Malaysia finally celebrated a gold medal in the men's squash team event at the Asian Games at the third time of asking.

The men's team, who lost to Pakistan in 2010 and India in 2014, finally triumphed in the 2018 edition in Indonesia by overcoming Hong Kong 2-1 on Saturday.

After Ivan Yuen lost 7-11, 18-20, 11-9, 8-11 to Yip Tsz Fung in the first game, Nafiizwan Adnan, who won a bronze medal in the men's singles event, drew level for Malaysia with a 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 win over Lee Ho Yin.

Ng Eain Yow then stepped up to seal the victory by beating Au Chin Ming 11-7, 11-7, 11-4.

The gold medal was also Malaysia's seventh gold at the 2018 Asian Games, hence meeting the target set for the national contingent.