India vs Pakistan, 2023 Asian Champions Trophy Live: India top the six-team table.© Twitter
India vs Pakistan, Asian Champions Trophy Hockey 2023 Live Updates: India’s much-anticipated match against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy is underway at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium in Chennai. Both the teams are pressing hard for the opening goal in the first quarter of play. The clash between the arch-rivals is also their last match in the league stage of the ongoing continental event. Hosts India have already qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament, while Pakistan’s fate for a knockout berth is dependent on the result of the ongoing match.
Here are the Live Updates of the India vs Pakistan, Asian Champions Trophy Hockey match from Chennai:
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: GOALLL!!!
Harmanpreet Singh scored the goal for India via the penalty corner. It was a good injection and Harmanpreet produced a perfect drag flick to put India 1-0 ahead. India got the goal in the 15th minute and they lead after the end of first quater.
IND 0-0 PAK (End of Quarter 1)
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: India get a PC!
Okay, here is India’s chance! They have got a PC. Pakistan can’t challenge it as they have already lost their only review.
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: Good try from Karthi Selvam!
Karthi Selvam did try with an excellent shot but Pakistan goalkeeper Akmal Hussain made a really good save.
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: Pakistan lose a review!
Pakistan have lost their review after they sent a decision upstairs, asking for a PC. They get a long corner instead.
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: Chance missed!
Mandeep Singh’s backhander has been intercepted by the Pakistan defence. Maybe he took too much time in playing the shot. It was a beautiful pass from Jarmanpreet Singh into the striking circle but India failed to take advantage.
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: Good goalkeeping!
A good save from goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak helps India avert the threat.
IND 0-0 PAK (Quarter 1)
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: PC for Pakistan!
Penalty Corner for Pakistan! They had scored a goal but India reviewed it and the referee termed it a dangerous play for a raised ball. However, Pakistan get a PC.
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: Match starts!
The much-anticipated match between India and Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy has kicked off.
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: Players walk out to the middle
The players of both the sides have walked out to the middle. They are greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin. We are only minutes away from the start of the game.
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: Check Line-ups of both the sides –
India: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Varun Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Sukhjeet Singh.
Pakistan: Akmal Hussain, Ahtisham Aslam, Aqeel Ahmad, Arshad Liaqat, Abdul Rana, Abdul Hannan, Zikriya Hayat, Usama Bashir, Umar Bhutta, Muhammad Sufyan Khan, Afraz.
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: Head-to-head battles –
Result of some India vs Pakistan last meetings –
India 1-1 Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022
India 4-3 Pakistan, Asian Champions Trophy 2021
India 3-1 Pakistan, Asian Champions Trophy 2021
India 2-1 Pakistan, Asian Games 2018
India vs Pakistan Hockey Live: India’s Poor PC conversion rate
While India have played good hockey in the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy, they have struggled in converting the penalty corners. In earning the PCs India have been right on the money but they have lacked the execution. Sometimes it is the good defence of their opponents, sometimes the host players have themselves to blame.
India vs Pakistan Live: Pakistan’s performance so far –
Pakistan lost to Malaysia 1-3 in their opening game. They then played out a 1-1 draw with South Korea. The side held Japan to a 3-3 draw before registering a 2-1 win over China.
India vs Pakistan Live: India’s performance so far –
India stared with a dominating 7-2 win over China before being held to a 1-1 draw by Japan. Against Malaysia, India registered a 5-0 win while they edged out South Korea 3-2 before the Pakistan match.
India vs Pakistan Live: A crucial game for Pakistan
Pakistan need to perform well in tonight’s game to assure themselves of a semi-final berth. Meanwhile, a big defeat will hamper their chances to advance to the next stage. Pakistan are at the third spot in the table currently.
India vs Pakistan Live: India already into semi-final
It is worth noting that the Harmanpreet Singh-led India have already qualified for the semi-finals of the Asian Champions Trophy. They have won three of their four matches played while one ended in a draw. The side currently tops the six-team table with nine points. However, they would lvoe to finish the league stage win a win.
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