Pakistan defeated Australia with a score of 11-3 in the FIH Hockey5s World Cup.

In an impressive showing at the FIH Hockey5s World Cup held in Muscat, Oman, the Pakistani hockey squad demonstrated their dominance by securing a commanding victory over Australia, triumphing with a remarkable 11-3 scoreline. Captain Rana Abdul Waheed Ashraf emerged as the standout player, showcasing his exceptional goal-scoring abilities with a remarkable five goals, including a hat-trick. This stellar performance propelled Pakistan into the 9th and 10th position match against the victor of the Switzerland vs. New Zealand matchup, setting the stage for a crucial showdown.

Beyond the one-sided match, Pakistan’s success extended to the Challenger Trophy, where they continued their dominance by overwhelming Jamaica with an impressive 15-2 victory. Abdul Hannan Shahid played a pivotal role in this triumph, contributing seven goals, including a remarkable double hat-trick. Rana Waheed continued to shine with five goals, including another hat-trick, further solidifying Pakistan’s position in the tournament.

The team showcased diversified goal-scoring abilities, with Ghazanfar Ali and Zakaria Hayat adding two goals each in the encounter against Australia, while Arshad Liaquat and Murtaza Yaqub demonstrated their scoring prowess with one goal each. This collective scoring prowess highlights the team’s strength and tactical versatility.

Looking forward, Pakistan is geared up for another significant match, where they will face the winner of the USA vs. Australia clash. This match will determine their final standing in the 9th to 12th positions in the FIH Hockey5s World Cup. With a blend of skillful play, strategic prowess, and consistent goal-scoring, Pakistan has not only secured its place in the tournament but is also poised for further success as they navigate through the challenges ahead.

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