#AsianGames: India beat Pakistan to win bronze in men's hockey
India maintained their recent domination over arch-rivals Pakistan with a fighting 2-1 win to bag a consolation bronze medal after a below-par semi-final performance at the 18th Asian Games on Saturday. World No. 5 India, who came into the tournament as favorites, will go back home with bronze, having beaten 13th ranked Pakistan for the second time in the last three months. Here's more.
A brief summary of the match
Akashdeep scored a brilliant field goal in the 3rd minute while Harmanpreet extended India's advantage in the 50th minute off a penalty-corner. Muhammad Atiq increased the heart rate of Indians reducing the margin in the 52nd minute from a counter-attack. But the Indians didn't repeat the same mistake which they committed against Malaysia in the semi-finals and managed to hold the lead to last.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore congratulates the Hockey team
Well done @TheHockeyIndia!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 1, 2018
An impressive performance by the Indian #Hockey team to win a Bronze medal in the #AsianGames2018 by defeating Pakistan by 2-1.
Good teamwork and coordination, boys.#KheloIndia #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/8qxY6PpVFk