India hold Pak 3-3

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

India clawed their way back in the sixth and final test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi and held the hosts to a 3-3 draw.

India hold Pak 3-3

Rawalpindi:

India clawed their way back in the sixth and final test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi and held the hosts to a 3-3 draw. Yet, India lost the six game series 3-1, after two of the games ended in a draw.Pakistan launched an early offensive and were 2-0 by the 28th minute and then in the 43rd minute, a great pass from the mid field gave Shabbir Khan the perfect set up to give Pakistan a three goal advantage.Just as the game looked like it was over, India started a brave comeback. Eleven minutes into the second half, the first goal came from a penalty corner as short corner specialist Sandip Singh dragflicked the ball in to the back of the net to reduce the deficit to two goals.In the sixtieth minute, Tejbir Singh scored his fourth goal of the series and India were within sight of a well deserved draw.The result was achieved when Vikram Pillai was left unmarked and he took the opportunity after a build-up in the midfield to draw level.Inspite of the 3-1 loss in the series, the 3-3 result will be very encouraging as the stick merchants now head to Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games.



Topics : Hockey India
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