Bangladesh national hockey team recorded their biggest ever win in history when they thrashed lowly Afghanistan 25-0 in their third Pool A match of the Asian Games Qualification Round in Muscat, Oman on Tuesday.
With their third straight win, Bangladesh also qualified for the semi-finals as the Pool A Champions.
Roman Sarker and Deen Islam Emon scored four goals each while Mamunur Rahman Chayan, Russell Mahmud Jimmy, Ashraful Islam and Arshad Hossain scored three goals apiece.
Farhad Hossain Situl and Hasan Jubaer Niloy netted two goals each while Nayeem Uddin scored the other goal for the winners.
Bangladesh’s previous record win was against Nepal in the 2010 Dhaka South Asian Games when they thrashed the Himalayan side by 24-0 goals.
Afghanistan, who are taking part in this tournament for the first time, conceded 67 goals in their three group matches as they suffered 19-1 and 23-0 defeats against Hong Kong and Thailand before facing Bangladesh.
Though Bangladesh took just a 3-0 lead in the first period, they added 10 more goals in the second period and scored six goals each in the final two periods.
Earlier, Bangladesh confirmed their place for the final phase of the forthcoming Asian Games following their first two wins against Thailand (5-0) and Hong Kong (5-1).
Bangladesh will now face Pool B runners-up Sri Lanka in the first semi-finals on Thursday.
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