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Pakistan thrash India to clinch bronze in Super Series

November 25, 2012

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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.