Hockey Asia Cup 2017: India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Pool A

India will now move into the second round of Super 4s where the top teams from both the pool will play in round-robin format before the knockouts.

Indian hockey team maintained its triumphant run in Asia Cup 2017 as they registered a fantastic 3-1 victory over fierce rivals Pakistan on Sunday.

"What happened in London was different", asserted Pakistan skipper Mohammad Irfan on the eve of the match. In fact, the Men in Blue managed to control the proceedings for most of the match.

It was then Chinglensana Singh who handed Indian an advantage at the start of second quarter.

GOAL! Ramandeep scores in the 42nd minute as India extend their lead to 2-0. First it was Gurjant Singh who received a brilliant assist from Amit Rohidas on the right baseline which he simply had to nudge into the post to fetch India a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.

India have dominated in their first two games at the Asia Cup 2017 taking place in Bangladesh, thrashing the hosts and Japan 7-0 and 5-1 respectively.


Twitter came alive after the match with several celebrities, among others, congratulating the Indian team on the superb win. The Manpreet Singh-led side dished out a 7-1 and 6-1 hammering to the arch-rivals - the first of which was India's best ever against Pakistan. On the other hand, Pakistan on Friday dropped two points after Japan held them 2-2. Statistics show that India have just 57 wins while Pakistan have won 82 times against their nemesis India.

"For hockey lovers, India vs Pakistan is always a great game to watch".

India secured their first penalty corner soon but Varun Kumar's grounded flick was wide off the target.

Pakistan: Mazhar Abbas (goal keeper), Amjad Ali (goal keeper), Muhammad Irfan (captain), Atif Mushtaq, Mubashar Ali, Ammad Shakeel Butt, Abu Bakar Mahmood, Tasawwar Abbas, Rashid Mahmood, Rizwan Jr, Arslan Qadir, Azfar Yaqoob, Umar Bhutta, Rizwan Sr, Ali Shan, Muhammad Atiq, Waqas Akbar and Ajaz Ahmad.

"I don't think our penalty corner conversation is bad".


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