In the first two games, the Indians have showcased lovely one-touch hockey and used both flanks to create numerous scoring chances.What is heartening is that the Indians have scored some excellent field goals but a matter of concern for them is their penalty corner conversion rate. The Indians, thus, finished on top of Pool A. With this victory, India finished the pool unbeaten with nine points.
GOAL! Chinglensana Kangujam strikes in the 17th minute to help the Indians take a 1-0 lead against Pakistan.
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In all of Pakistan's three Asia Cup wins, India were the runners up.
Rohidas, with no real threat from the Bangladesh defenders, struck the ball into the goal winning India a 4-0 lead. India might again face Pakistan, but not before the final. For Pakistan, Ali Shan scored the reducer in the fourth quarter.
A breakthrough came in the 20th minute when Gurjant Singh swiftly dribbled into the left flank to find Amit Rohidas perfectly poised in front of the post. "I still don't think our PC conversation is bad".
IST: Third Quarter gets underway.
Q2 22'min: Another Penalty Corner for Pakistan! The ball goes past between two players.
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. India, who started as the match favourites, lived up to the expectations and produced an impressive show of hockey. The lead now goes to 3-0.
Pakistan earn their first Penalty Corner in the 15th but failed to convert it into a goal.
Pakistan, on the other hand, have had a mixed outing so far. However, they managed to salvage a 1-1 draw against Japan in their second match.
# Quarter 2 ends and India is still leading the game by 1-0 courtesy a brilliant finish by Chinglensana in the first quarter and then a moment of brilliance from Suraj Karkera to deny Pakistan the equaliser in the second.