Pakistan were off to a winning start at the 3-nation hockey tournament at Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.
They defeated the hosts Oman 3-0.
All three goals came through open play
Pakistan were ahead by two goals at the half time.
Shafqat Rasool, who has been recalled after a long time, was one of the scorers.
Oman’s new head coach is Pakistan’s former captain Tahir Zaman.
Pakistan: Ali Shan (13′), Ajaz Ahmed (21′), Shafqat Rasool (45′),
Thursday,s Match: Pakistan vs Japan
The three sides will play each other twice followed by a final between the
sides finishing first and second in the double league.