Hockey Asia Cup 2017: Twitter reacts to India beating Pakistan 3-1

Lucknow Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh being welcomed at an event in Lucknow on Saturday. PTI

However, the match against Pakistan was expected to be a relatively tough contest.

In Pakistan's previous two encounters, they thrashed Bangladesh 7-0 in their campaign- opener, but were held to a 2-2 draw by Japan in their next match.

This victory means India finished on top of Pool A with a hundred percent win record and will play against Pool B's second-place finishers in their opening Super 4s match on Wednesday. Daily Pakistan will also be presented live goal scores and updates. In 1985, Pakistan and India clashed again in the final and it were Pakistan who came out on top with a 3-2 victory. Stay tuned for all the live action!

From the very start of the match, though, India managed to gin control.

Q4 55'min: Penalty Corner - Close attack by Pak, India succumbs to their combined attack, nearly a goal.

Q4 48' min: GOAL!

The Manpreet Singh-led Indian team continued to build on their dominating start with impressive speed, tactically passing the ball in the midfield and worked some effortless moves to penetrate Bangladesh's circle.

India won their 10th penalty corner of the match within seconds and this time the umpire awarded another penalty corner as Varun's effort was obstructed by Bangladeshi defenders.

India, Pakistan have qualified for the round robin of the Asia Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Q3 37'min: Lalit's reverse from left side D, but wide off from Ramandeep who wanted to deflect from close to goalline.

The Dutchman though will face a sterner test as the pressure of leading an Indian team against Pakistan will take a toll even on the best tacticians.

Q3 32'min: Yellow Card - There is another yellow for Pak for stick check after two umpires consult, for Abu Mahmood.

India play Pakistan in the third group game for both teams.

However, India's defence was up to the task at hand, and showed good cohesion to deny their opponents as they took the lead into half-time.

Three minutes later, Gurjant Singh's reverse hit from the right flank was just off target.

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