KARACHI: Pakistan hockey crew thrashed hosts Bangladesh 7-Zero within the opening fit of the Asia Cup at Dhaka Maulana Bhashani Stadium on Friday.
Teen Abu Bakar had an enormous position within the lopsided win as he scored a hat-trick for his aspect.
“We’ve got had an excellent get started because the gamers have a actually sturdy bond off and on the sphere, which has helped a perfect deal,” Pakistan captain Muhammad Irfan instructed The Categorical Tribune. “The top trainer educated us actually smartly, and the lads have spoke back.”
He additional stated that the crew is having a look ahead to hold their profitable momentum in the second one fixture towards Japan, who had been crushed Five-1 via India of their opening fit.
“Japan did ranking a function towards India, which is a sturdy crew so we will be able to need to be at our best possible to stay a blank sheet,” he added.
Japan has but to safe even podium end on the Asia Cup, despite the fact that they have got completed fourth 4 instances.
This would be the 5th assembly between the 2 international locations in Asia Cup, the place Pakistan has received 3 and misplaced only one.
Japan’s lone victory got here on the 2007 Asia Cup in Chennai, the place they triumphed Three-1 towards the Greenshirts.