India and Pakistan declared joint winners of the tournament. India and Pakistan have been declared as joint winners of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy due to the Final being forfeited. The much-anticipated India vs Pakistan final has been delayed. The Pushback will be delayed because of heavy downpour.
Defending champions India will be looking for a stern test against the arch-rivals although with a high morale after a massive win over Oman in their first round robin match where Dilpreet Singh had scored a hat-trick.
Pakistan, on the other hand, head to the clash on the back of a win over South Korea.
This will be their first meeting after India had settled for a bronze in the Asia Games in Jakarta with a win over Pakistan. Pakistan staring at a defeat. Score IST, 52 minutes into the game: Pakistan looking desperate enough to pull one back in their favours, but they seem to run out of ideas.
They need to find spaces, they need to find their players to create a clear chance. Can India maintain the lead or will Pakistan salvage with a draw? India end the third quarter with a two-goal cushion. Interesting and a delightful 15 minutes for India. Lalit dribbles down the right plank, and injects the ball to the middle before Dilpreet pushes it from close range to double the lead for India.
Men in Blue go up against Pakistan.
Irfan Jr messes it up as Manpreet collects the ball and quickly converts it into attack and then Mandeep messes ut up. Score IST, 40 minutes into the game: Mandeep The first touch of the ball wasn't good enough ergo the off-target shot. Mandeep scores the scintillating manufactured goal.
Turns, fails to fin the face of the goal, sends the ball through his legs as it glazes past the keeper's pads and rolls into the net. Can India take the lead in the third quarter? There goes the hooter! Skipper Manpreet Singh engineered the equaliser that put India back on level terms against Pakistan.
The latter did have their chance to go ahead of India in the last-minute PC, but they failed. Can they convert? Drag, flick and it has gone wide!!!!
Score still IST, 28 minutes into the game: Dilpreet dribbles on the right plank and injects the ball in. Nilakanta collects the ball, but fires it inches past the post.
He had scored against Oman last day. There comes the equaliser for India. Manpreet dribbles down and flicks it down to the far post as it finds its way into the net. Score IST, 20 minutes into the game: Loose ball into the Indian box, a Pakistani turns back to unleash the shot, but the ball bounces off the stick of Hardik to go out for a long corner.
Score IST, 18 minutes into the game: Zubair Just blazes across the face of the open post. Danger for India for it was indeed a clear chance for Pakistan to double the lead. Score IST: Second quarter kicks off.
Pakistan are leading by a goal they had managed to squeeze through in the first minute of the game. Can India find the equaliser? India, despite being the better side in the 15 minutes of the game, are down against their arch-rivals.
And it is Pakistan fans who are making much of the noise at the venue. India ergo unable to penetrate much to create a clear opportunity to find the equaliser.
Score Dilpreet injects, unleashed by Manpreet, saved both times. Score IST, 4 minutes into the game: India take off attacking-ly against Pakistan after going down in the first minute itself. Score IST, 1 minute into the game: India lose their referral after challenging the umpire over a penalty corner.
Pakistan with the chance Pakistan's No. Pakistan go up. Pakistan sang their national anthem, followed by India. After the massive disappointment of not earning the straight way road to qualify for the Olympics, India and Pakistan have shrugged off the frustration to start off their campaign with respective wins and instead gear up for the forthcoming World Cup in Bhubaneshwar.
A victory here in the Asian Champions Trophy will pave a good path for the World Cup just over a month away. We need competitive matches and we are getting them: India coach Harendra Singh.
In , they had faced each other in the final with India beating Pakistan to win the trophy. Overall, in encounters, India have won 61 times, while Pakistan bagged victory in 82 matches. Recommended Videos.