India Lose Hockey Thriller vs Pakistan in Asian Games

India lost their first match in three outings. The defeat against Pakistan will make things tougher for Sardar Singh's young hockey team in the Asian Games.

updated: September 25, 2014 16:22 IST
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India went down in a thrilling encounter on Thursday.

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Incheon: Muhammad Waqas scored the winner six minutes from time as defending champions Pakistan downed arch-rivals India 2-1 to reach the Asian Games semi-finals on Thursday. (Medal Tally)

In a keenly contested pool B encounter, Muhammad Bhutta put Pakistan ahead in the third quarter before Nikkin Thimmaiah drew level at the start of the fourth.

Waqas took advantage of a defensive lapse to hit the winner that gave unbeaten Pakistan a place in the semi-finals even before their last league match against Oman on Saturday.

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