LAHORE - Pakistan reached the semi-final of 8th Asia Cup hockey tournament after beating Asia's number one ranked India in the second and last pool match at Kuantan, Malaysia, on Sunday. Pakistan outplayed India by 3-2 after a thrilling game. According to the information received from Malaysia, at the end of the first half, the math was tied by 1-1. In the 4th minute Tariq Aziz of Pakistan scored a goal but umpire disallowed the goal. In the 15th minute India got the first penalty corner and scored the goal on it by Parbjot Singh. Pakistan got two penalty corners in 16th and 21st minutes but did not succeeded to score a goal. Pakistan's Abdul Haseem Khan leveled the score in 33rd minute by the mistake of Indian defender. By the start of the second half Rehan Butt scored the second goal in 36th minute. In the 42nd minute, Pakistan missed another penalty corner. In 45th minute Rajpal Singh scored a field goal and once again leveled the match by 2-2. When the match entered 46th minute, play was stopped due to the heavy showers and till 45 minutes. After the break in 54th minute Sohail Abbas scored a goal on penalty corner and took Pakistan to commanding position. In the second half India got three penalty corners in 59th, 60th and 65th minutes but they did not succeeded to level the match. Pakistan in now on the top in pool B with four points and qualified for the semi-final. The Pakistanis had five penalty corners but Sohail was on target with only one attempt and that turned out to be the winner. Pakistan had earlier on Saturday drawn 1-1 with China and needed a win to book their semi-final place.Pakistan coach Shahid Ali Khan said that the recall of the four players from Europe made the difference in the match. "Sohail, Salman Akhbar, Waseem Ahmad and Rehan Butt gave us experience and were influential in the win. We needed the full points and credit to the players in achieving it," he said.The match was an absorbing encounter with a lot of goal-scoring chances at both ends. India coach Herender Singh was disappointed with the result but remained confident that his team will make the semi-finals. "It was a good match and could have gone either way. Now we are under pressure and will have to get a win against China on Tuesday," he said."My players did well and I have no complaints about their performances," he added.