BANGKOK: The national women hockey team made history on Thursday by securing a Semi-Final berth during the ongoing Asian Hockey Federation Cup.
In their last pool fixture against Singapore, who had won both of their previous games, Pakistan needed at least a draw to make it to the semi finals.
During the match, both sides penetrated each other’s defenses on numerous occasions.
The contest hung in balance until Afshan Naureen deposited the ball into Singaporean net after a delightful swift move, originating from the right side in the last two minutes.
This is Pakistan’s first appearance in an international tournament in the last three years.
The semi-final contests are scheduled for Saturday.