KARACHI The Dutch penalty corner specialist Taeke Taekema became the highest goal getter in the Champions Trophy history eclipsing Pakistans Sohail Abbas record when he scored his 41st goal in his countrys 3-2 win over Spain in the ABN-Amro Champions Trophy now in progress at Melbourne (Australia), according to information received here Monday. He scored two of his teams three goals to carry his goal tally in the elite tournament, launched in Lahore in 1978, to 42. Out of 31 editions of the championship so far played, Pakistan has missed the event only twice first time in 2000 and second time in 2009. Pakistan thrice won the gold first time in 1978 at Lahore, second time in 1980 at Karachi and third time in 1994 in Lahore. Sohail Abbas thus missed the competition only twice in 2008 and 2000 since he started playing for Pakistan. The Netherlands narrowly escaped with all three points after avoiding a fiery second half comeback from Spain. The Dutch emerged as 3-2 winners in a game that burst into life in the second half following a Dutch dominated first period. This game will be remembered as the game when Taeke Taekema overtook Sohail Abbas on the Champions Trophy all time goal-scorers list. The first half was controlled by the Dutch, both in terms of possession and also on the scoreboard. In the 14th minute Taeke Taekema gave his side the lead and also claimed his position at the top of the mantle of all time goal scorers in the Champions Trophy with 41 goals. Two minutes later it was captain Teun De Nooijer who extended the Dutch lead, sliding in to guide a classy reverse stick strike from Roderick Weustof into the net. The first goal of the second half followed a similar trend to that of the first half, with Taekema collecting his 42nd Champions Trophy goal from another penalty corner. The game looked almost dead as Holland took the 3-0 ascendancy over Olympic silver medallists Spain. It was then that the Spanish sparked into life and began to play the way that everyone knows they can. In the 58th minute Spain captain Pol AMAT scored a spectacular reverse stick effort to make the score 3-1. Xavier RIBAS reduced the deficit further just minutes later with a firm drag flick just inside the post, ensuring that the last nine minutes of the game would be tense for both sides. However, it was the Dutch who held on for a deserved victory.