LAHORE - Pakistan edged out India 3-2 in the final to clinch the 1st Asia Cup Fistball Tournament title here Friday at the University of Lahore Bhubattian Chowk, Raiwand Road.

The grand Asian contest, which was organised under the banner of the Punjab International Sports Festival (PISF), was witnessed by a large number of people and university students. University of Lahore (UoL) chairman MA Rauf was the chief guest at the occasion.  The title decider between the arch-rivals presented a real picture of competition. In the first set, Pakistan players showed complete control and kept their opponents under pressure with amazing agility. Indian players found it quite hard to tackle the attacks from Pakistan players. Mujaddad Awan, Awais and Umer Riaz scored points for Pakistan.

Talking to the reporters, Pakistan team captain Mujaddad Awan said that the victory was a result of their team work. “We did hard training for this event and after this victory, the future of fistball is quite bright in Pakistan.” Earlier, Nepal trounced Australia by 3-1 in the best-of-five third/fourth position match. Australia made an impressive start and won the opening set 11-8. They also showed great fighting abilities in the second set but could not avert Nepal from taking the set which the latter won 13-11. However, Nepal players dominated the Australians and grabbed the next two sets 11-9, 11-9 without much trouble.