01 November 2011

Pakistan reaches Tri-Nation Hockey Tournament Final

Pakistan after defeating India has qualified for the final of tri-nation hockey tournament after ending the match in a tie(1-1).  Pakistan will now play Australia in the finals in Perth on Thursday. 

Pakistan will also play another tri-nation hockey tournament against India and Australia prior to the Champions Trophy. The tournament saw a few innovations being introduced, including reduced playing time and smaller hockey fields.

In the first match of the series, Pakistan and India got into a physical brawl resulting in a injury on both Indian and Pakistan sides. After the clash, three India players and one official were banned while Pakistan served a one-match punishment.


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