DHAKA (APP) Pakistan showed their prowess in the newly introduced handball event of the 11th South Asian Games when they subdued India 37-31 in the final to clinch the gold medal at jam-packed National Handball Stadium here on Saturday. Pakistan, which recorded an exciting 33-31 victory in the league outing, repeated their performance with another superb display in the important final. National anthem of Pakistan was played and their flag was hoisted after the presentation ceremony to the players. Shooter Azhar Khan, leading the team, emerged as the most outstanding performer as he blasted as many as 10 goals to spearhead his team to an exciting win. Muhammad Nadeem and Naseer Ahmed gave him a great support with seven goals each. Pakistan held an upper hand throughout the final despite enjoying a slender one point lead at the breather with scoreboard showing 16-15. Meanwhile, Bangladesh beat Nepal to clinch the bronze medal. We prepared in the normal small gymnasium back home while we played here on a wood-floor and still won the final. Its satisfying to win this event which has been inducted in the Games for the first time, Azhar Khan said. Pakistan Manager Dr Aftab Iqbal Chaudhry was also delighted with his teams gold medal. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Chief Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Arif Hasan, who watched the final, instantly announced Rs 500,000 cash award for the team while the Pakistan Handball Association also announced an equal amount for the gold medal winning team. Summarised scores: Pakistan: 37 (Azhar Khan 10, Muhammad Nadeem 7, Naseer Ahmed 7, Izhar-ul-Haq 6, Shahid Pervez 5, Nasrullah 2) India 31 (Praseed 8, Shamsher Singh 7, Firoz Khan 6, Naya 5). Pakistan team: Azhar Khan (Captain), Muhammad Nadeem, Naseer Ahmed, Izhar-ul-Haq, Shahid Pervez, Nasrullah, Abid Hussain, Asif Ali, Ozair Atif, Sohaib Ali, Usman Anjum, Zahid, Tahir Ali, Ziaullah). Basharat grabs gold in discus throw Pakistans Basharat Ali grabbed gold in discus throw in the athletics event of the 11th South Asian Games at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday. Lanky 27-year-old from Attock hurled the discus to a distance of 52.43 metres to lead the field of six finalists to retain his medal which he won at Colombo in 2006. I wanted to accomplish something for the country and add another gold to their tally, he said. I am thrilled to win laurels and glory for the country, Basharat, a Havaldar in Army, added. While Basharat took the gold, Haq Nawaz clocked 52.52 seconds to win the 400 metres hurdles and Liaquat Ali seized the bronze medal in 200 metres dash by clocking 1.27 seconds behind Indias Abdul Najeeb while Shehan Saearuwan of Sri Lanka.