Oman clinched their first win of the Asia Cup hockey when they defeated Bangladesh 4—2 in a Group B tie at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh on Monday.
Oman are making their debut in the tournament and the win gives them a slim chance at making the last four. But they would have to beat South Korea by a big margin to qualify. Aiman Abdullah Ali Khathiri was named the man-of-the-match.
Both teams had started the tournament with a defeat. The Bangladesh team was beaten 0-9 by South Korea while India had defeated Oman 8-0.
The Omanis took the lead against the Bangladesh team through Hashim Ghani in the 28th minute. That was the only goal scored in the first half.
The second half saw a much closer fight from both teams and more goals were scored.
Oman struck in the 42nd minute through Mohamed Ali Shar while Khatar Rejab added the other two in the 45th and 58th minute.
Muhammad Mamunur added a consolation goal for Bangladesh in the 69th minute.
The teams will complete their group fixtures Tuesday with Oman playing South Korea while Bangladesh take on India.