India topped the Group B match after thrashing archrivals Pakistan in the quarterfinal of the 16th Asian Games 2010.
India stormed into the semifinal with 3-2 victory.
With this victory, India will avoid the South Korea till final.
India scored first goal off a penalty corner but Pakistan’s Rehan Butt scored equalizer soon.
However, in form Sandeep scored second goal and his seventh goal in the tournament to take his side 2-1. Dharamvir scored third goal for India to finish the match 3-2.
The match was crucial for India to top the group and avoid South Korea till final.
The India’s journey in the Aisan Games 2010 has been excellent so far. India thrashed Hong Kong 7-0 and Bangladesh 9-0 in its last two matches. Indian attacker Sandeep has scored six goals in the tournament.
As far as two past encounters between India and Pakistan were concerned, India was triumphant in both the occasion. India thrashed Pakistan in World Cup 2010 and Commonwealth Games semifinals.
The Pakistan Hockey has been going through a poor phase at this time and India has a great chance to inch close towards a medal.