LAHORE Pakistan lost 1-0 to Bangladesh despite Young Rising Star FCs goalkeeper Syeda Mahapara agility and courage in the women football competition of the 11th South Asian Games. The 1-0 win of Bangladeshis kept their hopes alive of playing in the gold deciding match with a solitary goal victory, scored by Farhana Khatun, over Pakistan at the Dhakas Bangabandhu National Stadium. The local female booters created numerous chances throughout the match but failed to double the margin due to their strikers misfiring. On the other hand, the girls from Pakistan, who were playing only their second-ever international match, fought bravely but failed to make an impression. Attired in trousers and head-scarves, the Pakistani girls lagged behind their opponents both in terms of agility and precision. Bangladesh scored in the very first minute when captain Rowshanara Akter headed in from close range, but it was ruled out due to offside. Then, 10 minutes into the game, Sabina Khatun made a surging run into the box only to fire wide of the target. Bangladesh took the lead in the 15th minute when Farhana Khatuns dipping shot from 25-yards outbeat Mahapara who played brilliantly saving six real sitters. Couple of minutes later, a long range effort from Maynu Marma just eluded the upright while Sabina Khatun failed to make decent contact when she was provided with a very good ball just in front of goal. The easiest chance fell to Rowshonara in the 40th minute when she sped past a couple of defenders but her shot had neither power nor accuracy to trouble Pakistan keeper. Maksuda Khandakar came off the bench in the second half and should have doubled the lead in the 46th minute but her feeble effort in front of goal with only the keeper to beat ballooned over the bar. Pakistan keeper Mahapara made a valiant save from the goaline to deny Bangladesh doubling their lead on the 68th minute. Pakistan did manage a few attacks in the second half as the Bangladeshi legs wearied but neither team could find the target. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka and Pakistan went out of contention in mens event losing their final league matches in Group B at Chittagong. Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka 2-0 to top the group, thanks to a brace from Belal Arezou, while India, thriving on a hat-trick by Jeje Lalpekhula, got rid of Pakistan 5-1 to emerge runners-up. Lalrindika Ralte and Tirthankar Sarkar scored a goal each to complete the scoreline. Pakistan reduced the margin through KRLs Rizwan Asif. There will be no match on Thursday, February 4, in mens competition while two matches will be held in womens competition at Banghabandu: Pakistan v Sri Lanka (14:30 BST) and India v Nepal (17:30 BST). Pakistan lose to India in hockey Pakistan Whites hockey team suffered the worst defeat against India in the 11th South Asian Games hockey event in Dhaka on Wednesday. Pakistan managed just one goal and caved in to the pressure inserted by the Indian forwards to concede five goals. According to the information received from Dhaka, at the end of the first half, India were in complete control with 4-1 scoreline while Pakistan managed to halt the Indian onslaught in the second session but did not score. Tharamv of India scored two field goals in the first and second minutes, while Ragunath scored three goals on penalty corners in 14th, 19th and 57th minutes. The only goal from Pakistan side was scored by Wasif Siddique in 28th minute on penalty corner. Pakistan will now play their last league match against Sri Lanka on February 5. Earlier, Pakistan won two matches against Nepal and Bangladesh.