17:41 IST: That’s it from us for today. Thank you for staying with us for the live coverage of the India vs Pakistan match.

17:30 IST: It’s all over in Kuantan! India hold on in the final quarter to win 3-2. What an incredible comeback from the India team! This is going to be a massive morale-booster for Roelant Oltmans’ team.

17:26 IST: Just under three minutes of play left in the game. India continue to hold fort well with a 3-2 lead.

17:22 IST: Hasheem finds some space near the Indian goal, but Sreejesh is well-positioned to fend off his shot. India still lead 3-2 with six minutes left.

17:19 IST: Ten more minutes of play left in Kuantan, and it’s still 3-2 to India. This is going down the wire!

17:14 IST: The final quarter is about to begin. Can India hold on to their lead?

17:11 IST: GOAL! What an incredible turnaround ! Ramandeep with an incredible finish from a counter-attack to give India a 3-2 lead.

17:09 IST: GOAL! Rupinder Pal Singh converts from the penalty corner. It’s 2-2 in Kuantan now.

17:08 IST: India have a penalty corner.

17:04 IST: Irfan stretches to finish from just in front of the goal to give Pakistan a crucial 2-1 lead. India have to chase the game now.

17:00 IST: Pakistan have taken a 2-1 lead through Muhammad Irfan Jr.

16:54 IST: It’s 1-1 in Kuantan! Pakistan have equalised out of nowhere. Muhammad Rizwan Sr. with an exquisite finish! PR Sreejesh had no chance there.

16:44 IST: India take a 1-0 lead into the half-time break. This is going well so far for the Roelant Oltmans-coached side.

16:38 IST: Pakistan’s Shakeel Butt is given a two-minute suspension for bringing down Lalit.

16:35 IST: Pardeep Mor with a calm finish to give India a key 1-0 lead. The Pakistan defence fails to mark Mor and the Indian youngster makes no mistake.

16:34 IST: GOAL! Pardeep Mor scores for India from close range. 

16:25 IST: That’s the end of the first quarter. Quite an evenly-matched encounter so far. Pakistan with a very good chance at the start of the game, while India missed a scoring opportunity late into the quarter.

16:20 IST: What a chance for India! Talwinder finds some space near the goal, and quickly takes a shot. His effort is inches over the bar. Pakistan are reprieved!

16:18 IST: India have strung together a few promising raids into the Pakistani half. No sugar yet though, the Pakistan defence has looked quite organised so far.

16:13 IST: Pakistan have made a strong start here. India slow off the blocks.

16:10 IST: Pakistan have an early penalty corner, but Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh is up to the task and pulls off two back-to-back saves to keep the scores level.

16:03 IST: The two teams have stepped out into the field. There is some sizeable support for both the teams in Kuantan.

15:53 IST: The line-ups of the two teams are out. This promises to be quite a cracking affair.

15:45 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of India’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey clash vs Pakistan. We are just minutes away from commencement in Kuantan.

India drew 1-1 with South Korea in their previous Asian Champions Trophy match. Photo Credit: PTI

India won their opening match of the tournament 10-2 against Japan, while drew 1-1 with South Korea. Pakistan, on the other hand, lost their first match 2-4 against Malaysia while beat South Korea 1-0 in their second game.

Both teams have been successful in the past Asian Champions Trophy editions, which is being played for the first time after 2013.

While India won the inaugural 2011 edition of the tournament, Pakistan won the 2012 and 2013 editions.

The two teams’ match on Sunday will be their 166th international clash.



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