ACT: India and Pakistan share trophy after rain washes out final

The Asian Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan has been abandoned due to heavy downpour at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman.

India beat Pakistan 3-1 in the Round Robin match after coming from 0-1 down.   -  PTI

Defending champion India had to share the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy with Pakistan after heavy downpour led to the Sunday's final being abandoned at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman.

The turf was completely waterlogged because of the heavy showers and after discussion with both the coaches of India and Pakistan, the tournament director decided to call off the match and declare both the teams as joint winners.

Malaysia finished third in the tournament after it beat Japan 3-2 in the shootout.

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India reached the final after edging out Japan 3-2 in the semi-final while Pakistan beat Malaysia 3-1 in the shootout after regulation time ended 4-4. India scored 28 goals and conceded just four in the tournament, had also beaten Pakistan 3-1 in the Round Robin match to finish top of the group.

Harendra Singh's men will now focus on the upcoming 2018 FIH Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar. Host India has been drawn in Pool C alongside Belgium, South Africa, Canada and will play its opening match against South Africa on November 28.

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