HANGZHOU: Pakistan overwhelmed South Korea in straight units to advance to the quarter-finals of the Asian Games males’s volleyball competitors on Friday.
Pakistan recorded 9 blocks and three aces in a 25-19, 25-22, 25-21 win of their spherical of 12 match on the China Textile City Sports Centre Gymnasium in Shaoxing on the western outskirts of Hangzhou.
Pakistan will now face Qatar of their final-eight conflict with the winner advancing to a semi-remaining in opposition to Iran.
Pakistan had a top benefit in opposition to the Koreans as they took a 9-5 lead early within the first set, the center-blockers shutting their opponents’ spikes and serving to them seize the initiative.
Pakistan center blockers’ fast hits and cross-courtroom pictures shook up Korea’s defence within the second set. South Korea pulled even at 14-14 on Pakistan’s turnovers, however ended up dropping the set after failing to chop off Pakistan’s assaults.
The third set was tighter affair however Pakistan finally took an 11-7 lead and finally sealed the tie.
Published in Dawn, September 23th, 2023