Friday 19 November 2010 

Games Gold For Pakistan Women, Japan Clinch Bronze

Games Gold For Pakistan Women, Japan Clinch Bronze
Games Gold For Pakistan Women, Japan Clinch Bronze
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Pakistan beat Bangladesh in the final of the 2010 Asian Games women's cricket competition in Guangzhou to win the gold medal while Japan beat hosts China to claim the bronze medal.

In the final, Bangladesh were dismissed for 92 as only two players - Salma Khatun (24) and Rumana Ahmed (16) - reached double figures.

Nida Rashid returned four for 16 and completed a excellent all-round performance when she stroked an unbeaten 51 in 43 balls to ease Pakistan to their target in 15.4 overs.

Fellow opener Javeria Wadood was unbeaten on 39 as Pakistan secured a comprehensive ten-wicket win.

In the third/fourth place match, the game was a closer affair as Japan eventually overhauled their target of 66 in the 19th over with five balls to spare.

Mei Zhang (26) and Miao Yu (17) top scored as China reached 65 for six as Japan kept things tight with the ball.

Japanese captain Ema Kuribayashi then made 24 and Ayako Iwasaki made ten and despite a couple of run outs, Japan held their nerve to claim victory.

© Cricket World 2010