Perth: India trounced Pakistan 5-2 in their third match of the nine-a-side Lanco International Super Series hockey event here Saturday.
India dominated the play from the beginning to the end in the nine-a-side format match that is played with two halves of 20 minutes each.
Raghu (7th minute), Akashdeep (9th), S.P. Sunil (15th, 33rd), Manpreet (29) all got on the scoresheet for India while Shafaqat Rasool (20th) and Mohammad Rizwan Sr. (36th) were on target for Pakistan.
The two teams will again clash against each other Sunday for the third and fourth places. India lost their previous two matches against Australia (3-4) and England (1-2), who will face off for the top spot.
This is the final tournament before the start of the Champions Trophy to be held in Melbourne starting Dec 1.