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Friday, November 19, 2010
Pakistan women beat Bangladesh; win first Asiad gold
Pakistan created history Friday in crushing Bangladesh by 10 wickets to win the first-ever Asian Games women's cricket tournament. Captain Sana Mir invited Bangladesh to bat first after winning the toss and her players dismissed them for 92 runs in the allotted 20 overs, with off-spinner Nida taking four wickets for 16 runs. Nida Rashid’s brilliant all-round performance guided Pakistan to this momentous victory, as she then scored a superb unbeaten 51 to guide her team to 93-0 in 15.4 overs. Javeria Wadood hit the winning boundary and was not out 39. For Bangladesh, Salma Khatoon scored 27 and Romana made 17, while for Pakistan, Nida Rashid captured four and Sana Mir too . . .