Though the decline of Pakistan hockey has taken some of the colour off the traditional rivalry, the match is still one of the most sought-after games in tournaments across the globe. Saturday will witness th match between the two neighbours in Muscat at the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy. Highlights The last time India-Pakistan met was in the bronze-medal playoff at the Asian Games in Jakarta earlier this year India won that match, but the disappointment of assuring themselves of qualification for Olympics was writ large in both the dugouts India have played Pakistan in 34 matches sincewinning 18 of those while losing eight Image credit: Hockey India.
A core feature of Param's innings was his use of sweeps, reverse sweeps, scoops, ramps to score the bulk of his seven fours and four sixes behind square.
The middle-order batsman said afterward that his background as a hockey player growing up enabled him to have the confidence in his unorthodox arsenal. Today was just one of those days where it really clicked and all the hard work paid off.
Basically when I bat, it's just looking at where the gaps are and putting the ball into those gaps.
The tense relations between the two nations , resulting from bitter diplomatic relationships and conflict that originated during the Partition of British India into India and Pakistan in , the Indo-Pakistani Wars , and the Kashmir conflict , laid the foundations for the emergence of an intense. Enjoy the best collection of Cricket related games on the internet.
Yet, Singapore has not fallen apart on either occasion thanks to contributions from the likes of Param. In and out of the team since making his senior debut as a year-old in , Param had gone two years since his last appearance before being recalled in September for Cricket World Cup Challenge League in Malaysia.
He scored 66 in a win over the hosts and carried that form into this event. You just do what you need to do as batsman.
When you're in the game, you're just trying your best to get the singles and doubles and the odd boundary will come because bowlers will make mistakes at some point in the game because they are under pressure too.
The year-old allrounder was struck in the head in his follow-through by a drive from Kyle Coetzer in Singapore's opening match, creating a gash on his forehead.
But after being escorted off the field, Prakash only missed 17 balls before coming back to help Singapore to victory. He took three wickets against Bermuda at the death on Sunday too, not to mention hitting the winning boundary over mid-on to seal the chase after Param's legwork.
That boosts the morale of the team drastically and that pushes us forward as a team because we understand that regardless of injuries, we are not one man down and he did show up and did perform.
So with that, the team morale has been fantastic and of course after this win I'm sure that God willing we can take this attitude of the team forward and win the rest of the matches and hopefully to win the tournament.