Women’s cricket: Pakistan Beat Bangladesh to Win First Gold Medal at Asian Games

Defending champions Pakistan beat Bangladesh in the women’s cricket final match at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, winning the first gold medal for the country. 

Pakistan set the target of 97 runs at a run rate of 4.85 for Bangladesh, with a loss of six wickets. However, Bangladesh managed to score only 38 runs.

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Women’s cricket: Pakistan beat Bangladesh to win first gold medal at Asian Games

Bisma Maroof scored 24 runs, Syeda Nain Fatima Abidi made 18 runs while Marina Iqbal scored 14. Sana Mir and Nida Rashid scored 10 runs each. On September 25, Pakistan had beat China by nine wickets in the semi-final match.

A day before, Pakistan qualified for the semi-final by defeating Thailand by 51 runs. Pakistan play in the 17th Asian Games as defending champions after winning the title back in 2010 in Guangzhou, China. -tribune