India stun Pakistan 3-1, reach final of four-nation hockey

India pumped in three first half goals to stun Pakistan 3-1 and set up a summit clash with the arch-rivals in the the Four-Nation Under-21 Hockey finals.

updated: March 16, 2009 15:30 IST
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Johor Bahru (Malaysia):

Indian colts' habit of faltering at the final hurdle continued as they allowed arch-rivals Pakistan two late goals to concede a 2-3 defeat in the final of the Genting four-nation Under-21 hockey tournament here on Sunday.

In a high-voltage encounter at the Taman Daya Stadium here, Pakistan skipper Haseem Abdul Khan fired home the golden goal in the 73rd minute - three minutes into extra time, much to the disappointment of Indian fans.