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Asian Champions Trophy: After Final Called Off Due To Rain India, Pakistan Declared As Joint Winners

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| October 29 , 2018 , 19:06 IST

The much-awaited final match between India and Pakistan on Sunday to be called off due to rain and both were declared as the joint winners of the 5th Men's Hero Asian Champions Trophy on Sunday, played in Muscat, Oman.

India were looking to defend their title which they won back in Kuantan, Malaysia in 2016 when they beat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-2 in the Final.

Both India and Pakistan have won the tournament twice before this edition and they will share the honours this time around. Due to the heavy downpour, the match was in no position to begin even after the delay of more than an hour from the scheduled start time of 10:40 pm IST, and the tournament director decided to forfeit the final after a discussion with both the coaches of India and Pakistan.

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The Indian team were also the highest scoring team in the competition as they scored a total of 30 goals in six matches.

The tally consists of 11 different goal-scorers. India's Harmanpreet Singh scored the most goals for his team with six goals, while forwards Mandeep Singh and Dilpreet Singh scored five each.

Earlier on Sunday, it was Malaysia who finished at the third place as they defeated Japan 3-2 in Penalty Shootout after the scores remained 2-2 at the end of regulation time in the bronze medal match.