India pip Pakistan in Asia Cup hockey

17 October, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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India today defeated arch rival Pakistan 3-1 to top Pool A of the Asia Cup hockey match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium.

Ramandeep Singh (44′) and Harmanpreet Singh (45′) were on the score-sheet for India.

Both Pakistan and Japan finished with four points but Pakistan has qualified for the next round of Super Four because of the better goal difference than that of Japan. However, Pakistan could not make the pressure count and India, again, emerged victorious over them in this tournament.

Q4 55'min: Penalty Corner - Close attack by Pak, India succumbs to their combined attack, nearly a goal. With that, the first quarter came to an end with no goal scored.

When is India vs Pakistan in Asia Cup hockey? After wasting another penalty corner, Pakistan were denied by young India goalkeeper Suraj Karkera, who saved Mohammed Attiq's shot from close range as India went into the breather leading by a goal. But they didn't succumb.


India take on Pakistan in the Pool A encounter at 5.30 pm local time, 5 pm IST.

Q3 32'min: Yellow Card - There is another yellow for Pak for stick check after two umpires consult, for Abu Mahmood. Pakistan earned their second penalty corner in the 20th minute but it still didn't give them the equaliser.

Interestingly, Indian got their second goal when Pakistan were back playing with 11 players.

India doubled their lead in the 43rd minute when Ramandeep Singh flicked home a long push from winger Varun Kumar before Harmanpreet Singh made it 3-0 two minutes later by converting the team's second penalty corner of the game.

The All-India Junior Selection Committee has picked the India U-19 team for the fourth edition of the fifty overs Under-19 Asia Cup. But the midfielder said his team's focus will be to top the pool table and to do that they want to make sure they come up with an overall performance against Pakistan. At the Hero Hockey World League Semi Final in London, India had thrashed their neighbours 7-1 in the pool stage and followed it up with a 6-1 win in the classification match. Find us on Facebook too!

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