New Delhi: It was a sad moment for India in Asian Games 2014, where Saurav Ghosal settled for silver after leading 2-0 in the men's singles squash final against Abdullah Almezayen of Kuwait, who won the match 10-12, 2-11, 14-12, 11-8, 11-9.
Ghosal won the first game 12-10 and won the second 11-2. He was looking all set to win a gold after dominating the proceedings in the first two games.
Trailing by two games, Abdullah raised the level of his game in the third set which Ghosal eventually lost after a close fight. Abdullah was leading in the initial phase in game 3, but Ghosal bounced back to an extent where he had a match point, which was saved by his Kuwaiti opponent.
Almezayen was high on confidence after winning the third and he cruised through the fourth game as well.
In the decider, Almezayen went for the kill and was leading 10-7 at one stage. Despite saving two matche points, Ghosal lost the game 11-9 and the match as well.
Earlier, Ghosal became the first Indian to enter the Asian Games final, beating 2006 champion Ong Beng Hee.
It is the first silver medal for the 28-year-old Indian, who already has three Asian Games bronze medals to his name -- winning the bronze in singles in 2006, 2010 and a doubles bronze in 2010.
Almezayen had defeated Lee Ho Yin of Hong Kong 6-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8 to reach the finals.