Pakistan beat South Africa 5-4 in their Pool A men's hockey match to record their second victory at the London Olympics. -Photos by Reuters

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Pakistan's Abdul Haseem Khan (3rd L) celebrates scoring a goal against South Africa.
South Africa
South Africa's Justin Reid-Ross (top) celebrates scoring a goal against Pakistan.
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Pakistan's Muhammad Rizwan (junior) (L) fights for the ball with South Africa's Julian Hykes.
Abdul Haseem Khan (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal.
Abdul Haseem Khan (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal.
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Pakistan's Waseem Ahmad (C) is tackled by South African players.
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South Africa's Wade Paton (4th L) celebrates scoring a goal.
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Pakistan's Muhammad Umar Bhutta (C) is challenged by South Africa's players.
Waseem Ahmad is tackled by South Africa
Waseem Ahmad is tackled by South Africa's players.
Abdul Haseem Khan celebrates scoring a goal.
Abdul Haseem Khan celebrates scoring a goal.

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Mohammed Arshad
Aug 05, 2012 03:13pm
Great news.As I commented after the match against GB,the present PAK team has the ability to play well.If and this is big IF,Pakistan can invest in Pakistan,say at Lahore,a similar,modern,water based turf as the present one they are playing on at the Olympics, then the PAK would once again will become Olympic and world champions.Good luck for the next match.
Rukhman
Aug 05, 2012 03:45pm
congratulation to Pak team...Hope v can reach semifinal...my prayers are with the Pak team.....
faizy
Aug 05, 2012 04:36pm
Pakistan team has done well. They need to play to their strangths, which is to try and get as many penalty corners as possible. This is what they did not manage in the england match well. We had good deal of mid-field play, and attacked for most of the time, but never tried for penalty corners once in the england D. I think this team has done extremely well if you compare the difference in fitness level between our boys and the top 4 teams.
Manish Singh
Aug 05, 2012 06:20pm
Saw this match live..with holding India-Pakistan flag..What an entertaining match..Trailing by 3-4 in last minute ..eqalize to 4-4 ..Captain call for no celebration and scored one more goal in minute to win..Bravo Pakisan..Thumsup...
Sana
Aug 05, 2012 06:38pm
Well Done! We are so proud of you! Hope you bring home the Gold! =) Our prayers and best wishes are with you!
Sarfaraz Khan
Aug 05, 2012 06:42pm
Job well done!!! I am really proud of my coutry's team performane and team spirit as shown in the game. Keep up the good work.
PKS
Aug 05, 2012 07:59pm
Well done Guyz, We Need GOLD
Saad (DXB)
Aug 05, 2012 10:23pm
Wow Pool A has been split wide open... Pakistan beats Australia and it goes to Semis.. Depending on who wins in the GB vs. ESP match, it will be thoroughly entertaining.. Nevertheless, if Pakistan loses or draws (In best case scenario), it will be out. But if it wins, it will be interesting to see who else joins it in the semi finals..
HABIB KHAN
Aug 05, 2012 11:33pm
MY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PAKISTAN TEAM. LET THE BOYS PRAY AND PLAY THE NEXT MATCH AS BEST AS THEY CAN TO CLINCH THE NEXT MATCHES. WE KNOW THAT OUR BOYS CAN DO IT THEY JUST NEED SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND INSHA ALLAH ALLAH WILL MAKE THE GREEN SHIRTS KAMYAB. INSHA ALLAH. BY THE PRAYERS OF THE NATION AND WELL WISHERS THROUGOUT THE WORLD. HABIB
Salman
Aug 06, 2012 12:53am
Awesome!
Salman
Aug 06, 2012 12:55am
Agree, given more facilities and the right intent, we should once again reach the top level of of this sports. Pakistan zindabaad!!!
True Pakistani
Aug 06, 2012 03:02am
- does any one know if the pak olympians took a few gunny sacks with the to put all the medals they would win (i am trying very hard not to laugh too loud) in various fields?
Ghulam Muhammad
Aug 06, 2012 03:17am
next match is tough but you never know
impala
Aug 06, 2012 03:52am
Well done, but lets not get overly confident-after all S.Africa are not the goliaths of hockey.
Salman
Aug 06, 2012 04:29am
Great work, green shrits! Have complete faith in your abilities and keep the momentum going, guys. Nothing is impossible. We are sure that you guys can get us across the finish line. Can't wait to see our Hockey players standing on the podium with the gold medals in their necks. We know you can do us the proud and bring the glory back home (insha ALLAH) we once had. All the very best wishes!! !!!Live long Pakistan - Jeeway Pakistan!!!
R.Danish
Aug 06, 2012 09:07am
Deviation & Sincere commitment is the key to our success,live long Pakistan !
Syed
Aug 06, 2012 11:31am
One of the best matches at this olympics. Hats off Pakistan. Their only weak point is their Goalie
Amjad Nazeer
Aug 06, 2012 04:34pm
Well done PAKISTAN