BHUBANESHWAR: Pakistan face Malaysia in the second match of the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India today (Wednesday).
A must win match for both the sides, Pakistan lost their opening match 1-0 to Germany while Malaysia were thrashed 7-0 by Netherlands.
Both sides have met four times in the World Cup with Pakistan winning each time.
1973: Pakistan beat Malaysia 4-2
1975: Pakistan beat Malaysia 2-1
1978: Pakistan beat Malaysia 3-0
1998: Pakistan beat Malaysia 7-2
In their most recent encounter during the Asian Champions Trophy in October, Pakistan defeated Malaysia twice, once in the round robin and then in the semi-final on a penalty shootout.
The match between Pakistan and Malaysia will start at 6:30pm Pakistan Standard Time.