DOHA: Pakistan came from behind against India in a closely fought final to win the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Doha 5-4 on Thursday, Express News reported.
The match, in which India led at half time 2-1 were pegged back by a resurgent Pakistan who raced to a 3-2 lead after the break. India managed to equalise twice as Pakistan extended their lead to 5-4.
The match though had a controversial moment when in the dying minutes, the Indian team while contesting a long corner walked off. The Indians while attacking the Pakistani goal missed a chance, but contended that there was enough contact for a penalty corner. The Korean referee though ruled otherwise. After a heated argument, the entire Indian team walked off the turf.
However, the drama soon ended as the Indians returned on to the field shortly afterwards.
But Pakistan held on for the remaining couple of moments to clinch the cup.
India had defeated Pakistan earlier in the tournament 2-1 on December 24, 2012. But the green shirts turned up when it mattered the most on Thursday.
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