Pakistan beat Malasiya in Asian champions Hockey tournament

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KUANTAN: Rampant Pakistan beatMalaysia in second semifinal of the Fourth Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 in the Malaysian city of Kuantan on Saturday.

Pakistan won the match on the basis of panelty shootout

Pakistan will play against India in final

The first semi-final will be played between India vs Korea on 3:30 pm.

The match between Pakistan and Malaysia will begin at 05:30 pm on Pakistan Standard-Times (PST) and 08:30 pm on Malaysian times.

Hockey fans can watch the live actions on PTV Sports, Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD4 in India.

India won the inaugural 2011 edition of the Champions Trophy, while Pakistan have been two-time champion.

It is presumed that Sunday’s final will be another epic battle between the two arch rivals if both teams succeed in their respective encounters in semi-finals.

Malaysian team have been enjoying a terrific run in the tournament with a 4-2 victory over Pakistan in the opening match, defeated China 5-1 and Japan 7-2 until India slammed the brakes on the host following a 2-1 win.

The defending champion, Pakistan thrashed Korea 1-0, beat Japan 4-3 and outclassed China by 4-0.

Six teams from Pakistan, India, Malaysia, South Korea, China and Japan are taking part in the event.

Pakistan has won the champions trophy more than any other participating team. The green team defeated its traditional rival India by 5-4 in the final of 2012.

Pakistan squad:

Goalkeepers: Imran Butt and Amjad Ali.

Defenders: Aleem Bilal, Mohammad Irfan (captain), Ammad Shakeel Butt.

Midfielders: Rashid Mahmood, Tasawar Abbas, Nawaz Ashfaq, Fareed Ahmad, Toseeq Arshad, Mohammad Rizwan Junior.

Forwards: Mohammad Irfan junior, Umar Bhutta, Arslan Qadir, Ali Shan, Ejaz Ahmad, Mohammad Rizwan senior, Abdul Haseem Khan

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