India Wins Hockey Asia Cup

IAS Prelims 2023

India beat Pakistan 6 -2 to win the 8th Junior Asia Cup at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan.

Earlier on Saturday India beat Japan 6-1 in the semi-final.

For India Mandeep Singh, Manpreet Singh Jr, Vikramjit Singh and Varun Kumar scored one goal each while Harmanpreet Singh struck twice, whose individual goals tally in the tournament has gone upto 11.

India wins hockey match as Harmanpreet opened India’s account in the 10th minute converting a penalty corner in scintillating fashion. Harmanpreet netted another in 15th minute with a rocket of a strike to convert yet another penalty corner.

Pakistan struck back in the 28th minute with a field goal by Muhammad Yaqoob before Harmanpreet rose to the occasion with a hat-trick in the 30th minute as India finished the first-half with a comfortable 3-1 lead.

For Japan, Yamada Shota scored the only goal.