Melbourne (Agencies): Pakistan faced another defeat at the hands of Japan by 3-1 in the four-nation International Festival of Hockey in Australia on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Australia defeated Pakistan in their first match of the series at State Netball Hocky Centre by 1-9.

The next match of the International Festival is scheduled between Pakistan and New Zealand.

The team comprises Amjad Ali, Irfan, Abubakr Mahmood, Atif Mushtaq,Hassan Anwar, Ammad Shakeel Butt, Tasawwar Abbas, Rizwan Jr, Arslan Qadir, Shajeeh Ahmed, Shan Irshad, Umar Bhutta, Atiq Arshad, Ajaz Ahmed,Bilal Qadir and Khizer Akhtar.