GUWAHATI: Pakistan hockey team won a thrilling encounter against arch rivals India by 1-0 in the final of South Asian Games 2016 to clinch the gold medal in Guwahati, India on Friday night.
Owais-ur-Rehman scored the solitary but decisive goal of the match in the dying moments of the first half. After that both teams failed to score anymore goals.
India had also lost to Pakistan 1-2 in the group stages.
This is Pakistan’s third title on the trot in the South Asian Games. Earlier, Pakistan defeated India in both the 2004 and 2010 finals of the South Asian Games, played in Colombo and Dhaka, respectively.–Agencies