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Pakistan wins in hockey & squash

Pakistan wins in hockey & squash

Jakarta: after three great victories against the minnows, Pakistan had their first real test when they defeated Malaysia 4-1 in an exciting match of the hockey event in the 18th Asian Games underway at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex (GBK) , Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday.
Pakistan came across Malaysia, which had also won all three of its games exhaustively, but could not click against a Pakistani spirit in a unilateral affair.

The first half saw more or less an even competition and was 1-1 after 30 minutes. Both Pakistan and Malaysia attacked each other’s defense, but they did nothing worthwhile. The Green Shirts were easily the best team in the next half hour and came out with a well-deserved 4-1 victory.
After Malaysia’s first penalty corner was well anticipated by net mentor Imran Butt in the third minute, Pakistan went ahead with their opening penalty corner in the sixth minute. Irfan Senior’s well-directed film found the center of the left side of the network.
The two reverse attempts from Pakistan from the top of the circle were well received by the Malaysian goalkeeper Kumar. Malaysia equalized in the 11th minute also through a penalty corner. The flat and angular thrust of Faiz Halmi Jali completely deceived the Pakistani defenders and Imran Butt.

The Pakistan team achieved two consecutive victories to have a winning start in the squash competition. They started the campaign by defeating Japan 2-1 and beating Nepal 3-0.
Meanwhile, Jordan Clarkson will report back to the Cleveland Cavaliers without a basketball medal. Clarkson obtained a special permit from the NBA to join the Philippines for the Asian Games, which attracts more than 11,000 athletes in 40 sports. But the Philippines did not get the result I expected.
The Cavs guard led the Philippines with 25 points in a 91-82 loss Monday against the defending South Korean champion. US-born striker Ricardo Ratliffe had 30 points and 14 rebounds for South Korea, which beat Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand in the group stage and will face Iran or Japan in the semifinals.

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