The Pakistan hockey team has managed to take the top spot in Asia Hockey’s World Cup Qualifiers after its last pool match against Malaysia concluded in a 5-5 tie.
India comes in second place with 12 points, trailing only the Men in Green, who have yet to lose in the competition.
Rana Abdul Waheed scored three goals in the Men in Green’s final group game against Malaysia while Mohammad Murtaza and Abdul Rehman each scored one.
For Malaysia, Din Muhammad scored twice, Mat Syarman once, Anuwar Akhimullah once, and Ishak Arif once.
On the points chart, Malaysia came in third, followed by Bangladesh, Oman, and Japan, who took fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively.
Men in Green trounced India and Bangladesh by scores of 5-4 and 15-6, respectively, the day before.
The Pakistani team is joined by manager Major Muhammad Shahnawaz Khan and head coach Olympian Wasim Feroze.