Bangladesh clinched the Men's Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Cup Hockey title for the fourth time in a row, with a 100 percent winning record, beating a superior Oman 5-3 in a penalty shootout Sunday.
At the GBK Hockey Field in Jakarta, the final match of the nine-nation Hockey competition between arch-rivals Bangladesh and Oman ended in 1-1 within the stipulated time.
Shohanur Rahman Shobuj put Bangladesh ahead in the 14th minute with a field goal while Fahad Al Lawati pulled one back for Oman in the 19th minute.
In the title-deciding penalty shootout, Bangladesh converted all five attempts while Oman missed two to finish runners-up.
For Bangladesh, Farhad Ahmed Shetul, Shobuj, Roman Sarkar, Naimuddin and Puskar Khisa Mimo scored in the penalty shootout.
Bangladesh custodian Biplob Kujur saved a penalty while Oman's Sumaiya Mahmud's shot went wide.
This was the second successive victory for Bangladesh against Oman in the competition after their 3-2 win in the Pool B match.
Bangladesh qualified for the next Men's Asia Cup Hockey as one of the top three teams of the AHF Cup 2022 to join the direct qualifiers – India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Pakistan.
They also earned the rights to play in the Asian Games 2022 scheduled for the Chinese city of Hangzhou in September as the semifinalists of the AHF Cup 2022.
Earlier, Bangladesh made a flying start to the Asian Hockey competition, beating hosts Indonesia 7-2.
They later thrashed Singapore 7-0, beat Iran 6-2, and trounced Kazakhstan 8-1.