India vs Pakistan: Asia Cup Hockey 2022
Abdul Rana's goal in the dying minutes of the fourth quarter helped Pakistan draw their Group A game against India in the ongoing Asia Cup on Monday. In the first quarter, Karthi Selvam had scored for India and in the next two quarters, no goals were scored.
However, through a penalty corner, Abdul Rana converted and Pakistan got their equaliser. India and Pakistan squared off in the Asia Cup Hockey 2022 game on Monday evening and the Birendra Lakra-side failed to start their tournament on a high. The Indian side fielded some new faces in the squad.
The Indian squad comprises Yashdeep Siwach, Abhishek Lakra, Manjeet, and Vishnukant Singh. Earlier, Rupinder Pal Singh was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury.
In Pool A, India, Japan, Pakistan and hosts Indonesia are put together while Group B has Malaysia, Korea, Oman and Bangladesh.
5:14 PM: India had a penalty corner but the side is not able to capitalise as Nilam Sanjeep's attempt
goes over the goalpost.
5:15 PM: Another penalty corner for India. And again the same story as India fail to capitalise.
5:21 PM: India scores. India 1-0 ahead. A deflection from Pakistan defender helps India take the lead.
5:30 PM: End of first quarter.
5:38 PM: The second quarter is already underway. Yet another penalty corner for India, but they are not able to extend their lead further.
5:49 PM: End of the second quarter. India hold onto their 1-0 lead.
6:10 PM: India get a penalty corner, it needs to be seen whether they are able to convert or not.
6:18 PM: Three quarters done, India still lead Pakistan 1-0.
6:30 PM: Five minutes left in the game, and India are 1-0 ahead. Can Birendra Lakra-led side hang on?
6:37 PM: Abdul Rana scores for Pakistan. Scoreline 1-1.
6:41 PM: The match ends in a draw!! 1-1. The Abdul Rana goal in the dying minutes of the game helps Pakistan walk away with a draw.