India Beat Malaysia In Hockey To Clinch Asia Cup Title

India Beat Malaysia In Hockey To Clinch Asia Cup Title

India Beat Malaysia In Hockey To Clinch Asia Cup Title

India defeated Pakistan in the all-important semi-final match of Asia Cup on Saturday.

After two games each in Super four stage, India are on top with four points followed by Malaysia (three points), Korea (two points) and Pakistan (one point).

The live broadcast of India vs Malaysia hockey match will be available on Star Sports 1/HD (English) and Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD while live streaming is available on Hotstar.

Malaysia trailed India 0-2 in the first half.

Lalit Upadhyay doubled India's advantage as he scored a superb field goal in the 29th minute. Shahril Saabah scored the lone goal for Malaysia in the final. The second quarter also saw India produce some outstanding attacking play as they looked to extend their lead.

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For Malaysia, it was their best result in the tournament.

The Indians, ranked sixth in the world, were in for nervous last 10 minutes as Malaysia went full throttle for an equaliser.

The Indian midfield have been held well by skipper Manpreet Singh and Chinglensana Singh, while veteran Sardar Singh has done exceedingly well as the central defender and the linkman between the midfield and the forwards. The Indian team showed some resolute defending in the last five minutes to keep their 2-1 lead intact. "Hockey is a team game and we are a family".

India started the fourth quarter aggressively as Varun Kumar missed a chance to score when Gurjant Singh found him in the circle with a calculated pass in the 46th minute. "It was a close contest and I am happy how they played".

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