Pakistan volleyball team wins series opener against Australia-Xinhua

Pakistan volleyball team wins series opener against Australia

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-29 15:03:31

ISLAMABAD, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's national men's volleyball team recorded a commanding 3-0 victory over Australia in the three-match series opener at Pakistan Sports Complex in the capital Islamabad on Tuesday evening.

The home team started strong, securing the first set with a score of 25-22 at the Liaquat Gymnasium. Despite fierce competition in the second set, Pakistan maintained its composure, displaying remarkable blocking and quick reflexes to clinch the set with the same score.

In the third set, Pakistan continued their dominance, winning 25-20, showing their adaptability under pressure and ability to capitalize on the opposition's errors.

The remaining two matches of the three-match series are scheduled for May 29 and May 30, respectively, at the same venue.

Australia's volleyball squad arrived in Islamabad on Sunday for their first-ever tour for an international series against Pakistan.

To attract crowds during the hot season, the Pakistan Volleyball Federation announced that entry for all matches is free.

Earlier on Monday, Chaudhry Muhammad Yaqoob, Chairman of the Pakistan Volleyball Federation, said, "It would be an exciting series. Pakistan recently won the Central Asian title, while Australia is ranked much higher. Both teams are preparing for the Challenge Cup to be held in Bahrain next month."