It was the end of a 48-year-long wait. India had beaten Pakistan in the Asian Games final — the first time after 1966.
The last time India beat Pakistan in an Asian Games hockey final was at Bangkok in 1966. Since then, they had lost five times to their traditional rivals in the title clash, the most painful one being the 1-7 rout at New Delhi in 1982.
Not long ago, a situation like this was decided by penalty strokes. But as per new rules, a player now has to dribble into the D from the 23-yard line and find a way past the goalkeeper.
Contributed By Sonia