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India beat Pakistan 2-1 in Asia Games hockey decider

September 01, 2018

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India's Akashdeep Singh (R) and Pakistan's Ammad Shakeel Butt competes for the ball during the men's field hockey bronze medal match between India and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta — AFP
India's Akashdeep Singh (R) and Pakistan's Ammad Shakeel Butt competes for the ball during the men's field hockey bronze medal match between India and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta — AFP

India on Saturday beat Pakistan 2-1 in the decider for the third position in hockey during Asian Games 2018.

According to The News the Indian men's team continued to dominate over Pakistan as they bagged the bronze medal after they had failed to impress against Malaysia.

During the match, Akashdeep Singh scored a field goal in the third minute and gave his team an early lead which Pakistan had a hard time catching up on. India's advantage was doubled when Harmanpreet Singh scored another goal off a penalty corner in the 50th minute.

Muhammad Ateeq managed to reduce the margin for Pakistan in the 52nd minute, however, the game was lost by that time.