Holland win hockey semi final by 5-2
Pakistan was shown the door out by the Netherlands 5-2 in the first semi-final of 34th Champions Trophy here on Saturday.
By the end of first half, the clueless Pakistan was short of two goals as Netherlandswere leading 3-1. Then, Dutch team with unmatched scoring prowess, scored the fourth and fifth goals in the second half, sealing a definite win against Pakistan.
The Greenshirts earned a penalty corner in the 10th minute but failed to convert after choosing for an indirect attack.Pakistan’s Shakeel Abbasi in the concluding moments threw the ball inside the Dutch goal; however, failed to snatch the win from impregnableNetherlands.
The green shirts had entered the semi-final stage after a lapse of eight years.
In the second semi-final of the event,India will take on the defending championsAustralia.
The final of the mega event will be played on December 9.