The much awaited encounter of the games will be played at Dasaratha Rangshala in Kathmandu in the afternoon. Expressing confidence Indian captain Jerome Vinith said team is fully geared up and India will continue its winning streak. Coach G E Sridharan said India has outstanding record in South Asian Games and his team will beat Pakistan in the finals. In women’s section India will clash with host Nepal in the evening.
Though India had defeated Nepal at group stage but Nepali girls had given them tough fight. Keeping in view the popularity of volleyball in Nepal and a huge numbers of supporters cheering up home team during past matches the India-Nepal finals is also expected to be a thrilling one.
In badminton Indian men’s and women’s teams clinched gold medals in the team event. India defeated Sri in the finals of both the sections at Pokhara last evening. Indian men’s team beat Sri Lankan by 3-1 while women defeated their Sri Lankan opponents by 3-0. On the first day of the games India was at second place in medals tally winning 16 medals including 5 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze. Host Nepal was at number one winning 15 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze and Sri Lanka was third with 3 gold, 7 silver and 14 bronze.