India beat Pakistan 2-1 in Azlan Shah Cup

India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 2-1 in the their final league match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday.

updated: May 31, 2012 21:18 IST
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Ipoh, Malaysia: A spectacular goal by SV Sunil a minute from the hooter gave India a 2-1 victory over Pakistan and a faint hope of making the final of the Azlan Shah Gold Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday.

India lost to New Zealand 1-5, beat Korea 2-1, lost to Britain 2-3 and beat Malaysia 3-2 before losing to Argentina 2-3 to finish with nine points from six matches after Thursday's victory.

India owed their victory against Pakistan as much to their skipper Bharat Chhetri who came up with a sterling performance in the goal, repeatedly thwarting the Pakistani attackers.

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