Dhaka: Pakistan hockey team has reached the semi-finals of the Asian Champions Trophy where it will face Korea on December 21.
In the sixth edition of the Asian Champions Trophy held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Pakistan made it to the semi-finals. In the last match of the Robin Round matches, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh 2-6 to improve their pole position and move up to the third position.
In the points table, India is first with 10 points, Korea is second with 6 points, Pakistan is third with five points and better goal average and Japan is fourth with 5 points.
In the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh, Bangladesh took the lead and took the lead in the 13th minute of the first quarter by scoring a field goal with the help of Arshad Hussain. In the 14th minute of the game, Pakistan’s Ahmed Nadeem scored a field goal to end Bangladesh’s lead.
In the 18th minute of the game, Ijaz Ahmed scored a goal through a field goal to give Pakistan the lead. In the 24th minute of the game, Afraz from Pakistan once again consolidated this lead of field goal score. Ahmed Nadeem scored the fourth goal for Pakistan in the 26th minute. In the 34th minute of the match, Pakistan player Salman Razzaq scored a goal through a penalty corner.
In the 35th minute of the game, Bangladesh tried to reduce the deficit by scoring a goal with the help of Arshad Hussain, while in the 38th minute of the game, Pakistan striker Ijaz Ahmed scored a goal for Pakistan to reach the semi-finals. Sealed victory and declared man of the match.
The semi-finals of the Asian Champions Trophy will be played on December 21 after a one-day break. Pakistan will play Korea in the semi-final at 2:30 pm Pakistan time while the match between India and Japan will be played at 5:00 pm Pakistan time.