Pakistan faced defeat at the hands of arch rivals India in the in the Asian Champions Trophy Hockey at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Masqat (Oman).
Pakistan started the game well as Muhammad Irfan Jr. scored to take the lead for Pakistan. He scored off a penalty corner rebound. India took the game to Pakistan from that moment. Goals from Captain Manpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh and Dilpreet Singh turned the game on it head.
Manpreet scored in the 24th minute after taking on the Pakistan defence from deep. Mandeep, scored in the 31st minutes to give India the lead. The game finished off in the 42nd minute as Dipreet Singh gave India a two goal cushion.
Pakistan has been blown away by India the recent past, losing 6 out of 7 past matches.