The Pakistan hockey team trounced Singapore 11-0 in their inaugural match of the Asian Games 2023 on Sunday.
Mohammad Abbas of Pakistan scored in the seventh minute of the first quarter to put the Green Shirts ahead. Pakistan pummeled Singapore in the second quarter, scoring five goals to give the Men in Green a 6-0 advantage.
Pakistan scored four goals in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, for an 11-0 victory.
Ammad, Arshad Liaquat, and Arbaz Ahmad all scored twice for Pakistan. One goal was scored by Mohammad Shahzaib Khan, Abdul Waheed Rana, Zikriya Hayat, Afraz, and Abdul Rehman.
On Tuesday, September 26, the national team will face Bangladesh.
Earlier in the day, the Sri Lanka women’s cricket team defeated Pakistan women by six wickets in the 19th Asian Games semi-final.
Pakistan scored 75 runs in 20 overs after being put into bat. The only hitters to reach double digits were opener Shawaal Zulfiqar (16, 27b, 1×4), Muneeba Ali (13, 16b, 1×6), and Omaima Sohail (10, 17b, 1×6).
Udeshika Prabodhani grabbed three wickets for 21 runs for Sri Lanka, while Kavisha Dilhari took two.
In response, Pakistan kept the Sri Lankan batters at bay, dismissing four of them. Sri Lanka finally reached their objective in the 17th over.
Pakistan, on the other hand, excelled at shooting and tennis.
Pakistan’s GM Bashir finished ninth in shooting after scoring 282 points with eight centers off target. To advance to the finals, the Pakistani shooter must place in the top six.
Ushna Sohail lost 6-2, 6-3 to Tajikistan’s Sumaya Tukhtaeva in the women’s tennis singles. Meanwhile, Sarah Ibrahim defeated Qatar’s Hind Almudahka 6-2, 6(5)-7, 6-3 in a three-set fight. In addition, Pakistani team Sarah Ibrahim and Aqeel Khan defeated Mongolia’s Anand Gankhuyag and Khatansuikh Batbayar in 48 minutes.
Earlier this week, Pakistan’s volleyball team defeated South Korea 3-0 to go to the Asian Games 2023 quarterfinals.
It is important to note that Pakistan’s 262-member contingent, which includes 137 men and 53 women athletes, as well as 72 officials, is competing in the games.
The Pakistani team will compete in 24 sports, including cricket, boxing, badminton, golf, hockey, rowing, squash, and wrestling.
Schedule of Pakistan hockey team’s remaining matches
September 26 — vs Bangladesh
September 28 — vs Uzbekistan
September 30 — vs India
October 2 — vs Japan