Indian cricketers attended the 2023 Asian Games men’s hockey match against Pakistan©Instagram
The Indian cricket team supported the Indian men’s hockey team in the exciting match against Pakistan at the Asian Games in Hangzhou on Saturday. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh and other members of the Indian team attended the match. In the match, India defeated Pakistan in a one-sided match 10-2. India fired a whopping 10 goals past a hapless Pakistani defense to record their biggest ever win over their traditional rivals in a Pool A match of the Hangzhou Asian Games on Saturday. Leading the way from the front, Indian captain Harmanpreet Singh scored four goals and Varun Kumar fired a brace to all but seal the match.
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Four quick goals from the Indians broke the back of the Pakistani defense and literally opened the floodgates.
Pakistan scored their first when Sufiyan Khan found the target in the 38th minute of the one-sided encounter.
However, in a spectacular counter-attack afterwards, Varun Kumar sprinted past Pakistani defenders to score a goal via a deflection in the 41st minute. Shamsher’s goal took India’s total to 8 in the 46th minute.
In the 49th minute, Lalit Upadhyay, with an assist from Jarmanpreet Singh, scored India’s ninth goal. Varun fired India’s tenth in the 53rd minute of the match.
India stormed into the semi-finals with their biggest ever win over their arch-rivals.
India will take on Bangladesh in the last four matches on Monday.
The Indian cricket team will start their campaign on October 3 as the top five ranked teams in the ICC T20I rankings are the top seeds and have been given direct entry into the quarter-finals.
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