India Wins Junior Men’s Asia Cup, beats Pakistan


Kualalumpur: A dominant show by India embarrassed Pakistan 6-2 in a one-sided final in Kuantan, Malaysia, on Sunday as Harmanpreet Singh’s four goals took life out of India’s archrivals on their way to lifting the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup.

Harmanpreet scored in the 10th, 15th, 30th and 53rd min to seal Pakistan’s fate. Mohammad Yaqoob (28th) and Muhammad Dilber (68th) were on the mark for Pakistan while India’s two other goals were scored via field efforts from the sticks of Armaan Quresh (46th) and Manpreet Singh Jr (50th).

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The champions led 3-1 at half-time. Harmanpreet’s top show continued in the final as he ended up with 14 goals in the event, which puts him right at top of the tournament’s goal-scoring charts with one field goal, 12 off penalty corners and one off a penalty stroke.