Asia Hockey Champions 2018: India thrashes Pakistan 3-1

Last Modified Sunday, 21 October 2018 (12:13 IST)
Muscat: India thrashed the arch rials Pakistan, 3-1 in the second match of the 2018 at Muscat.
The team lead by Manpreet Singh, did not have a great start to the match as Pakistan forced a goal in the opening minute of the match through a penalty corner.
Pakistan looked a superior side in the first quarter of the game as India struggled to penetrate the Pakistan defence.
India However, a moment of inspiration from Manpreet in the second quarter of the game saw India equalise 1-1 against Pakistan.
The match was evenly poised at the end of the first half as both the teams were looking to extend the goal.
Mandeep Singh’s cheeky goal in the 33rd minute of the game doubled India’s lead in the game.
The Indian side started to look more confident as they made repeated attacks in search of a third.
Pakistan got a penalty corner in the third quarter but failed to capitalise as the India defence stood tall.
Dilpreet Singh found his fourth goal of the tournament to not only extend India’s lead but also ensure a win.
Captain Manpreet was named as the man of the match. India will take on Japan in the third match on October 21. (UNI)