India, winners of the 2011 Asian Champions Trophy.
India, winners of the 2011 Asian Champions Trophy.
(Photo: FIH / Asian Hockey Federation)

India defeated Pakistan 4-2 after penalty shootout in the final of the Asian Men’s Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament in Ordos, China on Sunday. Both normal and extra time finished goal-less goalless before the winner of the contest was eventually decided by penalties. 

India grabbed a 4-2 triumph, a win which was guarenteed thanks to a brilliant performance from goalkeeper Shreejesh, who made saves from HAseem Abdul Khan and Shafqat Rasool to help his team to victory. 

Rajpal Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Yuvraj Walmiki and Sarvanjit Singh scored for India in the penalty shootout, with Muhammad Rizwan and Waseem Ahmed finding the goal for Pakstan.  

Earlier in the match, both India and Pakistan had ample opportunities to finish off claim victory in regulation time. Pakistan will rue the fact that they failed to convert any of the seven penalty corners that they had during the match, while India's Juvraj missed a glorious chance to seal the win with a close range strike in the 65th minute. 

However, it was the young and talented India team that held its nerve in the Penalty Shoot-Out to win the Inaugural men's Asian Champions Trophy. 

The bronze medal in the tournament went to Malaysia, who overcame Japan 1-0. 


 

Asian Champions Trophy 2011 - Men

Tournament Results

3rd September 2011

Match No            Fixture                                      Result
M01                       Korea v Japan                                     3-2 (2-1)
M02                       India v China                                       5-0 (2-0)
M03                       Pakistan v Malaysia                           3-2 (2-2)

4th September 2011
M04                       Japan v India                                       1-1 (0-1)
M05                       Korea v Malaysia                                4-3 (1-2)
M06                       Pakistan v China                                4-1 (1-1)

6th September 2011
M07                       China v Malaysia                                2-4 (2-2)
M08                       Japan v Pakistan                                3-1 (1-1)  
M09                        India v Korea                                      5-3 (4-2)

7th September 2011
M10                       Malaysia v India                                  2-2 (2-1)
M11                       China v Japan                                     1-3 (1-1)
M12                       Pakistan v Korea                                3-2 (2-0)

9th September 2011
M13                       India v Pakistan                                  2-2 (0-0) 
M14                       Korea v China                                     1-1 (1-0)
M15                       Malaysia v Japan                                3-2 (0-2)

 

Round-Robin Standings

PS           TEAMS                  P             W             D              L              GF             GA          PTS            GD
1.             PAKISTAN            5              3              1              1              13             10            10             +3
2.             INDIA                     5              2              3              0              15              8              9              +7
3.             JAPAN                   5              2              1              2              11              9              7              +2
4.             MALAYSIA             5              2              1              2              14             13             7              +1
5.             KOREA                  5              2              1              2              13            14             7               -1
6.             CHINA                   5              0              1              4               5              17             1              -12


11th September 2011
M16                        Men’s Classification(5-6) - Korea v China - 2-1
M17                       Men’s Bronze Medal (3-4) - Japan v Malaysia - 0-1
M18                       Men’s Gold Medal (1-2) - Pakistan v India 0-0 (India win 4-2 on penalties)


Final Standings
1st (Gold): India
2nd (Silver): Pakistan
3rd (Bronze): Malaysia
4th: Japan
5th: Korea
6th: China