Pakistan thrashed 3-1 by India in Asia Cup

Published: October 15, 2017
India finish with three wins in as many matches in Group A. PHOTO COURTESY: ASIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION

India finish with three wins in as many matches in Group A. PHOTO COURTESY: ASIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION

Pakistan were thrashed 3-1 on Sunday by India in the 2017 Asia Cup Group A match at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium.

India played aggressive hockey in the third quarter to add to their one goal lead and go 3-0 up to make a comeback impossible for Pakistan.

Chinglen Kangujam opened the scoring for India in the 17th minute courtesy a field goal.

Pakistan hockey team pummels Bangladesh 7-0

Ramandeep Singh doubled the lead in the 44th minute, while Harmanpreet Singh added another in the 45th minute through a penalty corner.

For Pakistan, at the start of the fourth quarter, Ali Shan was able to clinch one back but Greenshirts were not able to break India’s defence after that.

This was India’s fifth consecutive win against Pakistan in all tournaments.

Earlier, Pakistan beat Bangladesh 7-0 and scored a 2-2 draw against Japan in their first two group matches.

India top Group A with nine points, with three wins from as many matches.

Pakistan and Japan are tied on four points, while Bangladesh lost their three matches to end on the last spot in the group.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Majnu
    Oct 15, 2017 - 6:57PM

    Don’t feel bad India is #6 side in world while Pakistan is #14.Looking at scoreline India played very bad.Recommend

  • Chachea Jee
    Oct 15, 2017 - 11:29PM

    China should step in and force Indians to lose.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Oct 16, 2017 - 8:04AM

    Poor Pakistani players, they are not getting chance to take off their shirts and abuse the audienceRecommend

  • Giri
    Oct 16, 2017 - 11:31AM

    India has gone way ahead of Pakistan in almost all sports. This is the result of growing economic might of India which opens up income opportunities for sports people. That motivates young people to focus on sports instead of math and science. Today I see so many professional full time sports people in India doing just sports. They live good life if they are good. So many sports league on IPL kind format.Recommend

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