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India beat Pakistan 4-3 to clinch bronze in Asian Champions Trophy

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The Indian men's hockey team won the bronze medal at the Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka after beating arch-rivals Pakistan 4-3 in the third-place play-off match on Wednesday.

India was awarded a hat-trick of penalty corners within a minute into the game, with Harmanpreet Singh opening the account. 

Pakistan's Afraz scored the equaliser soon as both teams ended an intense first quarter at 1-1.

Abdul Rana helped Pakistan take an early lead in the second half by converting a penalty corner.

It was Sumit's turn to get the equaliser as he put the ball in the net from a close range.

The scores were levelled at 2-2 at the end of third quarter with an exciting 15 minutes remaining on the clock.

The 'Men in Blue' took the lead once again in the final quarter with Varun Kumar making no mistake in converting a penalty corner.

Akashdeep Singh then scored the fourth goal for India to make it 4-2.

With less than three minutes remaining in the game, Pakistan managed to pull one back but it failed to stop India from romping home for a third-place finish in the tournament.

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