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India take 3-0 lead after 3rd quarter

India take 3-0 lead after 3rd quarter

Team India once again proved its mettle in the Asia Cup tournament by thrashing Pakistan in the third match of Pool A and registering their third consecutive victory.

India lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan a super Sunday match for the top spot in pool-A of Hero Asia Cup Hockey 2017, at Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium. Although there is no doubt about the quality of Pakistan hockey squad but they were just no match for the Indian talent on Sunday. India, the three-time Asia Cup champions, have managed only one win in six meetings against their arch-rivals - in 2003 final in Kuala Lumpur.

Q3 45'min: GOAL! Harmanpreet Singh flicks to the far corner for India's 3rd goal.

For India, Chinglesana, Ramandeep and Harmanpreet got onto the scoresheet while Ali Shaan scored the lone goal for Pakistan.

Q2 23'min: Once again a brilliant save from Indian goalkeeper, India maintain their lead 1-0 vs Pakistan.

RESULTS: Group A: India 3 Pakistan 1, Japan 3 Bangladesh 1.

However, Pakistan progressed to the "Super 4s" stage with four points on the basis of a better goal difference.

Twitter came alive after the match with several celebrities, among others, congratulating the Indian team on the superb win.

At half-time, India were leading 1-0. On the other hand, Pakistan on Friday dropped two points after Japan held them 2-2. 13 goals over two games would have made coach Marine happy, but India's poor conversation rate of penalty corners is a cause of concern.

Japan play Bangladesh in their last match.

Q3 41'min: Akashdeep and Gurjant exchange inside D, but Gurjant sends the ball on the charging Pakistan goalkeeper, India missed the golden chance to extend their lead.

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.


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