New Delhi: Harmanpreet Singh continued his brilliant run as India thrashed Pakistan 6-2 to clinch the eighth Junior Men's Asia Cup at the Wisma Belia Stadium on Sunday.
Harmanpreet capitalised on the first opportunity where he converted a penalty corner into a goal to give India an early 1-0 lead.
While Harmanpreet went on to score two more goals before the first half to complete his hat-trick, Pakistan could score just one goal in the 28th minute through Yaqoob Muhammad. Leading 3-1 at the start of second half, Indian team went for the kill and scored three more goals while their arch-rivals looked hapless and managed just one more.
Harmanpreet became the highest scorer with his four goals in the match taking his tally to 15 goals in the tournament.
The Indian hockey team put up a great show to beat Japan 6-1 in the semi-final and enter the summit clash.
Earlier, India thrashed Oman 9-0 in the quarter-finals. They defeated Japan 2-1 in the opening match and got the better of hosts Malaysia with a thrilling 5-4 win in the next match.