JAKARTA: Pakistan hockey team on Tuesday beat Bangladesh 5-0 in their last Pool B match of the ongoing Asian Games to enter the semi-finals as the top team from their group in Jakarta.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Atiq and Mubashar Ali scored a brace, while Ali Shan contributed a single goal. India are the top team in Pool A with five wins from as many matches. They will now face second-placed Malaysia from Pool B.
Meanwhile, Pakistan will face the winner of the South Korea-Japan match in the semi-finals. A marquee final between arch-rivals Pakistan and India is on the cards if both teams beat their respective opponents in the semis on August 30. The final of the Asian Games hockey event will be played on September 1.
Pak men team victorious, women lost in Asian Games squash
Pakistan achieved mixed results in the Asian Games squash event as its men team emerged winner and women team was beaten in the team event on Tuesday at Jakarta, Indonesia.
Pak men team fashioned out straight 3-0 win over Philippines while women team lost to Japan 0-3, said the information made available to APP here by the Pakistan Squash Federation. Following are the results of the matches.
Men: Israr Ahmad beat Peline David William 11-6, 11-3, 11-6.
Tayyab Aslam beat Garcia Robert Andrew 11-4, 11-3, 14-12.
Amaad Fareed beat Begornia Reymark 11-9, 11-7, 11-5.
Women: Watanabe Satomi beat Madina Zafar 11-7, 11-7, 11-1. Sugimoto Risa beat Riffat Khan 11-3, 11-2, 11-4.
Kobasyashi Misaki beat Faiza Zafar 11-6, 11-5, 11-5. Pakistan team will play Hong Kong in Men’s event on Wednesday (tomorrow).
Pakistan defeat India in Asian Games volleyball quarterfinal
Pakistan defeated India three sets to one in the quarter-final of the men’s volleyball event at the Asian Games 2018 taking place in Indonesia. India gained the upper hand in the match when they won the first set 25-21.
Dominating the second set, Pakistan wrapped up the second set 25-21 and kept the pressure on India. Pakistan won the next set with a scoreline of 21-25, taking a 2-1 lead in the match. In the intense final set, Pakistan clinched the fourth set 25-23, winning the quarterfinal with a scoreline of 25-21, 21-25, 21-25, 23-25. Pakistan will now take on China in the semi-finals on August 30.