Lahore, August 20, 2018 (PPI-OT): Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia: Record eight time champions Pakistan were off to a flying start at the Asian Games Hockey with a 10-0 win over Thailand. Atiq Arshad shone with a hat trick while his brother Tauseeq Arshad, Mohammad Irfan and Abu Bakr all had a brace. Mubashar Ali was the other scorer.
Pakistan took time to open the account. It was the last minute of the first quarter that Tauseeq Arshad converted a penalty corner. Three more goals were added in the second quarter and they led 4-0 at the half time. Pakistan found the target six times in the second half to complete the tally.
Green Shirts next play Oman on Wednesday.
Atiq Arshad (3), Tauseeq Arshad (2), Mohammad Irfan (2), Abu Bakr (2), Mubashar Ali
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)
National Hockey Stadium, Ferozepur Road,
Lahore, 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99231050, +92-42-35754727