The Indian team had to face a 4-5 defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the Asian Hockey 5. India had earlier defeated Bangladesh 15-1 and Oman 12-2. This tournament is a qualifier for the World Cup. Maninder Singh (17, 29), Gurjot Singh (12), Mohammad Rahil (21) scored goals for India, while for Pakistan Ehtesham Aslam (2,3), Zikariya Hayat (5), Abdul Rehman (13), Abdul Rana (26) scored the goals. The Indian team trailed 1-4 at the interval. India scored 3-4 in the second half, but Rana dashed the hopes of a comeback by scoring a goal. Maninder scored before the end of the match to make the score 4-5. Rahil, Pawan Rajbhar and Maninder scored hat-tricks against Oman. India will play Malaysia and Japan on Thursday.