India lift Asian Champions Trophy for second time

Kuantan (Malaysia), Oct 30 (IANS) India defeated arch foes Pakistan 3-2 in the final to earn their second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament title at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.

India’s two second-half goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute) and Affan Yousuf (23rd) were cancelled out by Aleem Bilal (26th) and Ali Shan (38th) but Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st) scored the winner for the reigning Asian Games champions.

–IANS

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