India lifts under 18 Hockey Asia Cup; Pakistani finishes 3rd Position

Dhaka(Cliff News)India scored in the final 20 seconds to go past the fighting Bangladesh 5-4 in a pulsating final to win the 4th Boys Under 18 Hockey Asia Cup at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium.It was 1-1 at half time.Interestingly, Bangladesh had won the pool match against India by exactly the same score.The hosts showed that their early victory was no fluke as they matched the Indians throughout the 70 minutes.It is the second time, India has won the Boys under 18 Asia Cup. Other two winners are Pakistan and South Korea.Earlier, Pakistan seemed to have taken the frustration of their semi final loss to India, the day before , on poor Chinese Taipie. In the third place game, Pakistan hammered the East Asian nation 18-0. A few days back, in the pool fixture, it was only 6-1 in Pakistan’s favour.

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