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Pakistan held to draw by Japan in tri Nation Hockey series
Pakistan and Japan played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the second day match of Oman Triangular series at Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.Oman Triangular Series 2018 Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
On the second day of Oman Triangular series, a thrilling fixture was played between Pakistan and Japan where both the teams showed marvelous performance but match ended at 2-2 draw.
In the 10th minute of first quarter, Shajeeh Saeed scored a field goal for Pakistan and took the lead but second and third quarters were futile as no goal was scored by any team. It remained 1-0 with only six minutes left in the match.
In the 54th minute of 4thand mind blowing last quarter, Japan not only equalized but also took the lead by 2-1 where Yamada scored a goal on a penalty corner and then Yamasaki through open play found the target. In the dying moments of the match when it seemed all over for Pakistan, Abubakr Mahmood converted a penalty corner with just two minutes left and saved the day for his team as match ended on 2-2 draw.
Today Oman and Japan will compete each other at 7:00PM (PST) and Pakistan will face against Oman on Saturday at 7:00PM (PST) in Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.