India displayed a majestic game of hockey as they thrashed Pakistan 4-0 in the Asia Cup Super 4 encounter in Dhaka on Saturday. Gurjant Singh, Harmanpreet, Lalit Upadhyay and Satbir Singh played with grit and determination to rout their sub-continental rivals as the 'Men in Blue' sealed a berth in the finale. The Indians have displayed sublime skills in the tournament and have remained undefeated till now. They will now clash with the winner of the Malaysia vs Korea match in the finale on Sunday.
# India are in the finale of the Asia Cup. The Indians have played like true champions and have remained undefeated in the tournament thus far. They will play the final of the tournament on Sunday with the winner of the Malaysia vs Korea match.
# Goal !! This is majestic stuff from India, simply sublime. Sunil to Akashdeep and then a cross to the top of the circle. Gurjant whacks it in. India lead 4-0. The 4th quarter has been gigantic for India.
# Harmanpreet and Lalit Upadhyay take the honours as India thrash Pakistan brutally.
# GOAL!! Lalit Upadhyay scores the 3rd goal for India
# GOAL!! Harmanpreet's majestic flick goes past Pakistan goalkeeper.
# India is now controlling the game much better.
# The 4th quarter begins as India lead the match 3-0.
# Lalit Upadhyay misses a goal with the goalkeeper in front. That's the end of the 3rd Quarter. India leading 1-0 with a quarter left.
# GOAL!! India have taken the lead courtesy Gurjant Singh and Satbir Singh. Satbir gave a defender the shimmy and was free inside the D. He then passed the ball to Gurjant towards the far end but the ball took a deflection off a Pakistan defender and goes inside the goal.
# Drizzling has begun once again.
# The 3rd quarter has begun and the Indian goalkeeper Karkera has made a majestic save. Shakeel Butt is displaying a fantastic game today.
# The 2nd quarter ends and that's the break. Pak has played more attacking hockey and India need to pull up their socks.
# Now India is appealing for a PC and they get it. However, Harmanpreet Singh's flick hits the upright.
# Pakistan have got their fourth PC. A good strike but India defends brilliantly.
# It's almost the middle of the 2nd quarter and India still dont have a shot at goal. However, Indians are trying to push forward and create their first chance.
# Shakeel Butt having a good match. He is single-handedly taking on India in the midfield. Pakistan is constantly attacking whereas India look rattled.
# The 2nd quarter begins. India need to strengthen up their attack if they aim to come out of the match with flying colours.
# That's the end of the first quarter. It's been a tough match for India who have made too many errors.
# Ramandeep gets India their first PC of the match but fails to use it to perfection.
# Pakistan are playing to their strength. They are using the high ball and small passes to make their way in. India is still looking for a first strike in the 1st quarter.
# Pakistan get the first PC of the match but the Indian goalkeeper Akash Chikte does a good job.
# India making too many errors but still controlling the game.
# Pakistan goes to the video umpire and the PC is denied.
# Pakistan begin the play with an attack. However, it's a high ball and India get their 1st PC at the other end.
# India and Pakistan are coming out now. The much-anticipated clash has begun.
# The Super 4 match between India Vs Pak is a minute away.
# IND v PAK has been delayed until 6:30 PM IST due to rain
India who had beaten their subcontinent rivals Pakistan in the group stages shall once again look to outclass their opponents and seal a berth into the summit clash on Sunday.
A win for India shall help them book their place in the summit clash on Sunday. India defeated Pakistan 3-1 in group stage and topped their pool stage after beating Japan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
In the recent encounters between the two sides, India have had the upper hand over their traditional rivals, and the Manpreet Singh-led side would look to continue their stranglehold over the neighboring country.