Asian Games ’18 – Hockey: Pakistan Beat Thailand 10-0
JAKARTA: Pakistan began their hockey campaign at the Asian Games with a flying start after they beat Thailand by 10-0.
Pakistan trash Thailand 10-0 in Asian Games hockey opener https://t.co/5y5y1zMwem
So, the Pakistani team isn’t the least well-prepared and most neglected team in the world. Big deal!
— Muhammad Zafrullah (@mzafrullah) August 20, 2018
The opening hockey game, played at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, was commanded by Pakistan, who have won the competition a record eight times in total.
Atiq Arshad scored a hattrick, while Tauseeq Arshad, Abu Bakr and Mohammad Irfan all scored two goals each. Mubashar Ali also scored one goal in this match.
Yesterday Pakistan football defeated Nepal by 2-1 and won a match after 44 years.
Today Pakistan beat Thailand by 10-0 in a hockey game and Volleyball team also beat Mangolia. #AsianGames2018
— Fazal 🇵🇰 (@Faxal_Aslam) August 20, 2018
The silver medallists of the last edition of the Asian Games did not allow Thailand to resist as they struck 21 shots at their opponent’s goal, 12 through field moves and 9 through penalty corners. In the mean time, Thailand had just a single try at Pakistan’s goal which was spared by goalkeeper Muhammad Imran.
— Tribune Sports (@ETribuneSports) August 20, 2018
Pakistan were already leading by 4-0 at the end of the 2nd quarter, courtesy of Tauseeq Arshad’s excellent penalty in the last minute of the principal half. In the 3rd and 4th quarter, 6 more goals were scored as Pakistan won the match by 10-0.
— Nasir Ramzan Gujjar (@mrnasirgujjar) August 20, 2018
Pakistan Hockey will now play their next match against Oman on Wednesday.
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