The SAF Games 2016 have started and are going on successfully. Multiple matches are being held everyday. The hockey matches for both Men and Women are currently underway in Guwahati and of late, there have been four Men’s matches and two Women’s matches. The breakup of the matches can be seen below.
|India Vs. Nepal||24-1||India|
|Sri Lanka Vs. India||1-12||India|
|Pakistan Vs. Sri Lanka||3-0||Pakistan|
|India Vs. Bangladesh||4-1||India|
|Bangladesh Vs. Sri Lanka||2-0||Bangladesh|
|Pakistan Vs. India||2-1||Pakistan|
The hockey matches commenced on the 7th, in the Moullana MD. Tayabullah Hockey Stadium, Bhetapura, with the Women’s teams of India and Nepal playing against each other, where India defeated Nepal with an impressive score of 24-1. India seemed to be on a lucky streak because similar to its win in the first match, India managed to come out victorious once again, this time against Sri Lanka. The Indian Women’s Hockey team seems to be going strong with two wins under its wing. Thus, the women’s hockey team which seems to come out on top, as of the now, is India.
The Men’s Hockey matches are also afoot, as they started off on the 7th of February, in Guwahati. The first match was between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, where Pakistan proved to be successful on the field. The second match was between India and Bangladesh. India defeated Bangladesh, proving that the Indian Men’s hockey team is at par with their Women counterparts, in terms of harboring victory.
In the third match, which took place on the 8th, Bangladesh came out on top by defeating Sri Lanka. The fourth match was pretty interesting since India-Pakistan matches have always been intriguing to watch. Arslan Muhammad Qadir proved to be the star player of the match as he managed to secure two goals for his team and defeated India at a score of 2-1. Among the Men’s hockey teams, Pakistan seems to be doing pretty well with two wins in a row. However, with the matches still ongoing it is hard to say which team will eventually come out as the best. All we can say for now is, may the best team win!