India beat Pakistan 3-2 in Asian Champions Trophy final
Posted on: 31-10-2016 , 02:05:PM | DY365 Bureau
Oct 31, 2016- The Indian men’s hockey team on Sunday beat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-2 in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
Goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute), Yousuf Affan (23rd) and Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st) helped India surmount the challenge from Pakistan, who rallied from two goals behind through strikes by Muhammad Aleem Bilal (26th) and Ali Shaan (38th) in the title clash of the fourth edition of tournament.
This was the first time the teams were meeting in the final of a continental tournament since India dethroned Pakistan as the Asian Games champions in Incheon, South Korea in 2014.