Pakistan draw against India with dramatic last second goal
GOLD COAST: Pakistan leveled against traditional rival India 2-2 in a last-minute thriller during the hockey match at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday morning.
Dilpreet Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored for India at half-time. In the third quarter, Irfan Jr brought Pakistan one up while Ali Mubashar scored a last-second penalty to draw the game.
India dominated the first quarter, with Pakistan also having a shot which hit the crossbar as India kept the pressure on Pakistan.
India’s Dilpreet Singh scored the opening goal of the match with just 40 seconds left in the first quarter.
At the beginning of the second quarter, Pakistan saw themselves a man short as Muhammad Atiq was shown a yellow card, bringing the odds in favour of India.
Harmanpreet Singh scored India’s second goal giving it a 2-0 lead.
Plenty of drama unfolded as Akashdeep Singh and Muhammad Faisal Qadir got involved in a scuffle and the referee sent the two players out to cool themselves down.
After being dominated in the first two quarters, Pakistan pulled back into the game with Mohammad Irfan Junior tapping the ball in after Rizwan’s shot beat Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.
With seven seconds to go for the final whistle, Pakistan got their final chance to score an equaliser after being awarded a penalty corner with time running around.
Pakistan asked for a review after the ball thwarted off the defender’s foot. The referee awarded Pakistan’s it’s eight penalty corner which they Ali Mubashir converted to draw the match 2-2.