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Two nations, four teams and super ‘Mauka Mauka’

By Shivya Malhotra
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Two nations, four teams and super Mauka Mauka
Source: India.com

Sunday is going to be a super ‘Mauka Mauka’ day as it brings a double blast where India and Pakistan will have a face off not only on the ground of cricket but also hockey. On Thursday, where India was playing semi-finals of ICC Champions Trophy against Bangladesh, the Indian Hockey had a face off with Scotland. However, in both the matches, India secured a massive win and coincidentally will now be having a major face off with arch rivals, Pakistan.

The matches, which are scheduled to take place on Sunday will be a battle of two nations, four teams and 44 players, each representing their nations on two different grounds. The match between India and Pakistan has always been a buzz all over. With the dual battle, Sunday is going to be a nail-biting day for all the fans in both the nations. Moreover, the second coincidence is London, where both the matches will take place, further making it difficult for the fans to switch between both.

The Semi-finals of  ICC Champions Trophy witnessed an interesting clash between India and Bangladesh, where the men in blue defeated the latter by 9 wickets on Thursday. Restricting Bangladesh at 264, Captain Virat Kohli and his boys played fiercely and made through the finals.

Previous to this, the last match of India and Pakistan, in ICC Champions Trophy, somewhat went one sided, where India had an upper-hand crystal clearly. But the clash between India and arch rival Pakistan never fails to ignite the notion of excitement among the fans of both the nations. However, after their defeat to India in the group stage, Pakistan has also had a fantastic run in the tournament. It remains to be seen that how each team will come out of the jaws of defeat in the finals.

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On the other hand, the Indian men’s hockey team is also set to take on their Pakistani counterparts in a Hockey World League semi-final match.  On Thursday, the Indian team gave a tough time to Scotland with a winning score of 4-1. However, they are going to have a clash with Canada on Saturday. But the interesting part still remains to be held on Sunday where all eyes will be set simultaneously on the Indian hockey team led by Manpreet Singh.

Though today’s youth is much more inclined towards Cricket, the number of coincidences, especially a face off with arch rivals, has made the coming weekend interesting than ever before. So, the time has come to tighten your belts for the double ‘Mauka Mauka’ and the classic encounter between the men in blue and green on Sunday.