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India beat Pakistan 5-1 in Azlan Shah Hockey Cup match

IPOH: India maintained its dominance over Pakistan right from the start and beat the arch-rivals 5-1 in a Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup match played at Ipoh city of Malaysia on Tuesday (today).

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The match started 3.05 pm PST (Pakistan Standard Time). Manpreet Singh of India with brilliant tactics helped his team take an early lead in the first quarter.

But it was never too late for Pakistan captain Muhammad Irfan who equaled the scorecard for his side after a few minutes. He converts the penalty corner into a goal.

Moments later, SV Sunil scored for India, giving him team an edge.  Manpreet with a clever pass and Sunil deflected it into the goal post.

Second half begun for India, and so is the nightmare for Pakistan. India scored three goals with heroics from  SV Sunil, Talwinder Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh, thus denying Pakistan  a change to fight back into the game.

Pakistan won only one out of their three games in the tournament. They started off with beating Canada but lost to New Zealand and Australia 5-3 and 4-0 respectively.

India, on the other hand, have beaten Japan and Canada in the tournament but handed a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Australia.

Pakistan team’s Head Coach Khwaja Junaid had said that his side would play only to win the game.

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