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Asian Games: Pakistan beat Bangladesh in a thriller to win gold

Updated September 26, 2014

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Pakistan's women cricket team celebrate their victory during the women's cricket final against Bangladesh at the Yeonhui Cricket Ground during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on September 26, 2014.— Photo by AFP
Pakistan's women cricket team celebrate their victory during the women's cricket final against Bangladesh at the Yeonhui Cricket Ground during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on September 26, 2014.— Photo by AFP

INCHEON: Pakistan's women's cricket team beat its Bangladeshi counterpart by four runs, in what turned out to be a thrilling finale, to clinch its first gold medal at the Asian Games 2014 played in Incheon.

Batting first, Bangladesh's calculated tight bowling restricted Pakistan to 97/6 after completion of 20 overs. But Pakistan's show in bowling and fielding outclassed its Bangladeshi counterpart as they couldn't score beyond 38 at the loss of nine wickets.

The game turned an interesting twist when the Duckworth-Lewis method was implemented, resulting in Bangladeshi women to chase a mere 42 runs in seven overs, but the Pakistani team successfully managed to defend their title.