Asian Games: Pakistan Women clinch gold medal in cricket

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA: Pakistan Women’s cricket team helped the country clinch its first gold medal in the 2014 Asian Games after they beat Bangladesh Women by four runs, ARY News reports on Monday.

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It should be noted that defending champions Pakistan had qualified for the final after they beat China in the semi-finals.

Pakistan, batting first, scored 97 runs in their 20 overs. Bisma Maroof was the top scorer of the team with 24 runs whereas Syeda Nain Fatima Abidi scored 18 runs. Marina Iqbal contributed 14 runs for her team.

Rumana Ahmed was the stand out bowler from Bangladesh Women as she took two wickets whereas Jahanara Alam, Salma Khatun and Fahima Khatun took one wicket each.

Bangladesh, chasing a revised total of 43 runs under duckworth-lewis, fell short by just four runs and scored 38 runs. Rumana Ahmed and Fargan Hoque scored 10 runs each.

Nida Dar, Sadia Yousuf and captain Sana Mir took two wickets each.

Sri Lanka Women secured the bronze medal after beating China in the 3rd place play-off.

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Asian Games: Pakistan Women clinch gold medal in cricket

by Raza Haidery