Pakistan trounced 5-2 by India

Published: November 25, 2012

Pakistan will be hoping to register their first win in the tournament against India in their third-place play-off today to get a timely boost ahead of the Champions Trophy. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan were thrashed 5-2 by India in an inconsequential round-robin match in the Lanco International Super Series nine-a-side hockey tournament in Perth yesterday, according to the Times of India.

The loss meant that Pakistan will go into their third-fourth place play-off match with India today without having registered a single win in the tournament so far. On the turf, the Greenshirts failed to build any momentum right from the start and struggled to contain their rivals who took an early lead when V R Raghunath struck in just the seventh minute.

S V Sunil was the star performer for India, scoring a brace, while Akashdeep Singh and Manpreet Singh chipped in with a goal each.  Pakistan, on the other hand, could only manage to score two consolation goals in each half through Shafqat Rasool and Mohammad Rizwan senior.

Meanwhile, hosts and defending champions Australia continued their impressive winning run and demolished England 6-2 in their last round-robin match ahead of the final that will be played between the two sides today.

This is the final tournament before the start of the Champions Trophy, which will be held in Melbourne from December 1.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2012.

Reader Comments (6)

  • Polpot
    Nov 25, 2012 - 11:03AM

    Pakistan trounced 2-5 ( and not 5-2)
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Editors pls wake up.

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  • Hukka
    Nov 25, 2012 - 5:43PM

    In another news Pakistan beat india 5-2 in the final match to claim bronze medal. ET please update, other patriotic news agencies like dawn reporting

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  • Huma Shah
    Nov 26, 2012 - 1:47PM

    yes, agree with @Hukka. Tribune totally confused me for a while because I read PTV sports and they were reporting Pakistan win the bronze beating India 5-2, and 2 minutes later I read tribune, which was repoting the opposite. And you still haven’t updated it more than 24 hours later.

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  • Hamid
    Nov 26, 2012 - 1:47PM

    Both teams must play to gather to revive their hockey teams in international arena.

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  • Zed
    Nov 26, 2012 - 3:53PM

    Indian Funded Jounalism

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  • MJ Siddiqui
    Nov 29, 2012 - 1:19AM

    Let me clear the confusion. India beat Pakistan 5-2 in the group match and Pakistan then beat India with an identical score of 5-2 in the match played for third position in a four nation tournament. Both teams lost their games against Australia and England and beat each other one game a piece. Bottom line is that India & Pakistan are just shadows of the glorious teams that used to represent these former Asian hockey giants.

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