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Asian Games 2018: Pakistan thump Kazakhstan 16-0 in third consecutive hockey win

August 24, 2018

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Pakistan's Irfan Mahnood (L) and Kazakhstan's Yermek Tashkeyev (R) compete for the ball during the men's hockey pool B match between Kazakhstan and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 24. ─ AFP
Pakistan's Irfan Mahnood (L) and Kazakhstan's Yermek Tashkeyev (R) compete for the ball during the men's hockey pool B match between Kazakhstan and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 24. ─ AFP

The Pakistan national hockey team on Friday registered their third consecutive win of the 2018 Asian Games, completely outclassing a hapless Kazakhstan side 16-0 at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The green shirts won their first two matches of the games against Thailand and Oman 10-0.

After leading 6-0 at half time, the Green shirts poured in 10 goals in the next 30 minutes.

Nine goals came through open play, five via penalty corners and two through penalty strokes. The scorers in the match were Tauseeq Arshad (4), Abubakr Mahmood (3), Ali Shan (2), Rizwan Sr (2), Umar Bhutta (2), Dilber, Atiq Arshad and Mubashar Ali.

World No. 13 Pakistan will next be up against 12th ranked Malaysia on August 26.

Both sides have won each of their three matches with convincing margins. Pakistan leads the pool because of a better goal difference.