India take 3-0 lead after 3rd quarter

Overall both teams have met in 169 games with Pakistan winning 82 and India only winning 57 matches.—File

"For hockey lovers, India vs Pakistan is always a great game to watch".

The fourth slot will be decided Monday when South Korea and China square off in Group B. South Korea only needs a draw while China must win to play in the medal round.

On the other hand, Pakistan defended well and looked to hurt India on the counter which saw them earn a penalty corner in the last minute of first quarter which they failed to convert as the teams ended the first quarter goal-less.

Ali Shan scored the lone goal for Pakistan in the 49th minute.

Q3 43'min: Third Penalty corner of the match for Pakistan!

Two minutes later, India doubled their advantage after drag-flicker Harmanpreet marked his fifth goal of the tournament as he fired to the left corner of the post to make it 3-0. India might again face Pakistan, but not before the final. India, the three-time Asia Cup champions, have managed only one win in six meetings against their arch-rivals - in 2003 final in Kuala Lumpur.

Three minutes later, Gurjant Singh's reverse hit from the right flank was just off target.

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However, Sharif and his two sons were absent as they are in London where 67-year-old Sharif's wife is battling throat cancer. Nawaz was disqualified by the Supreme Court in July for not declaring a source of income that he disputes receiving.

Q2 22'min: Another Penalty Corner for Pakistan!

Dominant India continued their winning spree as they defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in a pool encounter of the 10th men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, in Dhaka, today. The ball goes past between two players.

The Sjoerd Marijne-coached Indian team will be aiming to continue to pump in more goals with their forwards in very good form.

# But they missed the opportunity again.

India will now move into the second round of Super 4s where the top teams from both the pool will play in round-robin format before the knockouts. Rated as favourites to win the title, the Indians have been impressive so far, beating Japan and hosts Bangladesh comprehensively in their opening two Pool A matches.

GOAL! Chinglensana Kangujam strikes in the 17th minute to help the Indians take a 1-0 lead against Pakistan.

Pakistan, with four points, also advanced to the second round.

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