India beat Pakistan 4-0 to maintain their unbeaten run in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament on Wednesday.
Having already sealed their semifinal spot before the match, India played confidently and completely dominated the match. Skipper Harmanpreet Singh struck twice from penalty corners as Pakistan were playing catch-up.
Harmanpreet handed India the lead converting the team's first penalty corner with a powerful low flick to the left of Pakistan goalkeeper Akmal Hussain just at the stroke of the first quarter.
India won their second penalty corner in the 23rd minute and Harmanpreet scored with a fierce drag-flick in between Pakistan goalkeeper Akmal's legs.
India continued to put pressure on Pakistan defence with constant attacks and in the process earned back-to-back penalty corners in the 30th minute but Harmanpreet failed on both occasion.
The Indians, however, asked for a video referral from the second opportunity claiming that the ball was heading into the goal and was stopped by Pakistan player's foot but the video referee rejected the home team's appeal.
India led Pakistan 2-0 at half-time.
Six minutes into the third quarter, India secured their third penalty corner and this time Jugraj Singh made no mistake to hand the hosts a comfortable 3-0 lead.
Pakistan earned a rare penalty corner, their second, in the 43rd minute but wasted the opportunity.
India made the scoreline 4-0 in their favour in the 55th minute when Akashdeep Singh deflected in Mandeep Singh's strike.
India earned five penalty corners in the match and converted three out of them.
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.
Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|