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Asia Cup: India vs Pakistan encounter to enthrall fans

By Team Pardaphash 
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India will aspire to carry on their good show as they face arch foes Pakistan in their last second-round and guarantee their position in the final of the Hero Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Saturday.

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India still needs at least a point to make it to the finals and having sailed through the tournament showcasing extraordinary form they managed to notch up three successive wins in the pool stage.

However the forward line was put to test against a highly defensive South Korean side in their first Super-four match. India collected a goal in the 59th minute to settle for a draw but came back strongly with an amazing 6-2 win against Malaysia, who have in the past year beaten India twice.

India showed inspiring ability in their clinical demolition of the Malaysian side and will look to carry on the winning form. Indian coach Sjoerd Marijne stated that his team will be focused on improving their performance from their previous outing where they beat Pakistan 3-1 in the pool stage.

“We were happy with the win against Pakistan in our previous match but we know we can perform better. On Saturday, we will go into the match focusing on our structure and stick to the game plan we have against Pakistan,” expressed the 43-year-old Dutchman.

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