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Asian Champions Trophy 2018, India vs Pakistan, Match Highlights: India maintain winning run in tournament

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Asian Champions Trophy 2018, India vs Pakistan, Match Highlights: India maintain winning run in tournament

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Oct 21, 2018 - 00:13 (IST)

India coach Harendra Singh will be pleased with his team's effort today. They were down by a goal early in the match, but that didn't dent players' confidence. They fought hard and scored three superb goals. Captain Manpreet Singh was the standout player, scoring a fantastic goal and helping his team to maintain rhythm. It's a morale-boosting victory and they will look take the momemtum to tomorrow's match against Japan. 

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Oct 21, 2018 - 00:06 (IST)

INDIA 3-1 PAKISTAN

It's all over. A superb win for India against their arch-rivals. Two wins out of two for Manpreet Singh and Co. 

Oct 21, 2018 - 00:02 (IST)

INDIA 3-1 PAKISTAN

Great chance for India. Lalit Upadhaya does well to find Gurjant but shot is well saved by Pakistan's goalkeeper. 

Oct 20, 2018 - 23:58 (IST)

INDIA 3-1 PAKISTAN

No clear cut chances for Pakistan. Time's running out for them. Less than seven minutes left in the match.

Oct 20, 2018 - 23:52 (IST)

INDIA 3-1 PAKISTAN

India goalkeeper Sreejesh walks off the court. Krishan Pathak replaces him and he will do the job for rest of the quarter. 

Oct 20, 2018 - 23:49 (IST)

INDIA 3-1 PAKISTAN

Time for the final quarter. India will look to maintain their lead and seal the match. 

Oct 20, 2018 - 23:48 (IST)

INDIA 3-1 PAKISTAN

End of the third quarter. India dominated the play and scored two vital goals. Pressure will on Pakistan in the final quarter.

Oct 20, 2018 - 23:44 (IST)

INDIA 3-1 PAKISTAN

GOAAAL! Dilpreet Singh with a solid finish to score his fourth goal of the tournament. 

Oct 20, 2018 - 23:43 (IST)

INDIA 2-1 PAKISTAN

Penalty corner for Pakistan. Opportunity to equalise, but nothing comes out of it. India break quickly, but Mandeep Singh couldn't find the goal. 

Oct 20, 2018 - 23:37 (IST)

INDIA 2-1 PAKISTAN

Pakistan are now showing the required attacking intent. India are hell bent on increasing their lead. Eight minutes left in the third quarter. 

Preview: Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh says his team has shrugged off the disappointment of the Jakarta Games and is looking forward to the keenly awaited contest against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy here on Saturday.

Title holders India started the tournament with a runaway 11-0 victory over hosts Oman on Thursday, while former champions Pakistan will take on South Korea in their first fixture later Friday. “The competitive part of the tournament starts Saturday with the match against Pakistan,” said Harendra, who admitted the dejection within the squad when they failed to defend the Asian Games title in Jakarta.

“After the semi-final loss in the Asian Games, the mood was not good for a few days. The disappointment of not winning the Asian Games gold is still playing on the minds of the players somewhat, but we cannot keep thinking of the past,” he said.

India, however, managed to secure bronze with a win over Pakistan.

“We are now focused on this tournament and the side is shaping well. Nine of our players scored goals against Oman in the first outing here. A victory here in the Asian Champions Trophy will be a good path for the World Cup just over a month away. This tournament is close of the World Cup, we need competitive matches and we are getting them,” he said.

Pakistan Skipper Rizwan Senior insisted that his team is not thinking about the India game yet. ““Our first priority is to make a winning start against Korea on Friday. They have made about eight changes in their team and since we don’t know too much about what these new players bring to the team, we have to be quite cautious against them,” he said.

"But yes, India-Pakistan matches are always good for the audience and this will be the first time the two teams will be playing in Muscat so naturally the excitement is high among hockey lovers here. Hopefully, we will live up to the expectations and ensure it will be a thrilling match,” he added.

With inputs from PTI

 

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