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Asian Champions Trophy Highlights: Harmanpreet, Akashdeep score as India register 3-1 win over arch-rivals Pakistan

India Vs Pakistan Asian Champions Trophy 2021: India brush aside Pakistan 3-1 in a high-intensity contest in Dhaka.
Indian men's hockey team
Indian men's hockey team

Harmanpreet Singh and Akashdeep Singh were among the goal-scorers as India recorded a big 3-1 win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asian Champion's Trophy clash on Friday in Dhaka. Pakistan looked threatening in the closing minutes but India walked away with full points to consolidate their position at the top of the table. Harmanpreet opened the scoring, allowing India to head into the half-time with a 1-0 lead over Pakistan. Akashdeep doubled the lead, scoring minutes into the third quarter before Pakistan managed to pull things back with a goal. Harmanpreet slotted one again towards the end to make it 3-1 in the final quarter of the all-important match....Read More

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Dec 17, 2021 4:57 PM IST

India walk away with a big win and three points in the bag

Pakistan posed a threat towards the end but Harmanpreet's second goal sealed things for India, who are not at the top of the points table with two wins and a draw. Harmanpreet and Akashdeep were brilliant today, and so was Varun Kumar in the defence. Shilanand Lakra also put up an impressive performance.

Dec 17, 2021 4:46 PM IST

India 3-1 Pakistan

Harmanpreet and Akashdeep have helped India defeat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in the high-intensity clash in Dhaka.

Dec 17, 2021 4:41 PM IST

India lose their review

India lose out on the review in the dying minutes as the TV umpire goes in favour of Pakistan. Just three minutes left in the contest.

Dec 17, 2021 4:39 PM IST

Pakistan save India's PC

A push from Pakistan and India got another PC! Hardik Singh was the injector but well defended by Abbas. It's still 3-1 but both sides have been intense to slot one in the closing minutes.

Dec 17, 2021 4:38 PM IST

Take a breath!

Back-to-back action on both ends in the final minutes of the contest. Both India and Pakistan were awarded penalty corners but only the former managed to convert it, with Harmanpreet slotting his second of the game. The last few minutes of the match have been intense.

Dec 17, 2021 4:30 PM IST

India extend their lead!

Harmanpreet slots his second as India have made it 3-1 in the closing minutes of the contest.

Dec 17, 2021 4:26 PM IST

Pakistan keep their referral!

A successful referral for Pakistan and it's India now who have been denied a penalty corner in the closing moments. Less than nine minutes to go in the final quarter.

Dec 17, 2021 4:18 PM IST

Successful referral for India!

Pakistan have been denied a PC in the fourth quarter. India took the referral and it went in their favour. It was a brilliant tackle from Harmanpreet and Manpreet decided to review the umpire's decision.

Dec 17, 2021 4:15 PM IST

Pakistan score towards end of third quarter!

Pakistan have finally broken the shackles to make it 2-1. It all depends on the final quarter now!

Dec 17, 2021 4:11 PM IST

India lead 2-0!

Akashdeep makes extends India's lead! Lakra came up with a brilliant run before it fell to Sumit. He passed it to Akashdeep to make it 2-0. Pakistan were defending with a player less as Hammadudin got a green card, keeping him out for a couple of minutes.

Dec 17, 2021 4:06 PM IST

India almost score in third quarter

Start of the third quarter and India were almost there to make it 2-0. Samsher Singh penetrated into the circle. The Pakistan skipper came up with a tackle but India, however, were denied a penalty corner.

Dec 17, 2021 3:58 PM IST

Pakistan head coach not happy with the umpire

"We were unlucky with the umpire's decision. It should not happen in a match like this," he said on the penalty corner decision during half-time.

Dec 17, 2021 3:49 PM IST

End of first half

India still lead 1-0! Shilanand Lakra tried to enter the circle but a Mubashir Ali tackle broke the run. Brilliant defending from Pakistan. India got more chances but fail to convert them. Rajkumar Pal's shot was saved and Dilpreet hit it wide of the post.

Dec 17, 2021 3:38 PM IST

India down to 10 men again

Another card for India as Nilam Sanjeep has been handed a two-minute suspension. India are down to 10 men for the second time in the contest.

Dec 17, 2021 3:34 PM IST

Pakistan searching for chances

India haven't let Pakistan have any scoring opportunities or PCs so far. India have kept the possession and built the pressure but Pakistan are still looking to break the shackles. A brilliant run by Afraz down the left flank but the youngster fails to convert it.

Dec 17, 2021 3:29 PM IST

End of first quarter

First quarter comes to an end! Credit to Harmanpreet, who has put India in the lead. Not a lot of chances for both teams but India made the most of the PC to make it 1-0.

Dec 17, 2021 3:23 PM IST

Harmanpreet scores as India take early lead!

It was a golden chance for India to take the early lead from PC and Harmanpreet Singh has put India ahead. IND 1-0 PAK

Dec 17, 2021 3:16 PM IST

India taking their time

Four minutes in and India have had multiple attempts to break into Pakistan's half. Pakistan, in response, have looked structured to negate any threats. Akashdeep, meanwhile, is back on the field.

Dec 17, 2021 3:13 PM IST

Akashdeep Singh carded

Two minutes in the game and we already have the first card! Akashdeep Singh gets a two-minute suspension and India are down to 10 men early.

Dec 17, 2021 3:10 PM IST

We are underway!

We are heading into the first quarter after the national anthems and handshakes. Dilpreet Singh is on the bench.

Dec 17, 2021 3:06 PM IST

Graham Reid on the match 

India head coach Graham Reid says the team will be focussing on the process rather than looking at the opposition Pakistan.

Dec 17, 2021 3:03 PM IST

All eyes on Dilpreet Singh

Will Dilpreet Singh and Harmanpreet Singh find their name on the scoresheet in this all-important clash? Lalit Upadhayay has also scored three goals from two games. We're now just moments away!

Dec 17, 2021 2:53 PM IST

Three successive Olympic hockey finals

India and Pakistan have played each other from 1956 to 1964 in three successive Olympic hockey finals. India won gold twice while Pakistan won once.

Dec 17, 2021 2:46 PM IST

Skipper Manpreet Singh on the clash

"Tomorrow going to be a good match. We can’t underestimate any team, all teams came here to give their best," skipper Manpreet Singh had said on the eve of the much-awaited contest.

Dec 17, 2021 2:46 PM IST

India's starting XI for the big-ticket match

Dec 17, 2021 2:35 PM IST

India's campaign so far

India have played two matches in the ongoing tournament. They drew 2-2 in their opener against South Korea, after conceding their lead then thrashed hosts Bangladesh 9-0. Dilpreet Singh slammed a hat-trick of field goals, while Jarmanpreet Singh found the net twice from set pieces as the Indian team dispelled the hosts.

Dec 17, 2021 2:25 PM IST

Previous meeting

The last time the arch-rivals played each other was in the league stages of the ACT in 2018 where India beat their neighbours 3-1. A win here against Pakistan will help India secure a semifinals berth in the five-nation tournament in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dec 17, 2021 2:24 PM IST

Asian Champions Trophy 2021, India vs Pakistan, Live

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs Pakistan, Asian Champions Trophy 2021 clash in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Tokyo Olympic bronze-medallists are in thehunt for the semifinals berth, currently leading the standings with four points, while Pakistan are at the fourth spot after their goalless draw against Japan.

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