Saturday, November 12, 2011


Pakistan finally won a match in the Sultan Johor Cup when they defeated a lacklustre Australian side 3-2 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium in Johor Baru. While it was a first win for Pakistan, it was a first defeat for Australia who had already booked a place in the final on Wednesday.

For Pakistan, it was a welcome relief especially after they lost their previous four matches, a record of sorts for a Pakistani hockey team at international level. But the win did nothing to change their position as they will play the 5/6 placing matches on Saturday.