06 May '11, 4pm

Hockey: Pakistan beat South Korea in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup match

Hockey: Pakistan beat South Korea in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup match

IPOH, Malaysia: Asian Games champions Pakistan came alive in the last 10 minutes of a Sultan Azlan Shah Cup match on Friday, defeating South Korea 4-2 to go top of the standings. However, world champions Australia were lucky to salvage a 2-1 win over hosts Malaysia after rallying in the second half to remain in the running for a shot at the title. Despite trailing the Koreans - joint reigning champions alongside India - twice in the match, three goals in the last few minutes turned the tide for the Pakistanis. Jubilant team manager K.M. Junaid said it was a great day for Pakistani hockey as the team played as a family and more importantly, was able to withstand 70 minutes of impressive hockey from their opponents. "We are never a 70-minute team and many times we have faltered at the later stages of a match. This is a turning point and it shows the mental strength of the pl...

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