Pakistan carried their brilliant start to the 2022 Hockey Asia Cup by smashing 13 goals past the hosts Indonesia.

The result moves Pakistan to the top of Pool A after two games.

Pakistan was up 4-0 after the first period and improved to 9-0 after the second.

The team did not relent after halftime making it 12-0 in the third period and adding one more in the last to complete the scoreline.

Rizwan Ali bagged a brilliant hat trick, while Abdul Manan, Ahmad Ajaz, and Rana Abdul each scored a brace during the rout.

Ahmad Ajaz opened the scoring for Pakistan in just the second minute of the game before  Rana Abdul doubled the lead in the third.

Abdul Manan and Rizwan Ali added twice more in the 6th and 15th minutes.

The three-time tournament winners started the second quarter in a similar fashion and went on to score five more goals before the half-time whistle blew.

Mubashir Ali, Abdul Rana, Ali Shan, Abdul Mannan, and Rizwan Ali were the scorers.

Already up 9-0, Pakistan showed no mercy to the hosts and continued their onslaught.

Ghazanfar Ali and Moin Shakeel scored in the third while Rizwan Ali completed his hat trick in the same period.

Ajaz Ahmed scored the final goal of the game in the final period.

Pakistan needs a good Asia Cup campaign to keep their World Cup 2023 hopes alive

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