India has defeated defending champions Pakistan in 4th Asian Hockey Championship Final by 3-2 in Kuantan, Malaysia. Both the arch rivals were 2-2 in the beginning of fourth quarter. However, in last few minutes, the ineffective defence from Pakistan made India to score the decisive goal that claimed the championship for them at Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan, Malaysia.
In the most exciting Semi Finals, both Pakistan and India reached the final in Penalty Shootouts. India defeated Korea by 5-4 in the Semi Finals Shootouts after 2-2 Draw whereas Pakistan defeated the home side Malaysia by 3-2 in Penalty Shootouts following 1-1 Draw in regular time. In the tournament, it was Pakistan’s second contest against India with India defeating Pakistan earlier in Round Robin match by 3-2.