The traditional arch rivals India and Pakistan will face again each other in the finals of Asian Champions Trophy 2011 at Ordos, China, with a gap of one day. The finalist were decided after great day of hockey which saw three awesome matches, 2 draws and 1 win with catch me if you can situations. In first match, India held Pakistan (2-2) after going down 0-2 in the early minutes of second half, resulted in Pakistan reaching the finals but India’s hang on Malaysia Vs Japan match in the latter half of the day. China held formidable Korea from 0-1 deficit to 1-1 in the second match of the day. Malaysia showed nice game and came from behind from 0-2 at half time to win it 3-2 against to set up repeat of Friday on Sunday, with India Vs Pakistan in finals, Japan Vs Malaysia in bronze medal match and Korea Vs China in fifth place play off.
Men’s Finals on September 11 (Sunday, Time in IST)
10:30-12:30 China Vs Korea: 5th Place
13:00-15:00 Japan Vs Malaysia: Bronze Medal
15:30-17:30 Pakistan Vs India: Final
Women’s Finals on September 10 (Saturday, Time in IST)
12:30-14:30 Japan Vs India: Bronze Medal
15:00-19:00 China Vs Korea: Final
Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) posts on their Facebook page, “India must be smiling being in the Finals. Malaysia achieved the MHF target to be top 4 finsih but need to win against Japan in the 3rd & 4th placing match on Sunday, at least bronze medal. Korea (London Cup Champions) playing against China for 5 & 6…. Thanks god for supporting us for the win. Malaysia Boleh!!!!” We congratulate them wholeheartedly for achieving their target and wish them good luck for bronze medal match.
Statistics of big clashes (India Vs Pakistan) till date:
Overall: 148 Matches, India won 48 only, 25 drawn and Pakistan won 75 times.
Its 3rd time in 2011:
1st Azlan Shah Cup 2011, where Pakistan won 3-1,
2nd Asian Champions Trophy Draw 2-2
Overall India have scored 280 against Pakistan and conceded 349.
Current tournament (Asian Champions Trophy):
India: 2 wins and 3 draws, hence unbeaten round-robin stage, scored 14 goals but conceded 7 only.
Pakistan: 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, scored 13 goals and conceded 10 goals.
The results of the round robin stage matches in Asian Champions Trophy 2011 (Men’s)
|CHN||==||0 : 5||2 : 3||1 : 1||2 : 4||1 : 4|
|IND||5 : 0||==||1 : 1||5 : 3||1 : 1||2 : 2|
|JAP||3 : 2||1 : 1||==||2 : 3||2 : 3||3 : 1|
|KOR||1 : 1||3 : 5||3 : 2||==||4 : 3||2 : 3|
|MAS||4 : 2||1 : 1||3 : 2||3 : 4||==||2 : 3|
|PAK||4 : 1||2 : 2||1 : 3||3 : 2||3 : 2||==|
Current Standings – Asian Champions Trophy 2011 (Men’s) (After Completion of Round Robin Stage)
The results of the round robin stage matches in Asian Champions Trophy 2011 (Women’s)
|CHN||==||4 : 0||3 : 0||2 : 2|
|IND||0 : 4||==||0 : 5||1 : 4|
|JAP||0 : 3||5 : 0||==||0 : 1|
|KOR||2 : 2||4 : 1||1 : 0||==|
Current Standings – Asian Champions Trophy 2011 (Women’s) (After Completion of Round Robin Stage)
CHN-> China, IND-> India, JAP-> Japan, KOR-> Korea, MAS-> Malaysia, PAK-> Pakistan.
P-> Played, W-> Won, L-> Lost, D-> Draw, F-> Goals For, A-> Goals Against, Pts-> Points, GD-> Goal Difference