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Dhaka: India won bronze medal beating Pakistan 4-3 in Dhaka on Wednesday in Asian Champions Trophy Hockey tournament. The match went down to the wire with both teams going full throttle against each other in order to stamp their authority. 

India started on a bright note after Harmanpreet Singh scored from the penalty corner earlier which helped India take a 1-0 lead in the first quarter. However, Pakistan's Afraz equalised for his team soon and brought the game to equal terms.

Abdul Rana scored Pakistan's second goal as India went behind 2-1 in the third quarter of play. India however gathered momentum and took a crucial 3-2 lead in the final quarter through Varun Kumar on a penalty corner after Gursahibjit Singh brought India in the game as he scored the equaliser for India at the stroke of the fourth quarter with the score level at 2-2. 

Eventually, Akashdeep Singh scored India's final goal to put India ahead 4-2 and within touching distance of a medal. Pakistan's third goal went in vain as India ended the tournament at the third place. India have won the prestigious tournament in 2016 and were joint winners in 2018.



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