KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team came back from two goals down to record a 3-3 draw against Netherlands in the fourth match of their tour of Europe.
Pakisan are in Europe to prepare for the upcoming Olympics. After drawing the two-test series against Germany and receiving a battering at the hands of Belgium, Pakistan staged a comeback to hold giants Netherlands on their home turf.
The match got underway with back-to-back attacks by both teams and Netherlands converted their second penalty corner to register their first goal. In no time, the hosts earned another penalty corner and were met with success once again as they consolidated their lead to 2-0.
Pakistan made their way back in to the match with a goal from Rizwan junior soon after the Dutch goal and were level at 2-2 in the 39th minute of the match as Waqas Sharif completed an impressive attacking move for the Greenshirts. Five minutes later, Ali Shan scored and gave Pakistan the lead.
However, Pakistan could not hold on to the lead and conceded another goal scored through a penalty corner, resulting in a 3-3 draw.