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Bangladesh book Asian Games berth

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 11 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh national hockey team confirmed their Asian Games berth after they beat Sri Lanka by 3-1 goals in their second Pool B match of the Men’s Asian Games Qualifier in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday.

The victory also ensured them a place in the semifinals with a match in hand. Bangladesh earlier defeated Indonesia by the same margin in their Pool B opening match.

Bangladesh will face Singapore in their last Pool B match on Thursday.

On Tuesday, Bangladesh took the lead in the 18th minute through Ashraful Islam’s penalty corner.

Bangladesh scored the second goal in the 23rd minute after Khorshedur Rahman converted a penalty stroke.

Sri Lanka, however, offered strong resistance in the third quarter creating several penalty corners but could not convert any of those into a goal.

The islanders pulled one back in the 44th minute to bring some excitement into the match.

However, Bangladesh took the match away with Roman Sarkar scoring the team’s third goal in the 53rd minute and it kept Bangladesh’s nine-year winning run over the island nation intact.