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Canada thrash Pakistan; Argentina defeat Malaysia

Canada thrash Pakistan; Argentina defeat Malaysia”

India's hockey coach Roelant Oltmans, from The Netherlands, says the India- Pakistan hockey match will be on during the cricket final's lunch break.

This was followed by the national anthem for India, Jana Gana Mana. This stretched India's lead to 3-0.

Sidharth Malhotra believed that it was just 'not India's day.' "Congratulations team Pakistan well played today and India we still love n admire you just not our day!#INDvPAK", tweeted the Ek Villain actor.

Malaysia came roaring back into the game in the second quarter, with a Faizal Saari penalty stroke reducing the arrears ahead of a poacher's finish from Tengku Tajuddin who fired home a penalty corner rebound after an initial save from George Pinner to level the scores at 2-2.

India immediately responded by earning the first of their four penalty corners at the other end, only to see the first wave of defenders block Harmanpreet's flick.

The lone goal for Pakistan came through Umar Bhutta three minutes from the hooter when the contest was already lost.

The Hockey World League Semifinal match will be telecasted live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD2.

There used to be a time when India playing Pakistan in hockey was considered as fierce a rivalry as it is in cricket now. India did not relent and made it 5-0, with forward Akashdeep getting himself on the scorer's list courtesy a sublime pass from Sardar Singh. We got a penalty corner also. "The cities are nearly 200 miles away, which means a travel of at least 10-12 hours, and there is a crucial match against Holland on Tuesday", a member from the team management told The Hindu.

"It has been a real long time since we scored six times against a top 20 ranked team, so I am really happy about how we played". We wanted to get a good start and not concede any goals and at the same time convert the chances we created to put them under pressure. Well played, outplayed us in all departments.

While Liaquat has taken on quite a few Indians, some big names from Pakistan have praised Virat Kohli for his sportsmanship and being graceful after the defeat. "We are committed towards development of every game and our Sports Ministry along with SAI will provide complete support to all players and support staff", he added.

This win uplifted the place of India in their group instantly.

Canada falls to Netherlands 1-3: Scott Tupper scored the lone goal for Canada's men's field hockey team in a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands in the World League Semi-Final on Monday.



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