Pakistan draw Malaysia 1-1 in last Games outing


KARACHI: Pakistan men’s hockey team drew their fourth and last match 1-1 against Malaysia at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre to end their 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign with four draws and four points in group B.

Pakistan, led by Muhammad Rizwan Sr, entered the match against Malaysia with three draws in their last three matches against Wales (1-1), India (2-2) and England (2-2).

The Men in Green opened the scoring with a field goal in the ninth minute of the first quarter courtesy Shafqat Rasool.

They were able to secure the lead till the half-time buzzer blared but Malaysia, fresh from a ten-minute break, attacked Pakistan’s goal and were successful in pushing one past the line in the 39th minute of the match.

Ramadan Rosli was Pakistan’s tormentor as he scored a field goal for Malaysia to bring the score on level terms. Both team tried to score afterwards but the match ended in a stalemate.

Pakistan, with the draw, dropped to the fourth spot in group B and will now feature in the seventh-eighth position match on April 13.


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