Pakistan beats India in – Champions Trophy semi-final by 4-3
BHUBANESWAR, India, Dec 13 (Online): Pakistan has defeated Indian by 4-3 in the semi-final of men’s Hockey Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar, India.
India was the first to score when Gurjinder slapped one into the nets in 11th minute. Pakistan failed to score only three minutes later on a penalty corner but succeeded to convert in the 16th minute of the game to level the match.
The two sides remained even till the end of the first half but immediately after the game was restarted in the third quarter, Muhammad Waqas scored to put Pakistan in the lead. Indian were quick to respond as Dharamvir scored to level the match again.
Irfan was the next to give Pakistan the lead and Nikkin was the next to level the scores yet again.
However, when Qadir scored for the fourth time into the India net, it was the goal that decided the fate of the match in Pakistan’s favour as India failed to score the equalizer one minute later on penalty corner.
Pakistan won the match by 4-3 and now will play the final of the tournament against Germany on Sunday.