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August 4, 2020
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First win for Pakistan in Asian Champions Trophy

Kuantan: The world’s 13th ranked Pakistan defeated the 11th ranked South Korea 1-0 in the 4th Asian Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament here in the Malaysian city of Kuantan.

The only goal of the exciting contest came in the last minute. The goal was scored by Haseem Khan on Pakistan’s fourth penalty corner of the match.

Instead of going direct, Aleem Bilal pushed the ball towards the left side of the goal and Haseem Khan dived to flick the ball in, to give Pakistan a well deserved victory.

Unlike Thursday, when they lost opener 2-4 to hosts Malaysia, Pakistan appeared a well composed outfit right from the outset. In a high octane encounter, they matched the Koreans in fitness throughout. – AGENCIES