Abahani Limited moved to the top of the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League after they thrashed Sadharan Bima 8-2 at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium yesterday. Abahani now have 26 points from ten matches, one point more than overnight leader Usha Krira Chakra who has one match in hand.
Pakistan forward Shafqat Rasool netted four goals for the Sky Blues reigning champions while Maksud Alam Habul scored twice and Shakeel Abbasi added one. Md Irfan scored the other from penalty corner.
Farhan Ali and Faisal Hossain scored one apiece for Bima.
Meanwhile in the day’s other match, Ajax Sporting played out a dramatic 5-5 draw with Azad Sporting at the same venue. Porimol Mardi scored a hattrick for Azad. Debasis Kumar added other two for Azad while Rahat Sarower scored three goals for Ajax with Abdur Rahman and Imtiaz Ahmed adding one apiece.