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India wins Hockey Asian Champions Trophy 2016

India prevailed 3-2 over Pakistan to reclaim the Asian Champions Trophy hockey title here on Sunday.
●    Goals from Rupinder Pal Singh, Yousuf Affan and Nikkin Thimmaiah helped India surmount the challenge from Pakistan.
●    This was the first time the teams were meeting in the final of a continental tournament since India dethroned Pakistan as the Asian Games champions in Incheon, South Korea in 2014.
●    India had won the inaugural edition of the Asian Champions Trophy, defeating Pakistan in 2011.
●    India went into the title contest without ace custodian P.R. Sreejesh.
●    India scored in the 18th minute off its second penalty-corner as Rupinder sent a rasping drag-flick into the left side of the net.
●    This was 167th match between the two teams. 
●    So far both teams have played over 166 matches & India has won 55 of the matches, Pakistan won 82, while 30 were drawn.

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