Pakistan draws match against South Korea in Asia Cup 2017

Pakistan draws match against South Korea in Asia Cup 2017

Pakistan and South Korea ended in a 1-1 draw in super-four round of 10th Hockey Asia Cup underway in Dhaka on Thursday.

Pakistan started off well against South Korea in the first quarter, Ijaz Ahmed from Pakistan scored a goal in the closing moments of the first quarter. The green-shirts maintained the lead in the next two quarters despite several attacks by the Korean team.

In the third quarter, Korea tried to push the Pakistani defense into tight spaces as they had a total of 20 circle entries at the end of the third quarter which saw them win two penalty corners in the 35th minute, but they could not be effective in their conversion of the PCs.

Pakistan, on the other hand, had the opportunity to ensure the victory when they were awarded a penalty corner in the 44th minute but captain Mohammad Irfan dragged his shot wide of the target as the third quarter ended with Pakistan maintaining their 1-0 lead.

South Korea broke through in the fourth quarter of play with an equalizer and the match ended in a draw.

The green shirts won convincingly against Bangladesh 7-0 in the opening match of the tournament, drew 2-2 against Japan and lost 3-1 to India.

Pakistan will now be meeting India in its last super-four match.