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Confident India Face Stern Pakistan Test


Confident India Face Stern Pakistan Test

Hockey Asia Cup 2017 Live Score: India would face their toughest test in the event. © Hockey India

Two easy wins garnered, a confident India would face their toughest test in the event when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in the much-anticipated clash of the Asia Cup hockey tournament. Rated as favourites to win the title, the Indians have been impressive so far, beating Japan and hosts Bangladesh comprehensively in their opening two Pool A matches. After beating Japan 5-1 in their opening match, the Manpreet Singh-led side mauled minnows Bangladesh 7-0 on Friday. Pakistan, on the other hand, have had a mixed outing so far. While they thrashed Bangladesh 7-0 in their campaign-opener, they were held to a 2-2 draw by Japan in their next match.

Live Updates Between India and Pakistan, Asia Cup Hockey straight from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

India are currently sitting atop Pool A with six points from two wins while Pakistan are placed second with four points. With two wins, India are comfortably through to the Super 4 stage of the tournament and the Sjoerd Marine-coached side would be hoping to finish the pool stages with an all-win record. In the first two games, the Indians have showcased beautiful one-touch hockey and used both flanks to create numerous scoring chances.

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