Indian hockey team beat Pakistan 3-1 at the Asia Cup 2017.
For India, Chinglesana, Ramandeep and Harmanpreet got onto the scoresheet while Ali Shaan scored the lone goal for Pakistan. The Indians, thus, finished on top of Pool A. With this victory, India finished the pool unbeaten with nine points.
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Pakistan are three-time Asia Cup champions Pakistan while India have lifted the cup twice. The Manpreet Singh-led side dished out a 7-1 and 6-1 hammering to the arch-rivals - the first of which was India's best ever against Pakistan.
But at the end of the day, the Indians came out superior and continued their recent domination over Pakistan, that includes back-to-back victories in the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London earlier this year.
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.
Q4 55'min: Penalty Corner - Close attack by Pak, India succumbs to their combined attack, nearly a goal.
India, Pakistan qualifed from Group A while Malaysia qualifies from Group B.
The game will be the biggest test for new India coach, Sjoerd Marijne, who took charge of the team just before the tournament.
India continued to put up pressure on their opponents all throughout the match.
Having dominated with 70 per cent ball possession, India began the fourth quarter with a penalty corner. In 1989, they met once again. Pakistan, meanwhile, are all but through with a win and a draw in their two matches so far.
Pakistan had got off to a roaring start in this tournament with a 7-0 win against hosts Bangladesh, but they stumbled against Japan as they settled for a 2-2 draw.
Two minutes later, the Indian goalkeeper made another great save from a fierce shot from open play as he was kept busy by Pakistan's attack towards the latter stages of the second quarter. India conceded the first penalty corner of the match in the last minute of the quarter but Pakistan couldn't make the most of it.