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Double Sports Bonanza as India-Pakistan cricket clash in Champions Trophy final at Oval, battle on hockey turf in World Hockey League semis

Sports buffs all across the Indian subcontinent would have jam packed ‘Super Sunday’ as old foes India and Pakistan clash on the cricket field as well the hockey turf on the same day.


  |  Updated On : June 18, 2017 09:45 AM
India lock horns with Pakistan in cricket, hockey on Super Sunday (Source: PTI)

India lock horns with Pakistan in cricket, hockey on Super Sunday (Source: PTI)

New Delhi :  

Sports buffs all across the Indian subcontinent would have jam packed ‘Super Sunday’ as old foes India and Pakistan clash on the cricket field as well the hockey turf on the same day. It indeed would be deserted looks to most of the streets across the large expanse of the two nations when fans would be glued onto their television screens to cheer on their respective national teams to emerge victories and win the bragging rights over which nation is the dominant force in the bilateral clashes.

While the India-Pak Champions Trophy final clash has certainly hogged all the limelight in across the tabloids, the hockey clash would also rejuvenate the same kind of emotion and passion among the ardent sports fanatics when the two South Asian powerhouses lock horns against other in the World Hockey League semis.

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ICC Champions Trophy Final  - India vs Pakistan

India shall be locking horns against arch- rivals Pakistan in the finals of the Champions Trophy at the Oval in London. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm (IST).  Billed as the ‘Mother of all Cricketing rivalries’, the India-Pakistan would be a battle of reigning supreme as the Champions of One Day cricket by annexing the Champions Trophy. The top eight sides of ODI cricket made the cut to the showpiece events and only two stay alive to play for glittering trophy. While India lived up their billing of being pre-tournament favourites by reaching their fourth final at the mega event, Pakistan surprised everyone by upsetting the likes of South Africa, Sri Lanka and England to make it to their maiden final.

World Hockey League Semis - India vs Pakistan 

Indian and Pakistan hockey teams will be crossing swords in the Hockey World League (HWL) semi-finals later on Sunday evening.The match is scheduled to commence at 6:30 pm. India thrashed Scotland 4-1 in the opening counter before blanking Canada 3-0 on Saturday to lock horns with Pakistan on Sunday. Meanwhile Pakistan were handed two crushing defeats by Netherlands and Canada in their two fixtures. India is currently ranked 6th in World Hockey, while Pakistan are 13th. Teams who qualify from this tournament will play in the HWL finals which will be held in Bhubaneswar later in December this year.

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First Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017 09:36 AM


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