the revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 43 from seven overs following a heavy downpour during the break, scored 38-9 to lose by four runs.

Skipper Sana Mir, Sadia Yousuf and Nida Dar claimed two wickets each.

In the bronze medal play-off, Sri Lanka surpassed China’s modest 65-6 for the loss of five wickets in 17.1 overs.

The men’s competition starts on Saturday without heavyweights India and Pakistan, both of whom opted to skip the competition.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Queen
    Sep 26, 2014 - 1:53PM

    Congratulations Team Green!!! Way to go Girls!!Recommend

  • Parvez
    Sep 26, 2014 - 1:59PM

    ….and the women do us proud…….way to go, well done.

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  • logic
    Sep 26, 2014 - 2:00PM

    Well done girls. Well done Pakistan….

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  • Riz
    Sep 26, 2014 - 2:09PM

    Well Done team Pakistan………Keep it up, Work harder and seek to win the World Cup.

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  • Indian
    Sep 26, 2014 - 2:10PM

    Women’s cricket ? Very impressed. Congratulations neighbours !

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  • junaid
    Sep 26, 2014 - 2:33PM

    India doesn’t compete so this competition has no credibility.

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  • Yippie
    Sep 26, 2014 - 2:35PM

    Outstanding

    Well done girls

    You have done us proud

    Pakistan Zindabad

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  • Foster
    Sep 26, 2014 - 2:37PM

    So proud of our women! Hope to see more contribution from Pakistani women in the future. So much love.

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  • KIK
    Sep 26, 2014 - 2:38PM

    This team should be as Men’s national team.

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  • Bharatvaasi
    Sep 26, 2014 - 2:44PM

    Congrats! Well played!

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  • sharabi
    Sep 26, 2014 - 3:04PM

    @junaid
    still i want to congrats Pakistani players,
    Regards
    An Indian

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  • Go Nihari Go
    Sep 26, 2014 - 3:07PM

    @KIK:
    LOL
    Love it
    Very smart comment.
    This really made me laugh

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  • Sep 26, 2014 - 3:09PM

    Well done girls!

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  • imran ali
    Sep 26, 2014 - 3:15PM

    girls are better than boys..well done

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  • Czar of Subcontinent
    Sep 26, 2014 - 3:29PM

    Women did, what men failed to do !

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  • Sep 26, 2014 - 4:34PM

    Both teams played well. Congratulations to Pakistan on winning the match.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM

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  • Haider
    Sep 26, 2014 - 4:40PM

    Excellent you made the country proud.Well done girls

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  • Abdul waheed
    Sep 26, 2014 - 8:10PM

    Well don pak girl teamRecommend

  • kabuli chana
    Sep 26, 2014 - 8:12PM

    Well done, Paki girls. Good to see Pakistan also has a gold now. We’re just barely above you, but have a few events coming up,,,

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  • muhammad ahmed khan
    Sep 27, 2014 - 2:04AM

    Girls teach some cricket to our men team

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  • Ehtsham saeed
    Sep 27, 2014 - 4:41AM

    Good job girls

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  • Moiz Omar
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:09PM

    Job well done Team Pakistan! Congrats.Recommend

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