IND vs PAK hockey highlights: India thrash Pakistan 4-0, knock out of ACT

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India vs Pakistan Hockey

While India are ranked fourth in the world, Pakistan are way below in the 16th position.

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Skipper Harmanpreet Singh struck twice from penalty corners as a dominant India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 to maintain their unbeaten run in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Wednesday.

Having already sealed their semifinal spot before the match, India played confidently and completely dominated the match, while Pakistan were always playing catch-up.

Harmanpreet handed India the lead converting the team's first penalty corner with a powerful low flick to the left of Pakistan goalkeeper Akmal Hussain just at the stroke of the first quarter.

India won their second penalty corner in the 23rd minute and Harmanpreet scored with a fierce drag-flick in between Pakistan goalkeeper Akmal's legs.

India continued to put pressure on Pakistan defence with constant attacks and in the process earned back-to-back penalty corners in the 30th minute but Harmanpreet failed on both occasion.

The Indians, however, asked for a video referral from the second opportunity claiming that the ball was heading into the goal and was stopped by Pakistan player's foot but the video referee rejected the home team's appeal.

India led Pakistan 2-0 at half-time.

Six minutes into the third quarter, India secured their third penalty corner and this time Jugraj Singh made no mistake to hand the hosts a comfortable 3-0 lead.

Pakistan earned a rare penalty corner, their second, in the 43rd minute but wasted the opportunity.

India made the scoreline 4-0 in their favour in the 55th minute when Akashdeep Singh deflected in Mandeep Singh's strike.

India earned five penalty corners in the match and converted three out of them.

India vs Pakistan hockey highlights

36th minute: India 3-0 Pakistan

Gurjant earns a penalty corner for India! Jugraj Singh extends Pakistan's miseries by scoring the third goal for India. With three goals down, Pakistan need to draw the game atleast to qualify for semis.

23rd minute: India 2-0 Pakistan

India earn the penalty corner and country's penalty corner specialist does is job. Harmanpreet's brace give India 2-0 lead.

22nd minute: India 1-0 Pakistan

Sreejesh denied Pkistan a golden chance for equaliser. He comes out of his line to stop Pakistan's Afraz pass into the circle to Abdul Rehman.

15th minute: India 1-0 Pakistan in first quarter

India earned their first penalty corner at the brink of first quarter and captain Harmanpreet Singh converted it to give India 1-0 in the high-octane clash.

7th minute: India 0-0 Pakistan in first quarter

Mandeep Singh gets a great pass inside the Pakistan's circle with only one defender. He wants to unleash the tomahawk but it is brilliantly defended by the Pakistani defender.

2nd minute: IND 0-0 PAK in first quarter

Pakistan take a lead! NOOOO, Pakistan on counter attack somewhat scored the goal. But the goal has been disallowed due to dangerrous ball after India take the review. Pakistan get the Penalty Corner but they failed to convert it.

How can Pakistan qualify for the semifinal of the Asian Champions Trophy?

Pakistan must play extra-ordinally in the high-octane clash to qualify for the last four.  Though a win for Pakistan will guarantee them a spot in the semifinal, a defeat would leave their fate on the result of the match between China and Japan. 

What if Pakistan lose vs India

In that case, Pakistan could fail to make it to the semis if they lose by more than one goal. Japan have five points in as many matches but they are lying at 5th spot due inferior goal difference.

What if India vs Pakistan hockey match ends in a draw

In that case Pakistan will enter the semis with Korea, who also have 5 points in points table after 5 games and a goal difference of (-)1 like Pakistan's.

The top 4 team on points table will qualify for the semifinals.

Asian Champions Trophy 2023 points table

Rank Country Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
1 Malaysia 5 4 0 1 12 8 4 12
2 India 4 3 1 0 16 5 11 10
3 Pakistan 4 1 2 1 7 8 -1 5
4 Korea 5 1 2 2 6 7 -1 5
5 Japan 5 1 2 2 8 10 -2 5
6 China 5 0 1 4 6 17 -11 1
*Other than India and Pakistan, all other teams have played their
respective league matches

India vs Pakistan hockey match prediction

The game between the arch-rivals is always intense, but the rankings and present set-up of the Indian team gives Harmanpreet Singh's side an advantage. 

While India are ranked fourth in the world, Pakistan are way below in the 16th position.
But ranking hardly matters when it comes to a high-profile India-Pakistan contest and the result could eventually be decided on which team handles pressure the best.

India vs Pakistan hockey head-to-head

Tournament Matches India won Pakistan won Draws
Test series 52 16 25 11
Olympic Games 7 2 4 1
World Cup 5 3 2 0
Champions Trophy 19 7 12 0
Asian Games 15 4 8 3
Asia Cup 9 3 5 1
Asian Champions Trophy 10 6 2 2
Commonwealth Games 3 1 1 1
FIH Hockey World League 3 2 0 1
Afro-Asian Games 2 2 0 0
Others 53 18 23 12
TOTAL 178 64 82 32

Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2023: IND vs PAK live match time, live streaming and telecast details

When will India vs Pakistan hockey match will take place?

The IND vs PAK hockey match will occur on August 09, Wednesday.

What is the match timing of India vs Pakistan hockey game according to Indian Standard Time?

The IND vs PAK hockey will begin at 8:30 PM IST.

Which TV channels will live telecast the IND vs WI 3rd T20?

Star Sports Select 2 HD/SD and Star Sports First will live broadcast IND vs PAK hockey match in India

How to watch the live streaming of the IND vs PAK in India?

Fancode will live stream India vs Pakistan hockey match in India.

First Published: Aug 08 2023 | 5:00 PM IST

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