Pakistan defeat Bangladesh 7-0 in first Hockey Asia Cup match

Published October 11, 2017
Abu Bakar Mahmood's hat-trick led the team to victory. —PHF
Abu Bakar Mahmood's hat-trick led the team to victory. —PHF

Pakistan hockey team thrashed Bangladesh in their first match of Hockey Asia Cup by defeating the latter by 7 goals to nill at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Abu Bakar Mahmood led the team to victory with a hat-trick, while Ammad Shakeel Butt and Arsalan Qadir also contributed to Pakistan's extraordinary win, DawnNews reported.

Pakistan's next match will be against Japan on October 13.

Apart from Pakistan and Bangladesh, six other teams from Asia are participating in the Cup.

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