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India beat Pakistan in Asia Cup semi-finals

India beat Pakistan in Asia Cup semi-finals

PESHAWAR: India on Thursday defeated Pakistan 3-1 in the second semi-final of the Boys Under-18 Asia Cup Hockey at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium.

Both teams produced some perfect short passes before the half-time when India led 2-0. Also, aggressive gestures remained the hallmark of the 70-minute high-octane match fought on a rattling pace between the two archrivals.

Pakistan’s only goal was scored by Amjad Ali Khan off a penalty corner while India also scored another goal in the second half.

The final will now be played between India and hosts Bangladesh who defeated Chinese Taipei in the first semi-final to cruise to the final against India.

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Bangladesh have an edge over India as they defeated the latter 5-4 in the pool match while Pakistan will play Chinese Taipei for the third position match, according to a PHF press release.

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