India vs Pakistan: India beat Pakistan 3-2 in final to win Asian Champions Trophy 2016

India won the gold medal in the Asian Champions Trophy after beating Pakistan 3-2 in the final in Malaysia.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 31, 2016 1:10 pm
india vs pakistan, ind vs pak, india pakistan hockey, india vs pakistan hockey, asia champions trophy, hockey news, hockey Rupinder Pal Singh scored 11 goals in the tournament. (Source: File)

India celebrated Diwali by winning gold medal in the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy by beating arch-rivals Pakistan 3-2 in the final in Malaysia on Sunday. This is the second time India have won the title of this tournament.

India won the inaugural tournament in 2011 but finished runners-up to Pakistan in 2012. Pakistan defended their title in 2013.

India dominated the proceedings throughout the match but both teams failed to score in the first quarter and it ended 0-0. India got the chance to take the lead in the first quarter but Jasjit Singh failed to convert the penalty corner.

But Rupinder Pal Singh converted the second penalty corner in the 18th minute to send India into a 1-0 lead. Affan Yousuf then doubled the lead five minutes later when he deflected a Ramandeep Singh hit into the goal.

Pakistan pulled one back through Mohammad Aleem Bilal who converted a penalty corner just two minutes before the half-time. India went into the half time break leading 2-1.

India dominated again in the third quarter but a defensive error by Sardar Singh in the 38th minute gave Pakistan the opening and Ali Shan scored their second goal to tie the match 2-2.

India wasted a couple of chances in the fourth quarter to take the lead. It was Nikkin Thimmaiah’s goal in the 51st minute that gave India the 3-2 lead.

India held on to this till the end of the time to win the match 3-2 and the gold medal for the second time in the tournament.

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First Published on: October 30, 2016 7:50 pm
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    Ikok
    Oct 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm
    Indian muslims should claim another 4-5 territories as new stan
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      Bnm
      Oct 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm
      Well done boys Congrats
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        SubbuI
        Oct 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm
        Congrats India , WONDERFUL DISLAY OF HOCKEY, we are proud of you.lt;br/gt;WE WILL BEAT THEM IN A WAR TOO
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          Anup Sharma
          Oct 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm
          Najdik jakey dekh key aa jandu.. kon kis ki maar rha.. saalo pant pahnane ki aukat nhai tumhari apna pajama sambhal ke pahnana .. fathegi gi salon. Jai Hind
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            m v
            Oct 30, 2016 at 3:29 pm
            The Indian team was the dominant one and called the shots at the right times. A throughly satisfying win. A big congratulation to the Indian team.
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              avi
              Oct 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm
              Indian Punjab was cleared totally of Muslims in 1947.
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                avi
                Oct 30, 2016 at 9:07 pm
                Porki team, on return, will be sent to prison on "Sedation" charges and their families will be targeted by LeT !
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                  Aytoor
                  Oct 31, 2016 at 2:16 am
                  But living under suppression.
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                    Aytoor
                    Oct 30, 2016 at 7:32 pm
                    Yea so about indian punjab?
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                      Binoy Mathew
                      Oct 31, 2016 at 7:04 am
                      what a nail biting finish, these hockey team did it for India.....
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                        DD
                        Oct 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm
                        stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;.... lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;''''''''
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                          lafanga
                          Oct 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm
                          Ok relax everyone. Both stan and India have won the same le twice. Show this bravado if you win it more than stan has. Until then hush up.
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                            lafanga
                            Oct 30, 2016 at 3:07 pm
                            This is Asian Champions trophy where both stan and India have won twice each. In Champions trophy stan has won three les 1978, 1980, 1994 and India ZERO. stan has been runner up 7 times while India only 1 time. Please check your bravado or it will become another case of false surgical strike LOL
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                              Arnab Bhattacharya
                              Oct 30, 2016 at 4:34 pm
                              thousands congratulation , for glorious victory over dark country (Y)
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                                gopal
                                Oct 31, 2016 at 3:55 am
                                Good Job Team. Congratulations..May Hockey rise once again as a por sport in India.
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                                  sanjay patel
                                  Oct 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm
                                  Stop living in past. You are only good as your last game! End of the score is 3-2 INDIA WINS! don't be a sore loser accept it INDIA beat your team fair and square.
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                                    Kuna
                                    Oct 30, 2016 at 2:41 pm
                                    Congratulations to team India .Happy diwali.Your achievement doubled our joy .
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                                      hamid
                                      Oct 31, 2016 at 2:48 am
                                      Whether it is sports or war, Porkistan Pigistan is always fu$$ked by India. Jai Hind.
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                                        HG KETKAR
                                        Oct 31, 2016 at 3:51 am
                                        Well acquired and well pla Diwali gift by Indian Hockey to the nation by winning Asean Champions trophy defeating arch rival stan. Kudos to Indian Hockey Team.
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                                          Joseph
                                          Oct 31, 2016 at 11:00 am
                                          Where is MNS and so called Bhakts? How did this match happen? These people were making big noise about Bollywood Films with Pak Artists and not playing cricket in such situations?
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                                            Juggal
                                            Oct 31, 2016 at 4:38 am
                                            stan will always remain looser in every thing whether it is war or sports.Great lt;br/gt;work done by team
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