Bangladesh fought back to beat Kyrgyzstan in 3-2 sets in their fourth match of the Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone Volleyball Championship yesterday, setting up a third-place deciding match against the same team today.
The women in red and green lost the first two sets by 25-9 and 25-15 points, but they bounced back strongly to take the next three sets by 25-21, 25-17, 15-11 points at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium.
“After the first two sets, I told the players not to break down, rather rectify the mistakes. I told them we would win in five sets,” Bangladesh coach Golam Rasul Mehdi told reporters after the match.
“I will identify the mistakes of today’s game and we will work on those. Hopefully we will win the place-deciding match to finish third,” the coach added.
Meanwhile, Nepal beat Maldives in straight sets in the other match of the day, which was a dress rehearsal of the final. The same two teams will meet in the final at 3:00pm today. The third-place deciding match will take place at 1:00pm.