Asian Games: Pakistan Win Rain-Hit Women's Cricket Final

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

Updated: September 26, 2014 17:12 IST
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The Pakistan women's team celebrates after winning gold.

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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. (Full Coverage | Medal Tally) (See How Indians Are Reacting to Pakistan's Cricket Gold)

Pakistan, electing to bat after winning the toss, were restricted to 97-6 by the 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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