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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: India vs Pakistan, India thrash Pakistan by 5-1

Updated: 12 April 2016 18:17 IST - Published: 12 April 2016 15:11 IST
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The win has taken India to second in the standings behind Australia, who beat New Zealand earlier in the day.
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FULL TIME! India beat Pakistan 5-1.
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Ramandeep looks as though he has flicked the ball into the goal - but no score awarded.
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It's not second time lucky for Rupinder, but leading Pakistan 5-1 in the last 5 minutes of play, the men in blue will be happy with today's performance.
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5-1 and Rupinder Pal Singh is back and looking to make it 6-1!
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54' and Rupinder Pal Singh takes his second goal of the tournament as he converts India's penalty corner.
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Rupinder Pal Singh does it!
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SV Sunil races towards the goal to attempt his third; unsuccessful, but the try leads to a penalty corner for India.
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Rupinder Pal Singh chips in with a scoring attempt, but is unsuccessful; India still lead 4-1 however, with just over 8 minutes to go in play Pakistan's hopes look grim.
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50' GOAL! Talwinder Singh joins the scoring to give India a 4-1 lead. They capitalize on the absence of Muhammad Irfan Sr and now look to have an unassailable upper hand.
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Pakistan captain Muhammad Irfan is carded; they're temporarily down to 10 men and India's Talwinder Singh is in it!
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We're in the final quarter of the match and captain Sardar Singh tries to push the ball into the goal; it's deflected.
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3-1 and only 15 minutes of play remain! Can Pakistan make up the two goal deficit, or will India go five-for-five in the teams' past 5 matches?
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India take a 3-1 lead with just under 5 minutes to go in Q3.
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41' GOOOOAL! It's India's third and a second for vice-captain SV Sunil.
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The ball hit Manpreet squarely on the knee; in visible pain, he'll now sit out. 6 minutes to go in Q3.
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Problems for the men in blue as Pakistan are awarded a penalty corner. No score, but there's another injury. A limping Manpreet is escorted off the field.
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Pakistan have one fewer green card than India, however.
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It's an India free hit and they're now holding possession! SV Sunil holds the ball but is pushed towards the sidelines.
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Free hit to Pakistan! They go on the reverse 1'30'' into Q3, but can't build on it.
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Pakistan had 3 circle penetrations to India's 5; India's goals were both field goals, while Pakistan's only scoring so far has come courtesy a penalty corner.
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Half-time! 2-1 to India. Can they hold on to their lead in the second half?
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A minute to go until half time and India have led possession, but not by much. It's close on possession, with India leading 52% to Pakistan's 48%. Still up a goal, though.
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Harmanpreet and Surender Kumar are trying to give India another scoring opportunity - but we now see the first green card of the game! India's Ramandeep will sit out for 2 minutes, with India temporarily reduced to 10 men.
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The first injury of the game 1 minute into Q2.
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The hooter signals the end of first quarter and it's 2-1 to India! After an early goal in the first five minutes, Sardar Singh's eleven came back to take the lead after a return attack from Pakistan.
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Just missed! SV Sunil tries to score again and misses out. 3 minutes to go and India lead 2-1.
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India have scored two goals - one by Manpreet and one by vice-captain SV Sunil at this match - and we've still got 5 minutes to go in the first half!
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10' in Q1 and India take the lead right back! It's SV Sunil who scores to take India back in the lead 2-1.
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Captain Muhammad Irfan lands a quick one into the net - going at 104km/h.
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Penalty corner to Pakistan - and they capitalize! Pakistan's Muhammad Irfan scores to equalise 1-1.
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3' and India SCORES! Manpreet pummels the ball into the goal from far left to give the men in blue a 1-0 lead.
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And they're off! 1 minute in and there's a free hit to Pakistan. They push the ball towards the D but run it wide...no score.
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The men in blue have beat Pakistan in 4 of the last 5 matches the teams have played.
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The teams' last Sultan Azlan Shah Cup meeting occured in 2012, with India taking a 4-2 victory.
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The two nations have a long, contentious rivalry, as do the teams, who have played each other at various tournaments.
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