Pakistan beat India by 1-0 on Friday 12 February 2016 to win gold medal in the hockey event of the 12th South Asian Games 2016 in Guwahati, India.
Owais-ur-Rehman scored the first and only, but decisive goal of the match in the last moments of the first half. After that both teams failed to score anymore goal.
Pakistan successfully completed hat-trick of South Asian Games hockey titles. It was the fourth time the two rivals were facing each other in the final of men’s hockey at the South Asian Games. Pakistan beat India in both the 2004 and 2010 finals in Colombo and Dhaka, respectively, while India won the gold in 1995 in Madras.