Last three times champions Bangladesh emerged Pool B champions to reach the semi-final of Men's Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Cup' 2022 with all-win record beating stronger Oman by 3-2 goal at the GBK Hockey Field in Jakarta on Thursday.
In the day's vital match, Khorshedur Rahman scored three goals for Bangladesh in the 8th, 56th and 58th minutes--first two from penalty corners and last one from penalty stroke, despite Bangladesh went down by 1-2 goal till 48th minute of the match.
In the 2nd semifinal on Saturday (March 19), Pool B champions Bangladesh will play Pool A runners-up Kazakhstan at 6 : pm (Bangladesh time). The final match will be held on Sunday (March 20).
Top three teams of the four semifinalists of the ongoing AHF Cup will be entitled to play in the final round of the next Men's Asia Cup Hockey along with the five automatic qualifiers – India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Pakistan.