Published: Mon, October 16, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Pakistan score, India lead by 3-1

Pakistan score, India lead by 3-1

Continuing their dominance in the ongoing Asia Cup, India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by 3-1 margin in a Pool A match of the tournament on Sunday.

India: Akash Chikte (goal keeper), Suraj Karkera (goal keeper), Dipsan Tirkey, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, SK Uthappa, Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh (captain), Chinglensana Singh, Sumit, SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Gurjant Singh, Satbir Singh.

India are now sitting atop Pool A with six points from two wins while Pakistan are placed second with four points.With two wins, India are comfortably through to the Super 4 stage of the tournament and the Sjoerd Marine-coached side would be hoping to finish the pool stages with an all-win record.

Pakistan also could not make the most of their opportunities as India continued to dominate possession.

India skipper Manpreet Singh was happy with the result, but felt the team needs to make improvements in the upcoming matches. With that, the first quarter came to an end with no goal scored.

India won back-to-back penalty corners the following minute but nothing came out of it. Right after India's victory in Dhaka, the cricketer took to Twitter to tweet, "Congratulations India on beating Pakistan 3-1 in #AsiaCup2017".

While Indian forward-line has showcased incredible form, the team continues to struggle with penalty corner conversion - a concern that might cost them dearly against Pakistan who will look to use this to their advantage.

IST: HALF-TIME! India lead 1-0 against Pakistan. Harmanpreet made no mistake in converting it and take India's lead to a formidable 5-0.

In London, India had beaten Pakistan 7-1 in the pool stage and followed it up with a 6-1 win in the classification match of Hero Hockey World League Semi Final.

# A penalty corner for India, will they stretch the lead further, Harmanpreet to take the shot.

India started their game aggressively but failed to score a single goal in the first quarter, despite many attempts.

# Another penalty corner for Pakistan.

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