Hero Asia Cup: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India on Sunday

Hero Asia Cup: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India on Sunday

Hero Asia Cup: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India on Sunday

India face arch-rivals Pakistan in a Pool A match of the Asia Cup at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.

Ramandeep Singh (44′) and Harmanpreet Singh (45′) were on the score-sheet for India.

Despite defeat in the crucial match, Pakistan reached the "Super 4s" stage with four points on the basis of a better goal difference.

Having already won their first two matches easily against Japan (5-1) and hosts Bangladesh (7-0), the Indians had already secured their place in the next round.

Pakistan made a ferocious run into India's box after being down to nine-men in the third quarter but new goalkeeper Akash Chikte pulled off a brilliant save to ensure India did not give away their lead. There also the Green Shirts defeated India in the decisive last match. Who will score the first goal of the match?

Meanwhile, Indian team captain Manpreet Singh stated that his team's focus will be to top the table and to do that they want to make sure they come up with an overall performance against Pakistan.

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India secured their first penalty corner soon but Varun Kumar's grounded flick was wide off the target.

While India will be boosted by their recent form, Pakistan will take inspiration from their Asia Cup history when the two teams meet in what is expected to be a cracker of a contest later today.

India vs Pakistan in Asia Cup will be shown live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD 2.

This time, Harmanpreet fiercely struck the ball to the top of the net to earn India a 7-0 lead. "It is a must-win game for us otherwise we know it will come down to the match between Japan and Bangladesh and if Japan beats hosts by a big margin then we are in trouble", emphasized Irfan.

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