Hangzhou: Ruturaj Gaikwad-led Team India clinched Gold medal at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou on October 7 (Saturday) after rain washed-away final clash against Afghanistan.
The decision was taken on the basis of ICC T20I Rankings of the both the teams. While India is a top-ranked side, Afghanistan is the 10th ranked team.
The decision to crown India Gold medal was taken after rain halted the match when Afghanistan was at 112 for five in 18.2 overs of the 1st innings.
The Indian Men’s Cricket team won the Gold medal on their maiden Asian Games appearance. Meanwhile, Afghanistan won their third consecutive silver medal in men’s cricket at the Asian Games.
Earlier, Indian Women’s Cricket Team too clinched gold in the T20 tournament.