GUWAHATI:(APS)FEB 12,2016- Pakistan beat India 1-0 to win gold in the hockey event of the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati on Friday.
Awais-ur-Rehman scored the decisive goal at the end of first-half as Pakistan successfully completed hat-trick of SAG hockey titles.
The match, played out in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Moullanna Tayebullah Stadium, saw both teams starting cautiously before the Greenshirts upped the ante and broke through the Indian defence.
Rehman’s strike in the added time of the first half pushed Mohammad Irfan’s side to attack even more but found a strong wall in Indian goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya.
It was the fourth time the two arch-rivals were clashing in the final of men’s hockey at the regional extravaganza.
Pakistan beat India in both the 2004 and 2010 finals in Colombo and Dhaka, respectively, while India won the gold in 1995 in Madras.