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Asia Cup Hockey: India thrash Pakistan 3-1; claim top spot in Pool A

Prime News, International Sports, Hockey,  New Delhi, October 16:- India made it three out of three victories as they thrashed Pakistan 3-1 in their final Pool A clash at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.

This is India’s fifth successive win against their arch-rivals Pakistan in international hockey.

For the ‘Men in Blue,’ Chinglensana Singh (17th minute), Ramandeep Singh (44th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (45th minute) got on the score-sheet, while Ali Shaan (48th minute) scored the lone goal for Pakistan in the final quarter.

India had already secured a place in the round-robin Super 4 stage of the tournament after their stunning wins in the first two matches of the competition — Japan (5-1) and hosts Bangladesh (7-0). But with this comprehensive victory over their neighbours, they topped the Pool A with nine points.

While as for Pakistan, they have also progressed into the next round, courtesy of having a better goal difference than Japan (both teams were locked at four points after three matches).

–(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

 

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