KUALA LAMPUR: Harmanpreet Singh scored four goals as India register an emphatic 6-2 victory over arch-rival Pakistan in the final of Junior Men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament on Sunday.
Singh opened India’s account in the 10th minute, converting a penalty corner and netted another in 15th minute in the similar fashion.
Pakistan struck back in the 28th minute with a field goal by Muhammad Yaqoob before Harmanpreet completed his hat-trick in the 30th minute with India finishing the first-half with a comfortable 3-1 lead.
India also dominated the second-half with Armaan Qureshi and Manpreet scoring field goals in 44th and 50th minute respectively to consolidate India’s lead to 5-1.
Harmanpreet scored his fourth goal of the match in the 53rd minute.
Pakistan reduced the margin in the 68th minute with a field goal by Muhammad Dilbar.