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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.

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Ali Zain
November 25, 2012 11:19 am
Dawn news paper sports page (#22) says "Pakistan slump to defeat against India" ???????
November 25, 2012 11:56 am
That was yesterday's match against India. Pakistan and India played again todya
November 26, 2012 12:43 am
Pakistan Hockey Federation Bring all those senior players in the team to make sure Pakistan should not win the title.
November 25, 2012 12:49 pm
how we have to secured 3rd place after 3 consecutive defeats?
November 26, 2012 2:42 am
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
November 25, 2012 2:08 pm
Well played Pakistan Hockey Team ... keep up the winning spirit.
Abrar-ul-Haque, Virginia, USA
November 25, 2012 4:14 pm
And if there were two matches against India, why only one against other teams?
November 26, 2012 3:47 am
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
November 25, 2012 5:23 pm
well done Pakistan
Afzal Khan B.C. Canada
November 25, 2012 6:04 pm
That is how it works who made to the end who was the last winner good job Pakistan.
November 25, 2012 10:47 pm
more hard work required for get consistency \\\\
Muhammad Waqas
November 26, 2012 6:10 pm
Because there were only 4 teams :)
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