BANGKOK – Pakistan has best Cambodia with staggering 11 to 0 in the 4th Women Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Cup on Tuesday in its first international tournament after three years.
Pakistani team led 4 to 0 in the first half and stunned Cambodians with seven more goals after the interval.
Sabir Mayira knocked four field goals (44th, 52rd and 53rd) and the fifth via a penalty corner just one minute to the hooter. She was supported by Ishrat Abbas’ field goals (8th, 35th).
The other scorers were Afshan Noureen (11th), Hina Pervaiz (18th), team captain Hina Kanwal (25th) and Kalsoom Shehzadi.
The win came after the green shirts had a draw with Hong Kong 1 to 1 on Sunday.
Thailand slowed down defending champions Chinese Taipei’s progress in this fourth edition by securing a 4 to 1 win in a Group A match. It was Thailand’s second consecutive victory in the tournament after disposing Uzbekistan 3-1 on Sunday.
Sri Lanka and Thailand share six-equal points from two matches but the Sri Lankans lead the Group A table standings on a superior goal difference made possible following their 21 to 0 triumph over Indonesia earlier.
Chinese Taipei is in third spot with three points.
Pakistan, however, lead Group B with four points – one clear of Singapore followed by Hong Kong (1) and Cambodia (0).
Two matches are scheduled to take place today. The Indonesians will go up against Uzbekistan in a Group A encounter while Singapore will is to meet Hong Kong in Group B match.