Pakistan inched closer to the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024 as they defeated Canada 5-4 on Wednesday in Ipoh, Malaysia.

Pakistan are unbeaten in the event, so far, and are at the top of the table with 10 points after four games.

Canada had taken a 2-0 lead within the first 17 minutes to put Pakistan on the backfoot. However, the green shirts made a great comeback to win the match 5-4.

Abu Bakr Mahmood scored the first two goals for Pakistan to bring his side back into the game.

Arshad Liaqat, Rana Waheed Ashraf and Ghazanfar Ali also notched up one goal each for Pakistan.

Sean Davis scored a brace for Canada, meanwhile, Harbir Sindhu and Avjot Buttar scored one each.

Earlier, Pakistan defeated Korea 4-0 in a one-sided encounter in their second match on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Pakistan defeated Malaysia with a last-minute winner by Abu Bakr Mahmood on Saturday. The nine-goal thriller saw some of the best goals as the Green Shirts managed to emerge triumphant 5-4 after a long 60 minutes.

Pakistan’s next match is now against New Zealand on May 10 at the same venue.

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