At the Asian Games 2023, Bangladesh beat Pakistan by six wickets to win bronze in men's cricket

Today at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, the men in red and green clinched the third position as Rakibul Hasan struck the last ball for a boundary to get the score to 65 in five overs. Yasir Ali, who fell on the penultimate delivery, did the most damage by scoring 38 runs in 16 balls in the rain-curtailed affair. Afif Hossain scored 20 off 11 deliveries. Bangladesh were set a revised target of 65 in five overs after rain abruptly ended the innings for Pakistan at 48 for one after five overs.

Earlier, Mirza Baig smashed an unbeaten 32 off 18 deliveries as Pakistan reached 48 for one in five overs before rain stopped play. Bangladesh had won the toss and decided to bowl first following a delayed start due to rain.

This is only the second medal of the event for Bangladesh, with the first coming in women's cricket. The Tigresses had beaten their Pakistan counterparts too to claim the first bronze medal.


Oct 7, 2023 5:44 AM