India beat Pakistan 3-2 in Asian Champions Trophy match

KUANTAN: Pakistan were beaten 3-2 by India in the group match of the Asian Champions Trophy on Sunday at Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium.


India opened the scoring with a field goal from Pardeep Mor in the 22nd minute.

Pakistan replied with a field goal from Muhammad Rizwan Sr in the 31st minute to level the score 1-1.

Pakistan’s offensive reaped fruit when Muhammad Irfan Jr tapped in a pass from Umar Bhutta into the nets.

However, India came back strong on the counter and scored two goals in a span of two minutes courtesy Rupinder Pal Singh (43rd minute) and Ramandeep Singh (44th minute).

Earlier, Pakistan lost its match to Malaysia 4-2 and beat Korea 1-0 in its previous two encounters of the tournament.