Asian Games 2023 Cricket Final: India Won Gold Medal, Dominance Of Indian Athletes Is Still On: India’s magical run at the Asian Games 2023 continues, with another gold medal added to their renowned medal total. In the Asian Games final gold medal match, India’s men’s cricket team defeated Afghanistan. The match was staged at Hangzhou’s Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field. This is the first time the Indian Cricket team has competed in this event, and they have won gold in both the men’s and women’s categories.
The Men in Blue qualified for the final by defeating Bangladesh by nine wickets in the first semi-final on Friday. At the same time, in the second last-four match, Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by four wickets. Meanwhile, in other developments, the losers of the semi-finals played a bronze match, which Bangladesh won by 6 wickets and earned their second Asian Games medal.
After winning the toss, Indian captain Ruturaj Gaikwad instructed the Afghans to bat first. Afghanistan batted poorly and lost wickets frequently, but credit must be given to a good 7th wicket stand. Shahidullah Kamal batted brilliantly for 49 runs, and Gulbadin Naib contributed 27 runs to Afghanistan’s score of 112 for 5 after 18.2 overs.
India’s bowling was strong, to begin with, but they lost their way a little over the deep overs, yet not letting things get entirely out of their hands. This rain-affected match was never resumed once the rain began, and India was declared the winner. At the Asian Games 2023, India won the 27th gold medal.
First Time Ever India Won 100+ Medals In Asian Games 2023
The Asian Games 2023 had been a memorable occasion for India. On Saturday, the nation awoke to a very golden morning, with its archers and kabaddi squad assisting the nation in realising its long-awaited aim of earning 100 medals for the first time ever, with the country’s athletes exhibiting their skill and bringing home an outstanding total of medals.
On October 7, 2023, India surpassed the milestone score of 100 medals by earning 25 gold, 35 silver, and 40 bronze. India has won 22 and 29 medals in shooting and track and field, respectively. In the Asian Games 2023, India has won 5 medals in rowing, 3 in sailing, and other medals across several disciplines.
The Indian women’s cricket team had earlier kicked things off with a historic gold medal in their maiden participation at the Asian Games 2023. The Indian men’s hockey squad warrants special notice among the main medal winners. They won their fourth Asian Games championship by beating Japan in the final 5-1, adding another gold medal to India’s collection.
Several female athletes have made the country proud by winning gold medals in individual athletic competitions. Sift Kaur Samra, Palak Gulia, Parul Chaudhary, Annu Rani, Parveen Hooda, Lovlina Borgohain, and Harmilan Bains are among them.