Hockey test: India, Pak set for clash

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

India would be looking to keep the momentum going when they take on a wounded Pakistan in the third hockey Test today.

Hockey test: India, Pak set for clash

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Having squared the series after the spectacular win in the second Test, a resurgent India would be looking to keep the momentum going when they take on a wounded Pakistan in the third hockey Test today. Putting behind the disappointment of losing the series opener at Karachi, India regrouped themselves well to thrash the arch-rivals 4-1 at Quetta on Tuesday and thus won their first match in eight outings against Pakistan this year. Indian captain Dilip Tirkey said the team was looking to continue in the same vein in the remaining matches of the series. "I am delighted that the team played very well and now we are level in the series. Now we must keep the momentum going in the remaining matches," Tirkey said. Rude joltThe defeat must have come as a rude jolt to the experienced home team that was expected to steamroll the depleted Indian team in the series, being played after a gap of five years. The hosts paid the price for taking their inexperienced opponents lightly and would be keen to make amends tomorrow. India's Chief Coach Gerhard Rach said he was surprised to see the way Pakistan played on Tuesday but added the defeat must have taught the home side a lesson or two. "I think Pakistan did not avail the opportunities, while we capitalised on the chances we got. But I was not expecting such a victory," Rach told reporters. (PTI)



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