India's women's basketball team promoted to Division A of Asia Cup after beating Kazakhstan in a thriller

For India, the scoring came from a balanced team effort. Shireen was on her aggressive best, while Paul Durai and Raspreet created space to knock down their jumpers

PTI July 31, 2017 14:33:45 IST

Bengaluru: Indian women's basketball team defeated Kazakhstan 75-73 in a thrilling contest to climb to Division A of the FIBA Asia Cup 2017, on Saturday.

Indias womens basketball team promoted to Division A of Asia Cup after beating Kazakhstan in a thriller

India's women's basketball team pose for a photo. Image Courtesy: @BFI_basketball/Twitter

In the Division B final between two undefeated teams, India and Kazakhstan, it was the home team that came out victorious. India are now promoted to Division A for the next edition of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup.

Kazakhstan held the size advantage over the Indian team and this was punctuated by the play of Kazakh centre Nadezhda Kondrakova. She was able to score from inside and outside to begin the game.

For India, the scoring came from a balanced team effort. Shireen Limaye was aggressive on her drives to the basket, while guards Paul Durai and Raspreet Sidhu created space to knock down their jumpers.

"All the hard work over the past 5 months paid off," said India star Limaye after the thrilling victory.

Delighted with the victory, Basketball Federation of India president K Govindaraj has announced a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000 for the Indian squad.

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