A hockey match between Pakistan and India is always keenly contested. Never mind that this match was fought to see which team didn’t end up at the bottom of the tournament. They just must win against their opponent. The feeling was mutual on both sides.
Although there were some interesting parts in the game, especially the penalty stroke that was awarded to India at the 62nd minute, the match was generally dull probably due to the intense heat that zapped the players’ energy.
India had faced Pakistan earlier in league matches, and won 3 – 1. Pakistan has now finished at last spot in this Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament for two consecutive years.
Final score was India 4, Pakistan 2. View (and buy) high quality photos of this match at Sports Media Group Australia.
Event: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2013: 5th / 6th Placing: India (4) – Pakistan (2)
Venue: Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh
Date: 17th March, 2013
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