Rumana Ahmed © Getty Images (File Photo)
Rumana Ahmed could not help Bangladesh woman to go over the line as they lost to Pakistan Women by 4 runs in the final of Asian Games 2014 © Getty Images (File Photo)

Sep 26, 2014

Pakistan Women beat Bangladesh Women by 4 runs (D/L method) in the final of the Asian Games 2014 and clinched the gold medal. Rain played a spolitsport in the second half of the match as it started raining right after the end of the first Innings. The field umpires then came out for inspection more than once to decide the fate of the match. Finally, when the rain made way for the sun, the match officials decided to reduce the game to seven overs. In that case, Bangladesh Women needed 43 runs from seven overs.

The Pakistani Women bowlers really gave a good fight. The bowlers just ran through the Bangladeshi Woman batting in no time. Bangladesh women were 30 for two at a stage and they were 38 for nine when the match ended. This was a brilliant performance from the Pakistan Women. All their bowlers contributed. The firelders fielded well to restrict their opponents from scoring runs. Initially, it looked like Bangladesh Women will do it with ease. But this is beauty of the game, you never know when it changes.

Earlier, Pakistan Women won the toss and they had elected to bat first. They could only manage to score 97 runs in 20 overs. Pakistan Women kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The Bangladesh Women bowled really well to restrict Pakistan women to a meagre total of 97 runs. Bismah Maroof was the top scorer for Pakistan Women with 24 runs. Rumana Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers. She picked up two wickets by giving away only 13 runs in her four overs that she bowled.

Brief scores:

Pakistan Women 97 for 6 in 20 overs (Bismah Maroof 24, Nain Abidi 18; Rumana Ahmed 2 for 13) beat Bangladesh Women (Rumana Ahmed 10, Fargana Hoque 10; Nida Dar 2 for 2, Sadia yousuf 2 for 2) by 4 runs (D/L method).

(Rajarshi Majumdar is a reporter at CricketCountry. He played cricket for all age levels under the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for over 12 years. Apart from cricket he is an avid follower of football, supports Manchester United and a foodie at heart.)