Pakistan outplays China 6-0 in U18 Asia Cup

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (APP): Pakistans hockey team got another victory by a tennis score in the Boys Under 18 Asia Cup, defeating China 6-0 in the second match at Dhakas Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

In their first fixture, they had defeated Chinese-Taipie 6-1 on Saturday.

According to information received here Pakistan struggled to find the target in the opening half. They had several chances but the finishing was poor and it was only 1-0 after 35 minutes.

In the second half, they were all over China and goals came regularly. Chinese did raid Pakistans territory a few times but they held their defence firm.Scorers: Amjad Ali 2, Afraz 2, Khairullah 1, Ali Aziz 1 Pakistans final pool match is against Hong Kong on Tuesday.

The last match of the previous evening produced the most shocking result. Buoyed by a big home crowd, Bangladesh defeated India 5-4.

Four of their goals were scored by the drag flicker Ashraful Islam. This is the first time in history that a Bangladesh U-18 team beat an India U-18 side in any international tournament.

The last time an age-level Bangladesh side beat an Indian team was back in 2004 in the U-21 Challenge Cup Hockey in Dhaka.