Pakistan beat India 3-2 to clinch Four-Nation junior hockey championshipMarch 16th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Mar.16 (ANI): Pakistan has defeated India 3-2 to clinch the Four-Nation junior hockey tournament here.
The Indian team failed to capitalize on its lead of 1-0 till the half time as the Pakistan players showcased a brilliant fight back to level the score at 2-2 at the final whistle.
Pak captain, Haseem Khan then produced a golden goal in the extra time which shattered the hope of the Indian squad of winning the title.
For India, it was Mandeep Patel who first broke the Pakistani defence in the 22nd minute of play. Patel once again scored in the 46th minute, but his brilliant act failed to prevent Pakistan from leveling the score.
For Pakistan, Zubair scored in 70th minute thus taking the game in extra time where captain Haseem Khan displayed his splendid talent and helped the team pocket the series.(ANI)