China re-gained their Asian Games men's team badminton title after beating hosts Indonesia 3-1 here this evening in a five-hour epic encounter.
Doubles pairing Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan scored the vital point for China after defeating Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto 21-18, 17-21, 21-18.
Shi Yuqi had earlier given them a 1-0 lead with Indonesian opponent Anthony Sinisuka Ginting cruelly forced to retire with a leg injury when trailing 14-21, 23-21, 21-20 in the dying moments of their crucial third game.
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo brought the home side back onto level terms, however, with a comfortable 21-17, 21-18 win over Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen.
But it proved to be in vain as Liu and Zhang successfully followed up Olympic champion Chen Long's narrow 19-21, 21-16, 21-18 victory over Jonatan Christie to seal the gold medal.
China's triumph sees them secure the outright record for the number of gold medals in the men's team event at the Asian Games, moving onto six.
They shared the previous record of five with Indonesia.
The Chinese were beaten by South Korea in the final at the 2014 edition of the Games in Incheon, denying them a third consecutive gold medal.
Chinese Taipei and Japan were this year's bronze medallists having lost their semi-finals yesterday to China and Indonesia respectively.
In the women's team final, Japan won gold after overcoming defending champions China 3-1.
With the victory, Japan improve on their performance at Incheon 2014 , where they won bronze.
The East Asians started the final in disappointing fashion with Akane Yamaguchi losing to lower-ranked Chen Yufei 15-21, 12-21.
But they were able to equalise in the second match through a brilliant performance from Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota, who beat Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan 21-12, 21-17.
Japan's second singles player Nozomi Okuhara then defeated He Bingjiao 21-16, 19-21, 21-15 before Olympic doubles champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi sealed victory with a 21-16, 21-11 win over China's Huang Dongping and Zheng Yu.
"They are a tough team," Fukushima said of China.
With the result, China's women's team fails to repeat its gold medal-winning performance at Incheon 2014.
Indonesia and Thailand each settled for third place and a bronze medal.
Badminton action at the 2018 Asian Games is scheduled to continue tomorrow with the initial stages of competition in the men's and women's singles and doubles, and the mixed doubles.