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Dec 13, 2014

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India 3 – 4 Pakistan

Pakistan beat India 4-3 to reach the final of the Champions Trophy. Pakistan will meet Germany in the final.

Pakistan are 4-3 up inside the final minute of the match. Pakistan may have scored the winner.

The pendulum has swung again. India equalise with eight minutes to left.

Pakistan take the lead with just about ten minutes to go.

Two all at the end of the third Quarter

India Score the equaliser at the fag end of the third quarter. Its two a piece.

Pakistan down to nine players in the last three minutes of the third quarter.

India was one man short in the first half, the tide has changed as Pakistan have suffered a similar fate in the second half. India have maintained possession in the third quarter but pakistan still in the ascendency with a 2-1 lead.

India miss a great opportunity to score on the counter attack. Its still India 1 and Pakistan 2 inside the first ten minutes of the second half.

Pakistan score! Its 2-1 to Pakistan early into the second half. India are back to 11 men in the second half. The yellow card only stood for the first half.

Honours even at the end of the first half.

Pakistan survive penalty corner. The score is still One a piece.

India awarded a penalty corner.

Pakistan are taking full advantage of the extra man. These next 12 minutes will be hard work for India. Pakistan have an opportunity to run India ragged with the extra man.

Pakistan level things early into second Quarter.Its one all in the 17th minute.

India in the ascendency after the first quarter.

India handed out a yellow card. They will finish the first half with ten men.

India score with a mere four minutes to go in the first quarter. Pakistan have lost their video referral.


India have got their first penalty corner in the dying minutes of the first quarter and India Score!

A cracker of a contest is on the cards when a confident India takes on a resurgent Pakistan in what promises to be a battle of attrition between the two traditional rivals at the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament.

Having peaked when it mattered most, both the sides will be desperate to upstage each other tomorrow to assert their supremacy over each other. The match also provides India an opportunity to avenge their defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the bronze medal match in the last edition of the elite eight-nation tournament held at Melbourne in 2012. But going by present form and record, India definitely will enjoy an upper-hand over their neighbours.

India had been in great form and would definitely take heart from their win over Pakistan in the summit clash of the Incheon Asian Games, which also gave Sardar Singh and Co a direct entry to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In the Asian Games final, the Indians had to dig deep to eke out the win in a penalty shoot-out but come tomorrow, Sardar and Co can’t afford to leave it so late and would be aiming to settle the issue in the regulation 60 minutes.

India and Pakistan have a long history of hockey rivalry. The two nations have a record of facing each other in the first six Asian games finals. They have played in seven finals against each other out of which Pakistan has won six and India has won just one.

Both nations have played each other from 1956 to 1964 in three successive Olympic Hockey finals. India won gold twice while Pakistan won once. But the records are a thing of the past and when the two teams take the ground tomorrow, they will have only one goal, a place in the final of the Champions Trophy.

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With inputs from PTI