Kuantan (Malaysia): In a superb comeback match India to defeat Pakistan 3-2 in their third round robin match at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Malaysia’s Kuantan city today.
For India, Pardeep Mor (22nd minute), Rupinder Pal Singh (43rd minute) and Ramandeep Singh (44th minute) found the targets while Muhammad Rizwan Senior and Muhammad Irfan Junior scored for Pakistan, respectively in the 31st and 39th minute.
With this win, India bagged the crucial three points to leap to the top of the points table with seven points from three matches. India will now take on China on Tuesday.
The match began with a commemoration for on-field umpire Murray Grime, who was officiating his 200th international game.
India did not get the start they wanted as in the initial minutes of the game Pakistan broke with a long ball and got their first penalty corner of the match but Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh pulled off two back-to-back saves.
In the final quarter, India displayed some good defensive game and held their nerves to outplay Pakistan 3-2.