Odisha’s Dipsan Tirkey Gets Best Player Award As India Set Up Pakistan Date In Hockey 5s Asia Cup Final

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Dipsan Tirkey played his part to perfection as India thumped Malaysia 10-4 on Saturday to set up a title showdown with Pakistan in the inaugural Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup at Oman’s Salalah.

The 24-year-old from Sundargarh kept at bay the Malaysian attackers and also scored a goal to be adjudged Player of the Match.

Dipsan apart, Mohammed Raheel netted 4 goals, while Maninder Singh, Pawan Rajbhar, Sukhvinder, Jugraj Singh and Gurjot Singh also scored one apiece.

In the first semifinal earlier today, Pakistan overcame hosts defeating Oman 7-3.

The traditional hockey rivals will face off for the top prize on Sunday.

In their pool stage clash, Pakistan pipped India 5-4.

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