Pakistan record second win in Asiad hockey

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LAHORE: In the ongoing 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, the Pakistan hockey team showcases their mettle with yet another triumph. In a hard-fought contest, Pakistan emerged victorious in their second pool match against Bangladesh, triumphing with a decisive scoreline of five goals to two. Despite a momentary setback when Bangladesh seized the lead in the 19th minute through a penalty corner, Pakistan rallied valiantly. Afraz came to the fore, leveling the score with a field goal in the 30th minute, setting the stage for Pakistan’s eventual triumph. In the 40th minute of the game, Pakistan’s youthful right striker Shahzeb Khan fortified Pakistan’s advantage by notching a field goal. Shortly after, in the 43rd minute, Pakistan’s left striker Mohammad Imad extended the lead by slotting the third goal for the team. Bangladesh managed to narrow the gap, striking a field goal in the 46th minute. However, Pakistan remained relentless, as drag flick maestro Sufyan Khan thundered a rapid flick from a penalty corner, securing Pakistan’s fourth goal in the 48th minute. In the 57th minute of the game, Pakistan’s talented drag flick specialist, Arbaaz Ahmed, showcased his exceptional skills by executing a precise and swift drag flick during a critical penalty corner, resulting in Pakistan’s fifth goal of the match.
Set to embark on their third match at 06:00 AM Pakistan time on September 28, the Pakistan hockey team is ready to face Uzbekistan in the Asian Games. The tournament boasts twelve teams, divided into two pools. In Pool A, Pakistan competes alongside India, Japan, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Uzbekistan, while Pool B houses Korea, Malaysia, China, Oman, Thailand, and Indonesia. Pakistan’s hockey team has displayed a striking offensive performance, scoring a remarkable 16 goals across their first two pool matches.

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