Hockey Asia Cup: India reach final with crushing 4-0 victory over Pakistan

first_imgFour different Indians found the net as India beat Pakistan 4-0 in the Super 4s match on Saturday to reach the final of the Asia Cup, as they aim for their third title in the continent.Satbir Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit and Gurjant Singh, all scored as India stamped their authority over their arch-rivals to seal their place in the final.With the win, India topped the Super 4s with seven points and took an unassailable lead to march into the final of the Asia Cup.FT! India storm into the Final of the #HeroAsiaCup 2017 (Men) with an outstanding win over Pakistan on 21st October 2017. #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/7HgnjyCi4Q- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 2017Pakistan were left to rue their missed chances and failure to find a decisive stroke as they began the match putting extreme pressure on their arch-rivals.Pakistan earned three penalty corners in the first quarter itself but what cost them was their inability to convert any of those chances.India were on the backfoot till half time with the only spark being Harmanpreet strong flick rattling the crossbar.India accelerated from the third quarter and a stroke of luck and some good play helped India take the lead through Satbir Singh in the 39th minute. Some beautiful passing and delightful team play helped India break the deadlock.39′ GOALLL! A great team goal by the Men the Blue as @satbirsingh025 puts India ahead.????1?-0?????#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 2017From there, India completely took the game away from Pakistan with as many as three goals in the final quarter.advertisementHarmanpreet Singh struck powerfully off a penalty corner to find the back of the net in the 51st minute.Within a minute, India killed off the game with Lalit Upadhyay scoring and India were well on the way to their eighth Asia Cup final.Gurjant Singh provided India with the cherry on top of the cake as he found the back of the net from the smallest of angles after Akashdeep Singh provided him with a beauty of a pass.57′ GOALLLLL! And Gurjant Singh continues his dream run to slot home No. 4 for Team India. ????4?-0?????#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup pic.twitter.com/9EvlJrQJPM- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 2017India will play the winner of Korea vs Malaysia in the final of the Asia Cup on October 22.last_img

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