Pakistan thrash Thailand 10-0 in Asian Games hockey opener

Pakistan Thailand Hockey Asian Games

Pakistan commenced their hockey campaign at the Asian Games with a thumping win against Thailand by 10-0 in a game played on Monday.

Pakistan dominated throughout the 70 minutes with their strong skills against Thailand at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Atiq Arshad inspired Pakistan with his hat-trick while Tauseeq Arshad, Abu Bakar Mahmood scored two goals, whereas Mohammad Irfan, Mubashar Ali one goal each to strengthen the position of Pakistan.

It was overall a dominating performance by Pakistan, scoring scoring six goals in the first half to put Thailand under pressure.

Atiq with his strike in third quarter completed his hat-trick and became the best player of the match.

Pakistan will play Oman on Wednesday in their second clash of the tournament.