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Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet’s brace helps India beat Pakistan 3-1

Dhaka (Bangladesh): Unbeaten Indian Men’s Hockey Team registered a thrilling 3-1  victory against nemesis Pakistan in the much-awaited encounter between the Continental heavyweights here at the Hero Men’s Asian Champions Trophy on Friday. It was goals by Harmanpreet Singh (9′, 53′) and the experienced striker Akashdeep Singh (42′) that ensured India remain in contention for their third consecutive title at the Hero Asian Champions Trophy, having won the prestigious tournament in 2016 and joint winners in 2018. For Pakistan, Junaid Manzoor scored the lone goal in 45th minute.

Earlier in the match, both teams lived up to the billing as they kept up the tempo from hooter to hooter. While it was India who drew the first blood through a penalty corner perfectly converted by Vice Captain Harmanpreet Singh to gain 1-0 lead in the 9th minute of the match, Pakistan denied any big opportunity for India in the following minutes to keep the scoreline in check.

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