Pakistan lose to India, manage fourth position in Asian Champions Trophy

DHAKA: Arch-rival India defeated Pakistan by 4-3, in the 3rd/4th position match of the ongoing Asian Hockey Champions Trophy, on Wednesday.

The joint defending champions, India and Pakistan clashed for the second time in the ongoing Champions trophy for the third position match, as both the sides crashed out of the tournament after a semi-final defeat.

India launched an attack right from the start, Harmanpreet Singh scored the first goal of the match for the men in blue in the first quarter.

Soon after, Pakistan’s Afraz Hakeem equalized the score. The scores remain tied at 1-1, till the half time.

In the second half, Pakistan’s Rana Abdul Waheed scored the second goal for the Green shirts; handing his side a lead. However, the lead only lasted a few minutes, as India’s Sumit Walmiki leveled the scores with a brilliant strike.

In the third quarter, India took the lead; with Varun Kumar scoring the third goal for his side. A few minutes later, the men in blue extended their lead; with Akashdeep Singh striking for his side this time.

Pakistan’s Ahmed Nadeem, however, retaliated; scoring a magnificent goal. The green shirts, in the end, failed to level the scores, and India won by a margin of one goal.

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