Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023 Final: India beat Pakistan 6-4 after Penalty Shootout — Highlights
India were crowned Asian Hockey 5s champions after beating Pakistan on penalties. The match went into shootouts after scores were 4-4 after 30 minutes.
India vs Pakistan, Hockey 5s 2023 Asia Cup Final: India were crowned Asian Hockey 5s champions after beating Pakistan 6-4 after penalty shootouts in the final on Saturday. This is the first time in three meetings that India have beaten Pakistan in the Hockey 5s format.
From 2-4 down in the second half, India took the game to the shootout after two goals from Mohammed Raheel. In the shootout, Pakistan missed all their chances while Maninder Singh hit the hammer in the coffin to score India's second goal in the shootout.
As it happened:
- 2 Sep 2023 2:59 PM GMT
Who would have said India would have won today when they were 2-4 down, looking down at the barrel? Raheel was the hero in the second half, scoring twice in the second half to take the game into a shootout.
And the final goal in the shootout was aptly scored by Maninder Singh, who has arguably been India's most impactful player in this tournament.
- 2 Sep 2023 2:43 PM GMT
Down to the last minute now. Nothing to separate the teams at 4-4. Pakistan shoot! Saved. Again, it's the men in green on the attack. India sit deep. The final whistle goes. It's 4-4 at the end of 30 minutes.
We're going into a shootout to decide the Asia Cup champions in Hockey 5s.
- 2 Sep 2023 2:39 PM GMT
Another mid-pitch clash. Again, India awarded a penalty. Again, no way past the Pakistan keeper. Maninder gets a great chance with space in the 25th minute. Again, no way past the keeper.
But with 3 minutes left, India equalise! It's Raheel the hero again. 3 minutes left to find the winner for either side.
- 2 Sep 2023 2:27 PM GMT
The second half begins much like the first half - with frantic attacks. An Indian player goes down injured after a clash. Both sets of players start coming together, but then better sense prevails. India still on the attack, still hunting for the equaliser.