After taking the lead, India conceded a 1-2 lead to Pakistan, but produced a stunning comeback to beat arch-rivals 3-2. India have won two and drew one in three matches so far in the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy.
FT: INDIA DEFEAT PAKISTAN 3-2.
15': It's full time. India have won the match 3-2. India go top of the group with the win.
14': Just one minute to go. Indians have the led. Can they hold on or Pakistan will score a late equaliser?
12': Just three minutes of play left. A test of nerves now!
10': India thwarting attack after attack with just 5 mins to go in the match. Can they hold on to their lead?
7': Men in Green continue to charge India's goal but defenders keep sweeping away. India still leading by one goal.
5': India continue to build attack after attack as Pakistan struggle to build something worthwhile. 10 mins to go in the match.
2': Early charge from India but Pakistani goalkeeper saves his side from going down by two goals.
15': India have got another one. It's a field goal and the Men in Blue now lead 3-2. Ramandeep the scorer!
13': Video referral used by the umpire as India appeal for PC. Penalty corner to India. The men in Blue have pulled themselves level. It's 2-2 now!
10': India keeping possession while Pakistan opt to defend in final 5 minutes of the quarter.
8': Pakistan strike again after a brilliant one-two in front of India's goal.
5': Aggressive play from both teams. Typical India-Pakistan encounter with end-to-end play.
2': Pakistan pulls back quickly in Q3. Game on! An unchallenged shot from Muhd. Rizwan Sr.
HALF TIME India 1-0 Pakistan
15': Rupinder Pal slipped with seconds to go in Q2 with what looked like a goal threatening attack on Pakistan.
12': Pakistan temporarily down to 10 players.
10': Five minutes to go in Q2 and India hold a 1-goal lead over Pakistan, who also looked like scoring on a couple of occasions.
8': India are off the mark in 2nd quarter. Goal from a tight angle puts India in front after some blistering attacking play from the Men in Blue. Pradeep Mor the scorer.
5': Bright move from Pakistan early in 2nd quarter but Indian defenders efficiently sweep off the threat.
15': Indian with majority of possession later the Q1 which ended goal-less.
12': India with a couple of decent chances in front of Pakistan's goal but no success for the men in blue as yet.10': Pakistan making Indian to work hard and not allowing any good opportunity to attack on their goal.
8': PR Sreejesh is up to the task and pulls off two back-to-back saves to keep the scores level. India yet to build a serious attack.
5': Q1 begins with Pakistan coming close to first goal early during the match.
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India vs Pakistan has always been a great encounter, be it cricket, hockey or any other sports.
Following the recent military actions between the two nations, the relations have turned more sour than before, so much so even sports and other general affairs between the two have taken a hit.
Earlier, BCCI's refusal to play Pakistan in a bilateral series had further hinted that both countries will try to avoid each other on all fronts, be it sports, political or entertainment.
What comes out more of as a surprise to people seeing India-Pakistan facing each other in the Asian Champions Trophy as they had not expected to witness the Indo-Pak rivalry in sports any time soon.
As far as forms is concerned, India were stunningly good in the opening fixture against Japan, with Rupinder Pal Singh scoring as many as six goals to help his team win 10-2.
They could not continue the same form against South Korea, only drawing 1-1 in the 2nd match.
Pakistan, on the other hand, lost their opening encounter to Malaysia but showed strong character to beat South Korea 1-0.
India and Pakistan presently sit 2nd and 3rd in the Asian Champions Trophy standings and it will be a test of nerves as both nations go head to head.
The Pakistan Hockey Federation has even asked its players to keep a check on their emotions during the match.
Goalkeepers: P R Sreejesh, Akash Chikte
Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh, Pardeep Mor, Jasjit Singh Kular, Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Surendar Kumar
Midfielders: Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Manpreet Singh, Sardar Singh, S.K Uthappa, Devindar Walmiki
Forwards: Talwinder Singh, S.V Sunil, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Affan Yousuf
Goalkeepers: Imran Butt, Amjad Ali
Defenders: Aleem Bilal, Ammad Shakeel Butt
Midfielders: Rashid Mahmood, Tasawar Abbas, Nawaz Ashfaq, Fareed Ahmad, Toseeq Arshad, Mohammad Rizwan junior
Forwards: Mohammad Irfan junior, Umar Bhutta, Arslan Qadir, Ali Shan, Ejaz Ahmad, Mohammad Rizwan senior, Abdul Haseem Khan
New Delhi: Welcome to our Live Coverage of the Asian Champions Trophy Group Stage match between India and Pakistan.