The Bangladesh hockey team registered their second consecutive victory in the 19th Asian Games men's hockey, beating Uzbekistan by 4-2 goals in their fourth poll A match held at Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium on Saturday.
Ashraful Islam gave Bangladesh a deserving lead, converting a penalty corner in the 10th minute, while RuslanKarimov restored parity for Uzbekistan in the 17th minute.
Arshad Hossain again kept Bangladesh ahead in the 21st minute, while JonibekOblokulov leveled the margin, scoring the second goal for Uzbekistan in the 26th minute.
Ashraful Islam scored his second and third goals for Bangladesh, converting a penalty stroke in the 42nd minute, while Amirul Islam sealed the victory by scoring the fourth goal for Bangladesh by converting a penalty corner in the 52nd minute of the match.
Bangladesh will play their last group match against strong India scheduled to be held on Monday (Oct 2) at the same venue.
Earlier, Bangladesh suffered a 2-7 goal defeat against defending champions Japan in the first match and conceded a 2-5 goal defeat against Pakistan in the second match.
Bangladesh, however, bounced back to register a 7-3 win over Singapore in their third match of the games.
Meanwhile, on the day Weightlifting discipline began on the eighth day of the Games.
Bangladesh's weightlifter SmrityAkter became the first in the Group B in the women’s 55 kg weight category on the first day, lifting 160 kg. Four people participated in this group held at the Xiaoshan Sports Centre Gymnasium.
She lifted a maximum of 72 kg in snatch and 88 kg in clean and jerk. The medals will be finalized based on the performance of the 'A' group.
Bangladesh finished 14th in the 10m air pistol mixed event on the eighth day with two shooters, Shakil Ahmed and AnjilaAmzadAntur scored 562.
India won the gold by scoring 577 and China bagged the silver while Iran secured the bronze medal in this event. Bangladesh's Shakil scored 280 while Anjila scored 282.
At the end of the third round, Bangladesh's Siddiqur Rahman placed at number 21 position. Siddiqur played two shots under par in the third round held at West Lakes International Golf Course on Saturday.
The ace golfer played 207 shots in three rounds. Altogether, Siddiqur played nine shots less than Par.
Another Bangladeshi golfer, Jamal Hossain, is playing two shots more than par and placed at number 39 position. He played three shots higher than Par in the third round today.
Bangladesh's promising archery discipline in the Games starts from tomorrow (Sunday). The selection round of men's and women's sections for recurve and compound events will be on the first day.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh team hold their first practice today (Saturday) at FuyangYinhu Sports Centre qualification field ahead of the games.