Asian Games: Pakistan thrash Sri Lanka 14-0 in campaign opener

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 11:06:08 by

KARACHI: Defending champions Pakistan beat Sri Lanka 14-0 in their first match of 2014 Asian Games hockey event in Seonhak Hockey Stadium, South Korea.

The new pattern of field hockey with four quarters of 15 minutes instead of two halves of 35 minutes came into play in the match.
Pakistan took an unassailable 4-0 lead in the first quarter, opening their account with a field goal and then converting three penalty corners.

The next quarter saw three field goals and two penalty corners netted as Pakistan amassed a 9-0 lead over Sri Lanka.

Three more goals were seen in the third quarter, while two goals were scored by Pakistan in the last quarter.

Captain Mohammad Imran scored four goals, while Mohammad Rizwan Senior and Mohammad Umar Bhutta bagged hat-tricks. Mohammad Irfan scored a brace, while Mohammad Waqas and Mohammad Tousiq scored one goal apiece.

Pakistan will play China in their next Pool B fixture.

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