Islamabad: Pakistan has made a clean sweep of the four-match friendship hockey series against China, clinching the last game 2-1 in Lahore.

Pakistan won the fourth and the final match Sunday to end the first international series played in the country in eight years. Pakistan won the first three games 3-0, 5-3 and 3-1.

All the three goals came in the first half. Pakistan first scored through vice captain Shakeel Abbasi and Fareed Ahmed while Chinese striker Dong Yang struck two minutes from the end.

At the post match ceremony, Pakistani captain Muhammad Imran said the Chinese team played a much improved game on Sunday.

'We had some advantage in the first two matches, but they came back impressively in the last two,' Imran said.

The trophy was handed over to Pakistani captain but he gifted it to the Chinese for reviving international sports in the country.

International sporting activities in the country had come to a halt as overseas teams refused to come to Pakistan in the wake of the terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March 2009.

Though many individual players from overseas toured Pakistan, no official international team visited the country since the Junior Asia Cup in 2004.

(Agencies)