Bangladesh made a winning return to the eight-nation Hero Asia Cup Hockey 2022, beating Oman by 2-1 goals in their second Pool B match at the GBK Hockey Field in Jakarta on Tuesday.
With the day's feat, Bangladesh not only maintained their third slot in Group B intact ahead of Oman, but also took revenge of their 2-6 defeat against the Gulf country in the final of the Asian Games Hockey qualifiers in Bangkok last week.
But, Bangladesh made a frustrating start in the ongoing Asia Cup Hockey, suffering 1-6 goals' defeat against former champions South Korea in their first match with captain Khorshedur Rahman scoring the lone goal for Bangladesh.
In the day's match, Ashraful Islam put Bangladesh ahead in the sixth minute of the first quarter from a penalty corner (1-0).
Rashad Al Fazari restored the parity for Oman in the very second minute of the second quarter (17th minute) by his lone effort after beating a couple Bangladesh defenders and the custodian to go for the first half (1-1).