ORDOS, China (Sept. 11) –Final Updates: India beat Pakistan 4-2 on penalty strokes after two regular halves of 45 minutes each and then two extra time halves of 7-1/2 minutes each were ended without any goal from any team.
Earlier reported as below ...
Traditional filed hockey rivals Pakistan and India are fighting their hearts out for the prestigious Asian Champions Trophy title.
Latest from the field … at the close of second half the match is levelled without any goal. Both teams attacked each other's goal post but couldn't score any goal in stipulated 90 minutes of play. Now there will be two halves of extra time with sudden death option, whichever team scores the goal match will be finished immediately.
Pakistan and India faced each other in group round match which was also drawn at 2-2. India is still unbeatable in this tournament; while Pakistan topped the points table with 10 points after the round-robin matches, followed by India with 9 points.
This is first Men’s Asian Champions Trophy tournament and in the past Pakistan has won first edition of almost all big hockey tournaments including Champions Trophy, World Cup and Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament.
Let’s see whether Pakistan will be successful to win this inaugural tournament ot India will break this string of victories.