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India win silver at Asian Games basketball test event

Press Trust of India  |  Jakarta 

The Indian men's team bagged the silver medal at the 5x5 test event here.

The side went down fighting 68-78 to hosts at the Istora Sanayan Hall, Gelora Bung Karno Complex to finish runners-up in the invitational tournament.

The hosts thus avenged their loss against their opponents a few days back, which was India's first victory of the tournament.

Considering that started their campaign with a 72-79 loss against Thailand, the second-place finish could be considered a creditable one.

The first quarter of the game saw both the teams competing neck and neck but took a single point lead over The hosts increased the lead even further in the next two quarters, making it 58-45.

India fought hard in the fourth quarter to bounce back but it was not enough as kept on scoring at regular intervals.

Indian led all the scorers in the game with 25 points, whereas veterans and chipped in with 15 and 13 points respectively.

Andakara Prastawa led the Indonesian team with 18 points.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 17:20 IST