Dhaka, Aug 28 (UNB) – Bangladesh National Hockey team suffered a 0-5 goal defeat against former World Champions Pakistan in their last Pool B match of the 18th Asian Games Men’s Hockey on Tuesday at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Hockey field in Jakarta.
Despite the day’s defeat, Bangladesh finished 3rd in the six-team Pool B securing nine points from five matches with three wins and two defeats and will play the 5th place deciding match on September 1 against the 3rd ranked team of Pool A, probably against Japan.
Muhammad Atiq put Pakistan ahead in the very first minute by a field goal (1-0). Mubashar Ali struck twice in the 8th and 24th minutes, both from penalty corners (3-0).
Ali Shan further sounded the Pakistani margin scoring the 4th goal in the 36th minute (4-0) while Muhammad Atiq sealed the fate of the match scoring his 2nd goal in the 48th minute, also from a penalty corner (5-0).
In the day’s other Pool B matches, Malaysia outplayed Oman by 7-0 goals while Thailand beat Kazakhstan by 3-2 goals at the same venue.
In Pool A matches, holders India crushed Sri Lanka by 20-0 goals while hosts Indonesia defeated Hong Kong by 3-2 goals at the same venue.
By virtue of the day’s well-merited victory, Pakistan clinched the Pool B title with all-win record securing full 15 points from five outings while Malaysia finished Pool B runners-up collecting 12 points from five matches to reach the semifinals.
Bangladesh’s main contender Oman were placed 4th in the group with six points from five outings
In the day’s Pool A matches, India emerged group champions with all-win record securing full 15 points from five engagements, South Korea and Japan are battling for the runners-up spot of Pool ATuesday evening with 9 points each from four group encounters. The winners of the match will qualify for the semifinals while the loser will play the 5th place-deciding match on September 1.
Earlier, Bangladesh Hockey team achieved their initial target of finishing 6th in the 12-team 18th Asian Games Men’s Hockey beating Thailand by 3-1 goals in their 4th Pool B match at the same venue last Sunday.
Bangladesh also got an opportunity to play directly in the final round of the Asian Games and Asia Cup Hockey from the next time avoiding qualifying round.
Dhaka, July 26 (UNB) – Quantum Foundation maintained all-win record in the Cute Metropolis Premier Division Handball League beating Surjodaya Krira Chakra by 33-29 goals at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Thursday.
They led the first half by 16-14 goals.
In the day’s other matches, Narinda Pragoti Boys Club beat Menjis Krira Chakra by 41-20 goals after leading first half 17-7, Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club outplayed Old Ideals by 47-20 goals after dominating first half 29-7 while Prime Sporting Club crushed Victoria Sporting Club by 52-16 after leading the first half by 25-9.
Friday’s matches: Bangla Club vs Surjodaya KC (9:30 am), Menijs KC beat Victoria SC (11 am), Narinda Pragoti Boys vs Arambagh KS (3 pm) and Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club vs Prime SC (4:30 pm).
Dhaka, July 26 (UNB)– Youthfull Bangladesh National Hockey team, now touring South Korea as a part of their preparation for the next-month’s Asian Games in Indonesia, conceded a narrow 2-3 goal defeat against Asian giant and hosts South Korea in their first preparatory match on Thursday afternoon.
After a goalless result in first of the four-quarter 60 minute affairs, Korea took
2-0 lead in the 2nd quarter, converting two penalty conrers.
In the 3rd quarter, Milon Hossain scored the first goal to pull the Bangladesh margin one back (2-1), but their joy were very short lived as Korea scored one more goal in the 11th minute of the quarter (3-1).
Bangladeshi famed forward Rasul Mahmud Jimi reduced the margin scoring a field goal in the 4th and last quarter of the match to settle for 3-2 goal defeat in the match.