Asian Men's Netball Championship 2017: Pakistan lose final to India in last 10 seconds

10:26 AM | 17 Dec, 2017
Asian Men's Netball Championship 2017: Pakistan lose final to India in last 10 seconds
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KUALA LUMPUR -  Pakistan bagged the silver medal in Asian Men's Netball Championship 2017 after narrowly losing 50-51 to archrival India in the final on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pakistan's Mohammad Akhtar scored 26 points while Abid Ali scored 24.

The match started at 11:30 AM (PST).

Pakistan had qualified for the final after defeating Singapore 75-63 during the semi-final on Saturday. On the other hand, India qualified after defeating host team Malaysia 47-44.

Interestingly, Pakistan defeated traditional rivals India 70-41 in the Round-Robin Matches of the tournament, which kicked off on Wednesday.

Till today, Pakistan remained undefeated in the tournament and scored the most goals after the Round-Robin Matches.

The 15-member netball squad of Pakistan comprised Mohammad Akhtar (captain), Samad Masood (vice-captain), Ali Raza Fareed, Usman Bashir, Mohammad Khursheed, Mehboob Shah, Rana Zahid Khan, Yawar Khan, Abid Ali Ansari, Masoom Abbass, Haris Kamal, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseeb Raza, Mohammad Zohair (reserve).

Anwar Ahmed Ansari is the team’s coach while Yasir Ahmed was the assistant coach.

Pakistan had won the silver medal in the First Asian Men’s Netball Championship 2016. The host team Malaysia defeated Pakistan 35-34 in a close competition, which was held at Dewan Serbaguna Complex Quarters, Kuala Lumpur, last year.