Pakistan were off to a winning start at the 3-nation hockey tournament at Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. They defeated the hosts Oman 3-0.
All three goals came through open play. Pakistan were ahead by two goals at the half time. Shafqat Rasool, who has been recalled after a long time, was one of the scorers.
Oman ranked 32nd in the world is coached by Pakistan’s formidable former player cum captain, Tahir Zaman.
Pakistan: Ali Shan (13′), Ajaz Ahmed (21′), Shafqat Rasool (45′),
On Thursday,s Match: Pakistan vs Japan.
The three sides will play each other twice followed by a final between the sides finishing first and second in the double league.
The overall tournament schedule:
- Feb 14: Oman vs Pakistan,
- Feb 15: Japan vs Pakistan,
- Feb 16: Oman vs Japan,
- Feb 17: Pakistan vs Oman,
- Feb 18: Pakistan vs Japan,
- Feb 19: Japan vs Oman,
- Feb 20: Final.
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