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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Hockey, Sports | 0 comments

India beat Pakistan 2-1 in the Azlan Shah hockey thriller

India beat Pakistan 2-1 in the Azlan Shah hockey thriller

India defeated Pakistan 2-1 in a thrilling encounter at Ipoh (Malaysia). Sandeep Singh scored the first goal for the men in blue in the 29th minute by converting India’s fist Penalty corner. After a thrilling session of play, it was eventually the Pakistani captain Sohail Abbas who equalized by converting a penalty corner after Pakistan had missed 5 of them earlier in the game. It was desperate play from the Indians after that as they built attack after attack. In the last minute of the game, India displayed the talent that is talked about the world over but rarely gets shown on the field. SK Uthappa moved from the midfield on the left and passed one to Sardar Singh in the middle. He took little time to deflect the ball to SV Sunil who was rushing forward from the left. Sunil controlled the ball, dodged the keeper as he lost his balance and pushed the ball towards the goal as he was falling. The ball squeezed past the post,...

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