Hockey

LAHORE: PIA Whites and Wapda reached the final of the 10th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament at the Dring Stadium in Bahawalpur on Monday.

PIA Whites derailed Railways 4-0 in the first semi-final while Wapda outclassed Asia Ghee Mills 5-1 in the second last-four clash.

For PIA, Waseem Akram scored a field goal in the ninth minute, while Ammad Butt struck back-to-back goals in the 14th and 25th minutes converting penalty corners. Inayatullah’s 42nd field goal completed the tally.

In the second semi-final, Wapda took lead with a field goal through Waqas Sharif in the first minute. Asia Ghee equalised in the 20th as Adnan Butt scored a field goal.

Wapda however then surged ahead as Shahbaz Ali (38th), Umar Bhutta (44th, 50th) and Ijaz (53rd) made the match completely one-sided.

Published in Dawn,

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