It was a super Sunday for Indian fans as the men in blue defeated Pakistan by 3-1 in the last group match of Hero Asia Cup Hockey 2017, at Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The two team have last played each other in the World Hockey League semifinals where India trounced Pakistan by 6-1.
With two easy wins against Japan and host Bangladesh, India is on the top of pool A and given the current form of its forward they would like to finish the group stage as no. 1.
India a strong title contender defeated Japan by 5-1 in their first match while thrashed Bangladesh by 7-0 in the second match.
Here are the live updates from Asia Cup Hockey 2017, India vs Pakistan match:
# Hero Asia Cup, IND vs Pak: India beat Pakistan by 3-1
# Last minute of the game and India is assured of a victory here.
# India got three penalty corners in a raw but they could not convert even one of them.
# Penalty corner for India, but they failed to score. The ball hit on the below the kee to Pak players and India get another corner. They fail to score again. The referee has asked the third umpire if there was another penalty corner or not. And another penalty corner for India. They are having a lucky day today.
# Indian players are now passing the time they are keeping the ball with them.
# Pakistan has now started recovering but is that too late, they got another penalty corner and but again failed to convert it into a goal.
# And the green brigade seems to be awakened. They score their first goal. Ali Shan scores for Pakistan. India now lead 2-1.
# Pakistan will now need to speed up their attack if they want to fight back.
# One more goal. After that brilliant pass, Harmanpreet scores for team India. The lead now goes to 3-0.
# A penalty corner for India, will they stretch the lead further, Harmanpreet to take the shot.
# Goal again, Ramandeep scores. He converted a brilliant pass from Harmanpreet into a clean goal. India lead 2-0.
# But they missed the opportunity again.
# Another penalty corner for Pakistan. A great chance to equal the score.
# India have increased the attack and looking to stretch the lead.
# Quarter 2 ends and India is still leading the game by 1-0 courtesy a brilliant finish by Chinglensana in the first quarter and then a moment of brilliance from Suraj Karkera to deny Pakistan the equaliser in the second.
# Good save!! A moment of brilliance from Suraj Karkera to deny Pakistan the equaliser.
# India score the first goal of the match at the start of second quarter, Chinglensana the man who hit the goal post. India lead 1-0.
# No!! they missed it. The ball goes past between two players. With that, the first quarter came to an end with no goal scored.
# Pakistan has got a penalty corner, can they convert it into the goals?
# The High voltage super Sunday clash between India and Pakistan have started.
# The warm-ups are underway as we await pushback for this highly anticipated clash.
# Here is the list India's starting XI: