Britain beat Pakistan

Jonathan Clarke struck twice as Britain overcome Pakistan 3-2 to put their campaign back on track while South Korea and New Zealand played out a 2-2 draw in their Sultan Azlan Shah Cup match on Sunday. Clarke’s twin strikes gave Britain the much-needed win after the 1-3 loss to India on Friday. Pakistan and Britain now have two wins each from three matches and lead the standings in the round-robin league.

In another match, combined defending champions South Korea were held to a 1-1 draw by New Zealand. Benjamin Collier scored for New Zealand in the 50th minute and South Korea struck back eight minutes later to equalize through a penalty corner by Jang Jong-Hyun. In an amusing contest, Britain took the lead against Pakistan in the eighth minute through Robert Moore as the ball crossed the line despite Waqas Akbar making a worried attempt to clear it.

Pakistan came close to scoring in the 24th minute but Shakeel Abbasi missed a sitter. They got the equalizer four minutes before half-time as Sohail Abbas sounded the boards with a long drag-flick to goalkeeper Nicholas Brothers. Clarke put Britain ahead again in the 39th minute even as Pakistan's Rehan Butt unsuccessful to score two minutes later after Adam Dixon brought off a goal-line save.


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