Pakistan dominate Australia in opening volleyball match

Green Shirts outclass Kangaroos 3-0 to lead 1-0 in a three-match series

Zulfiqar Baig May 28, 2024
Pakistan vs Australia volleyball match 1. SCREENGRAB


Pakistan's volleyball team secured a commanding victory over Australia, winning the first match of the three-match series 3-0 at the Pakistan Sports Complex's Liaquat Gymnasium.

The Green Shirts delivered an impressive performance against the Kangaroos, clinching the match with set scores of 25-22, 25-22, and 25-20. This victory gives Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

A large crowd attended the match, providing robust support for the home team. The second match of the series is scheduled for May 29.

"We played with great spirit and determination," said Pakistan's captain. "Our team is focused on maintaining this momentum throughout the series."

With the home crowd's enthusiastic backing, Pakistan now looks to continue their winning streak and clinch the series in the upcoming matches.

In a press conference yesterday, PVF Chairman Chaudhry Muhammad Yaqoob expressed his delight for hosting the Australian team, saying it would be a great opportunity for Pakistani volleyball fans to witness top-class game. The series is being held on the request of the Australian Volleyball Federation, he said.

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Yaqoob said the series would help Pakistani team prepare for international events and will be an important step towards developing volleyball in the country.

The Australian coach, Daniel Ilott said volleyball is a minor sport in Australia, but the team is excited to play against Pakistan. He praised the Pakistani team’s recent performance in the Central Asian Volleyball League, saying they have been playing excellent volleyball.

The Pakistani team captain, Murad Jehan said Australia was a tough team, but Pakistan has a blend of young and experienced players who were ready for the challenge.He expressed his happiness at hosting the Australian team and said that the series would be a great opportunity for both teams to showcase their skills.

The Australian captain, Nehemiah Mote, said Pakistan has improved significantly since their last encounter in 2019 and will provide a tough challenge. He expressed his team was ready for the series and said that they were looking forward to a great competition.

The second match of the series would be held on May 29 while the last match would be played on May 30.


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