Lahore : Pakistan suffered their second loss in as many matches at the 4-Nation International Festival of Hockey at Melbourne’s State Netball Hockey Centre.
Japan easily defeated the Green Shirts 3-1.The speedy Japanese dominated the proceedings most of the time.Brilliant forward Kenty Tanaka had a brace.All four goals of the match came through open play .Pakistan’s goal was scored in the last minute.
It was 1-0 at the half time.
Japan Kenty Tanaka (14′ & 46′) & Genki Matani (50′)
Pakistan: Atiq Arshad (60′)
In day’s other match, hosts Australia defeated New Zealand 4-1
Pakistan next plays New Zealand on Saturday.