India vs Pakistan, Asian Champions Trophy 2018 Highlights: India continued its dominance over arch-rivals Pakistan with a 3-1 win to register their second consecutive win at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. India had defeated Pakistan 4-0 in the final edition of the Champions Trophy earlier in the year before registering a close 2-1 win over the arch-rivals in the Jakarta Asian Games. India will next face Japan Sunday while Pakistan will play against Oman on Monday.
India vs Pakistan, Asian Champions Trophy 2018 Highlights:
THAT'S THAT! India beat Pakistan 3-1
Great start for India. That's two wins out of two. Pakistan started well and even got the first goal but once Manpreet equalised, India were pretty much unstoppable. Pakistan could not keep up with their quick attacks and in the end, they lost by a two-goal margin.
9 mins left in 4th quarter
Sreejesh has walked off the court and Krishan Pathak takes his place. India just need to hold on now.
5 mins left in 3rd quarter
Pakistan have more possession but India are looking vicious on the counter. Manpreet and Mandeep were in the D for India with just two Pakistani defenders there but the latter manage to parry the danger away.
GOAL! Mandeep gives India the lead
Oh, that is extraordinary. Mandeep takes two touches to keep the ball in possession, he has his back to the net and he flicks the ball backwards between his feet. It roles into the net.
That Manpreet goal
For football fans, the word that describes it best would be gollazzo. Manpreet veered between two Pakistani players to enter the D through the centre before unleashing the shot. That was one hell of a goal.
HALF TIME! India 1-1 Pakistan
Manpreet Singh's goal has reinvigorated the Indians. Pakistan have bested them for most of this half but after that goal, India have been a different beast. Can expect a few more goals if they keep this up.
2 mins to go in 2nd quarter
India hounding Pakistan now. Nilkanta Sharma’s flick went just wide of the post after being set up beautifully by Mandeep’s cut-back. Close.
GOAL! Captain Manpreet scores the equaliser
It is captain Manpreet who scores the equaliser for India. Pakistan give him space inside the D and he punishes them for it.
1st quarter ends, India 0-1 Pakistan
Mohammad Zubair almost hit the ball into the goal, the Indian defence looks a little lost at the moment.
5 mins left in 1st quarter
India get another PC but nothing comes out of it. They are dominating possession but nothing meaningful has come out of it.
GOAL! India 0-1 Pakistan
Pakistan win a PC and Mohammad Irfan Jr scores from it. That didn't take long and the Indians seem a little shell-shocked by that.
Here are the Playing XI for India:
Here’s a look at the 11 players of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team who will take on Pakistan in their 2nd match of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018 on 20th October. Catch the action LIVE on @StarSportsIndia Sports 2/2HD from 10:40 PM (IST).#IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/Cd81h7iv79— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) 20 October 2018
India vs Pakistan LIVE
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the hockey clash between India and Pakistan. The two sides have played 34 times since 2018 with India winning 18 times and drawing eight times. The match begins at 10.40 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. Stay tuned for live score and updates.