India beat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in a much-anticipated clash of Pool A at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka. This was India's third consecutive win in the tenth edition of the prestigious event. With this win, India have topped the Pool A with nine points.Earlier, the men in blue registered two comprehensive wins against Japan (5-1) and Bangladesh (7-0). Man of Match is awarded to Chinglensan Singh Kangujam who scores the first goal for India.
HIGHLIGHTS, INDIA vs PAKISTAN ASIA CUP HOCKEY 2017 AT DHAKA
Q4 60'min: India wins the 170th match between them. It's only second Victory for India against Pak in the annals of Asia Cup.
Q4 58'min: Harmanpreet flicks hard but brilliant defence from Pakistan defenders. Umpire clears. India goes for a referral.
Q4 58'min: Penalty corner for India! The ball hits the foot of Pak defender, one more PC for India.
Q4 56' min: Pakistan on the attack, but India keep the ball possession. IND 3-1 vs PAK
Q4 55'min: India just need to calm their nerves to win this encounter, they still lead 3-1 vs Pakistan.
Q4 52'min: STAT ALERT - Pakistan have lost their last four matches against India.
Q4 51'min: Penalty Corner - Close attack by Pak, India succumbs to their combined attack, almost a goal. But, Pakistan fail to find the net. IND 3-1 vs PAK
Q4 48' min: GOAL! Pakistan get off the mark with their first goal, Ali Shan scores with a brilliant reverse hit for the men in green. PAK 1-3 vs IND
Q3 45'min: GOAL! Harmanpreet Singh flicks to the far corner for India's 3rd goal. IND 3-0 vs PAK
Q3 44'min: GOAL! Ramandeep Singh scores the second goal for the men in blue. IND 2-0 vs PAK
Q3 43'min: Third Penalty corner of the match for Pakistan!
Q3 41'min: Akashdeep and Gurjant exchange inside D, but Gurjant sends the ball on the charging Pakistan goalkeeper, India missed the golden chance to extend their lead. IND 1-0 vs PAK
Q3 39'min: Wide hit from Varun, no result for India.
Q3 39'min: First penalty corner of the match for India.
Q3 37'min: Lalit's reverse from left side D, but wide off from Ramandeep who wanted to deflect from close to goalline. IND 1-0 vs PAK
Q3 35'min: Once again Suraj comes to the rescue for India. Chikte clears the ball from India's D. India 1-0 vs Pakistan
Q3 32'min: Yellow Card - There is another yellow for Pak for stick check after two umpires consult, for Abu Mahmood. Pakistan down to nine men
Q3 32'min: Yellow Card - Rizwan Sr gets for bodily blocking and trapping Manpreet Singh on his own circle
17.56 IST: Third Quarter gets underway. IND 1-0 vs PAK
17.49 IST: HALF-TIME! India lead 1-0 against Pakistan.
Q2 29'min: Chance for India, Gurjant Singh hits it wide. IND 1-0 vs PAK
Q2 28'min: Another good save from Indian GK - Suraj, he is showing great courage here. Pakistan coach is frustated. IND 1-0 vs PAK
Q2 26'min: Long corner for Pakistan but Rizwan Sr' fails to collect the ball cleanly in D
Q2 23'min: Once again a brilliant save from Indian goalkeeper, India maintain their lead 1-0 vs Pakistan.
Q2 22'min: Another Penalty Corner for Pakistan!
Q2 20'min: India keep up the momentum with good attack, lead 1-0 vs Pakistan
Q2 16'min: GOAL! Chinglensana gets the ball off Akashdeep, taking the shot from top of D, Pakistan goalkeeper spots but the ball goes above his fallen frame. IND 1-0 vs Pakistan
17:28 IST: End of first quarter. India 0-0 Pakistan
Q1 15'min: Penalty corner for Pakistan, the men in green missed the opportunity.
Q1 13'min: Green card for Pakistan player - Rizwan Jr, Pakistan down to 10 men
Q1 10'min: 10 minutes into the game and it's even stevens so far. Who will score the first goal of the match?
Q1 9'min: A defence splitting through diagonal hit from Manpreet Singh, very fast, Akashdeep dives to beat goalkeeper, but the ball not connected
Q1 5'min: Cross from Surender Kumar picked up by Ifran, a well-constructed attack from India goes waste
Q1 2'min: India on attack from both flanks, good defence shown by Pakistan
Brief Preview - Two easy wins garnered, a confident India would face its toughest test in the event when it takes on arch-rivals Pakistan in the much-anticipated clash of the Asia Cup hockey tournament in Dhaka on Sunday. Rated as favourites to win the title, the Indians have been impressive so far, beating Japan and hosts Bangladesh comprehensively in their opening two Pool A matches. After beating Japan 5-1 in their opening match, the Manpreet Singh-led side mauled minnows Bangladesh 7-0 on Friday.
Pakistan, on the other hand, have had a mixed outing so far. While they thrashed Bangladesh 7-0 in their campaign- opener, they were held to a 2-2 draw by Japan in their next match.
India are currently sitting atop Pool A with six points from two wins while Pakistan are placed second with four points.
With two wins, India are comfortably through to the Super 4 stage of the tournament and the Sjoerd Marine-coached side would be hoping to finish the pool stages with an all-win record. (Read Full Preview)