Pakistan qualify for Asian Games hockey semis after beating Malaysia 4-1

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Published: August 26, 2018
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Pakistan's Ajaz Ahmad (3L) and Muhammad Atiq (2R) celebrate after score a goal against Malaysia during the men's hockey pool B match in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan's Ajaz Ahmad (3L) and Muhammad Atiq (2R) celebrate after score a goal against Malaysia during the men's hockey pool B match in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: A 13th ranked Pakistan team recorded their fourth win in a row in the men’s hockey competition of the Asian Games on Sunday as they thrashed 12th ranked Malaysia 4-1 in Jakarta.

Both the teams have qualified for semi-finals of the competition after the preliminary round, in which Pakistan will now play their last match against Bangladesh on Tuesday.

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For Pakistan, Ejaz Ahmed scored two goals while Mubasshir Ali and Mohammad Irfan hit the goal post once each.

Pakistan won all their first three matches with big margins – 10-0 against Thailand, 10-0 against Oman and 16-0 against Kazakhstan.

The semi-final is scheduled to take place on August 30, with the final to be played on September 1.

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