Bangladesh missed the opportunity to win the gold by losing in the semi-final against India in the Asian Games cricket. The Tigers had a chance to clinch the bronze medal by winning the third-place match against Pakistan. The team led by Saif Hassan succeeded in that mission.
Bangladesh needed 4 runs off the last ball to win against Pakistan on Saturday (October 7), Rakibul Islam was on strike. He won the medal for Bangladesh by hitting four. Red green representatives won by 6 wickets.
Pakistan scored 48 runs for the loss of one wicket in 5 overs in a rain-hit match. Tigers get a target of 65 runs in 5 overs on DL method. Zakir Hasan went down to bat for that goal, captain Saif too. After that, Afif played an innings of 20 runs off 11 balls. Arshad Iqbal sent him back to the dressing room.
After that, the road to victory became difficult for Bangladesh. But thanks to Yasir Rabbi’s innings, they went to the brink. However, Rabi was dismissed for 34 off 16 balls. After that Rakibul hit four in one ball to ensure the victory of the team. Zaker Ali Anik did not have to face any ball.
Mirza Baig scored 32, Khushdil Shah scored 14 and Omair Yousuf scored 1 for Pakistan. Rakibul got the only wicket for Bangladesh.