Pakistan secures crucial victory over canada in sultan azlan shah cup.

In a thrilling encounter, the Pakistan hockey team clinched a hard-fought 5-4 victory against Canada in their fourth pool match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, currently underway in Ipoh, Malaysia. This crucial win has significantly strengthened Pakistan’s position in the tournament, positioning them as strong contenders for the coveted title.

With this triumph, Pakistan has amassed 10 points from four matches, showcasing their prowess and determination on the field.

In a match filled with twists and turns, Canada initially took the lead with goals from Sean Davis in the 5th minute and Harbir Sidhu in the 17th minute. However, Pakistan quickly retaliated, with Abubakar Mahmood netting two goals in quick succession in the 28th and 29th minutes, leveling the score before halftime.

Following the break, Pakistan displayed their attacking prowess, with Arshad Liaqat, Rana Waheed Ashraf, and Ghazanfar Ali finding the back of the net in the 36th, 44th, and 45th minutes, respectively, solidifying Pakistan’s lead.

Although Canada fought back valiantly, with Sean Davis scoring another field goal in the 45th minute and Avijot Butter adding another in the 50th minute, Pakistan ultimately emerged victorious, maintaining their composure and securing the win.

The tournament, featuring six teams including hosts Malaysia, Pakistan, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, and Canada, promises fierce competition and captivating matchups. Pakistan’s upcoming fifth and final pool match against New Zealand on Friday will undoubtedly be a crucial encounter as they strive to maintain their momentum and secure a spot in the tournament’s final stages.