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Rashid Mehmood of Pakistan (L) steers the ball past Rupinder Pal Singh of India (R) to score. -Photo by AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan defeated India 5-2 in the play-off for the third-fourth place in the nine-a-side hockey International Super Series to win the bronze medal at the Perth Hockey Stadium in Australia on Sunday.

Rashid Mehmood scored twice to help Pakistan register their first win of the series after losing all three of their first round matches.

The Greenshirts lost the opening match to Australia 4-2, were crushed by England in the second match by the same scoreline and were beaten by arch-rivals India 5-2 in the third match on Saturday.

The International Super Series will be followed by the Champions Trophy which will be played from December 1-9.

Comments (12) Closed

Ali Zain Nov 25, 2012 11:19am
Dawn news paper sports page (#22) says "Pakistan slump to defeat against India" ???????
-- Nov 25, 2012 11:56am
That was yesterday's match against India. Pakistan and India played again todya
Zack Nov 26, 2012 12:43am
Pakistan Hockey Federation Bring all those senior players in the team to make sure Pakistan should not win the title.
salman Nov 25, 2012 12:49pm
how we have to secured 3rd place after 3 consecutive defeats?
Ahmad Nov 26, 2012 02:42am
hockey is so much more fun to play and watch, the only reason cricket is popular is because we are lazy people.
Asif Khan - Toronto Nov 25, 2012 02:08pm
Well played Pakistan Hockey Team ... keep up the winning spirit.
Abrar-ul-Haque, Virginia, USA Nov 25, 2012 04:14pm
And if there were two matches against India, why only one against other teams?
Deb Nov 26, 2012 03:47am
Two hapless teams pitted against each other. Our Hockey players should be thankful to Aircel for spnsoring them....... Its touch to get sponsors these days for such performances....
Asif Kashmiri Nov 25, 2012 05:23pm
well done Pakistan
Afzal Khan B.C. Canada Nov 25, 2012 06:04pm
That is how it works who made to the end who was the last winner good job Pakistan.
A.R.Sajid Nov 25, 2012 10:47pm
more hard work required for get consistency \\\\
Muhammad Waqas Nov 26, 2012 06:10pm
Because there were only 4 teams :)