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Men's Asian Champions Trophy 2016: India vs Pakistan - Live Score and Commentary

India 3-2 Pakistan, 4th Quarter
Updated: 23 October 2016 17:37 IST - Published: 23 October 2016 15:22 IST
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Thanks for joining us today. That's it from us. Join us again when India take on China on the 25th.

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India will leapfrog Malaysia to the top of the table, at least for the time being. That's seven points for Roelant Oltmans' men from three games.

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It's all over. What a game. 4 goals in the third quarter make all the difference.

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INDIA WIN!

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30 seconds now and India now camping at the corner of the Pakistan side.

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Last minute of the game and India on course to win this and go to the top of the table.

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Another great chance created by Thimaiah. Played into the centre once again by Talwindar. But Imran Butt up to the task again.

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India wins a long corner on the left. But they go back and eat up more clock. 

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SK Uthappa has gone off after slipping and falling to the ground. Hopefully nothing too serious.

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16 entries into the circle from Pakistan so far. But only one penalty corner. The Indian defence has been shaky at time. But haven't given much away either.

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5 minutes left on the clock. And India still lead 3-2.

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Pakistan being aggressive at the moment. but India have been smart. Moving the ball around and eating up the clock.

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A shot from the right by Arslan Qadir. But Sreejesh makes a smart save.

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India lying back at the moment.

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8:30 to go in the game. Indian still ahead by a goal at the moment.

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Pakistan putting in a bit of pressure. But India has certainly held their fort.

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Pakistan press from the right. But India composed at the back. Rupinder Pal Singh as cool as a cucumber.

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Affan Yousuf with a shot after a penetrating run from Surender down the right. But Imran Butt with a superb save.

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Another India attack and what a SAVE!

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India on the front foot early on. Chinglensana with a dangerous run down the left but Pakistan escape.

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And we are back underway.

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And that's the end of  a cracking 3rd quarter. 4 goals in the quarter. 5 goals in the game. 15 minutes still to go. WHAT A GAME!

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1 minute to go. And India back in front. 

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Talwinder picks up a lose ball on the left. Lays it off to Ramandeep Singh who deflects it home to make it  3-2.

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GOAAAAAAL!! Indian scores again.

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It's 2-2.

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What a goal. Rupinder puts to the left-hand top corner of the goal.

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And it's a GOAAAAAAL!

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And this could be a big moment. Rupinder Pal Singh ready for action.

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And India's referral should be good. This should be India's first penalty corner.

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India on the attack and video referral called for a foot in the circle.

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India need to be more proactive especially in the midfield. The defence and especially Birender Lakra need to shut up shop as well.

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5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. And Pakistan lead now 2-1.

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Great work down the left from Umar Bhutta as he beats Birender Lakra with 3D skills. He lays it off for Mohammad Irfan junior who taps it in.

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And Pakistan take the lead.

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Another ball into the circle from Surender. Trying to hit the ball too hard and that means no direction.

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India yet to get a penalty corner. Rupinder Pal Singh who scored six in India's first game yet to get into action.

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Another ominous attack from Pakistan. But India come with a counter of their own. It's all happening here in Malaysia.

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2.5 minutes into the 3rd quarter and we are all square at 1-1.

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India started the first half slow and have started the second one on the backfoot as well. And they have been made to pay.

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India's defence has been questionable so far. Akashdeep didn't know where his man was there.

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There is the equalizer. Mohammad Rizwan senior hammers home from the top of the circle. No chance for Sreejesh.

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And Pakistan strikes.

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And we are back people. India gets us underway in the 3rd quarter.

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And now it's halftime. India lead 1-0.

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Oh no! India had three against one. But Ramandeep slips and falls over.

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Great skills from Akashdeep. But no end result.

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1 minute to go for the half time.

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Rupinder rips one in. But no one at the end of it.

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3 minutes to go and a howler from Imran Butt has helped India get the lead in this one.

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Butt is actually lucky that it was only a green.

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And Pakistan are now down to 10 for the next 2 minutes as Shakeel Butt is shown a green.

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A dangerous moment from Pakistan.  But a wild heave in the circle means nothing comes from it.

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6:30 left in the first half and India are in the lead.

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That was a deserved lead. But India can't sit back. They have to go for another!

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A shot from a tight angle from Pardeep Mor has gets in after the Pakistani goalkeeper is blinded by Ramandeep Singh standing in front of him. 

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GOAAAAL!! And India in front. 

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Another wild hit into the box. This time from Surinder. But nothing comes from it.

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A shot from the left from Pakistan. But Sreejesh equal to the task.

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12 minutes left in the contest. Still 0-0.

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Remember India have one of the best drag-flickers in the world in the form of Rupinder Pal Singh. But he is yet to be called in the action.

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7 circle entries so far from India. However, no penalty corners. 

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Sardar Singh is playing in the midfield in the tournament after playing as a forward at Rio and they have get him involved more often.

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We are back underway in the 2nd quarter now.

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First quarter comes to and end. Still 0-0.

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 But wasted chance. Pakistan now get the ball back.

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A good backhand from the right from Surinder. Long corner to India.

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Last minute of the first quarter. India controlling the game now.

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India certainly getting into the thick of things now. The Indian supporters in the stadium also cheering them on.

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Talwindar with a SHOT! But just his reverse hit goes over the crossbar. Best chance of the first quarter.

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Nervous moments as it was 3 on 1 for Pakistan but India escape.

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5:30 on the clock. Still 0-0.

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Akashdeep has two chances to put the ball into the D after a mistrap from Pakistan's Arshad. But fails miserably both times.

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7 minutes left in the quarter. NO goals so far.

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India coming back into the game now. But sadly no real penetration from our boys so far.

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6 minutes of the first quarter and still goalless.

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First shot attempt by India as Ramandeep shoots wide.

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Another penetration down the right from Pakistan. The Indian defence seems shaky and Sreejesh is furious and rightly so.

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3 minutes gone and still 0-0. Pakistan having the better of the exchanges so far.

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Calmed down any nerves that Sreeejesh might be having. 

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Couple of brilliant saves from Sreejesh helps India avert the danger.

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Sloppy from Birender Lakra there.

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Early pressure from Pakistan and it's a penalty corner for them. Within the first minute.

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Pakistan get us underway and we are off.

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Quite a number of fans in the stadium. Expect some real noise from the stands as well.

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And now it's time for the Indian national anthem.

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It's time for the national anthems with Pakistan's being sung out first.

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The teams are coming onto the pitch. Hold on to your seat folks. This is bound to be a rocker.

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India currently sit second with 4 points from 2 games while Pakistan are 3rd with 3 points from 2.

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Six teams are playing in the competition, viz. India, Pakistan, South Korea, Japan, China and hosts Malaysia with four countries making the semi-finals from the round robin stage.

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India are currently ranked 6th in the world while Pakistan is 13th.

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There’s no doubt that a cracking tie is on the cards today at Kuantan in Malaysia.

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However, Roelant Oltmans' men have looked decisive and confident in their play so far. And if they can take their chances today, the Blueshirts can walk away with all the points

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This is India's third game of the tournament. After demolishing Japan 10-2, they had to make do with a 1-1 draw against South Korea.

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Indian have boycotted Pakistan in every sporting arena so far due to cross-border hostilities. However, they couldn't avoid them here. With tension spewing all over, this is bound to be a tense one. 

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And the Pakistan squad is as follows:


Pakistan 

Goalkeepers – Imran Butt, Amjad Ali

Defenders - Aleem Bilal, Ammad Shakeel Butt

Midfielders - Rashid Mahmood, Tasawar Abbas, Nawaz Ashfaq, Fareed Ahmad, Toseeq Arshad, Mohammad Rizwan junior

Forwards - Mohammad Irfan junior, Umar Bhutta, Arslan Qadir, Ali Shan, Ejaz Ahmad, Mohammad Rizwan senior, Abdul Haseem Khan



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The Indian squad for this tournament are as follows: 

India

Goalkeepers – P.R Sreejesh (Captain), Akash Chikte 

Defenders – Rupinder Pal Singh (Vice-Captain), Pardeep Mor, Jasjit Singh Kular, Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar 

Midfielders – Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Ramandeep, Sardar Singh, S.K Uthappa, Devindar Walmiki

Forwards – Talwinder Singh, Akashdeep, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Affan Yousuf

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We welcome you all to today's live coverage of India vs Pakistan in Men’s Asian Champions Trophy.

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