India vs Malaysia, Asia Cup hockey final, highlights: IND beat MAS, clinch 3rd title
India defeated Malaysia 2-1 in the final of the Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka today. This is India’s third Asia Cup title after winning the continental event in 2003 and 2007 too. Get highlights of India vs Malaysia, Asia Cup hockey final, here.Updated: Oct 22, 2017 20:44 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Goals from Ramandeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay helped India beat Malaysia in the final of Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka on Sunday. The Indian men’s hockey team clinched their 3rd Asia Cup title and first since 2007 today. This was Malaysia’s first final at the Asia Cup. Earlier in the Super 4 stage, India had produced a brilliant performance to beat Malaysia 6-2. On Saturday, India continued their unbeaten run in the tournament as they registered a convincing 4-0 win over arch-rivals Pakistan in a Super 4 encounter to book their place in the final. Get highlights of India vs Malaysia, Asia Cup hockey final, here.
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18:49 hrs IST: So here is how things stand! India win gold, Malaysia silver and Pakistan bronze
18:44 hrs IST: India are now level with Pakistan on the number of Asia Cup titles. Only South Korea (4) have more.
18:42 hrs IST: This is India’s third Asia Cup title after winning the continental tournament in 2003 and 2007 too.
18:40 hrs IST: India win!
18:37 hrs IST: Malaysia are desperate for another goal. India desperate to keep the ball out of their half
18:34 hrs IST: India are closing in on victory
18:32 hrs IST: Less than 5 minutes left. Malaysia are attacking!
18:30 hrs IST: India are attacking hard. A third goal on the cards?
18:28 hrs IST: About seven minutes left. Can Malaysia equalise?
18:26 hrs IST: It was Shahril Saabah who scored for Malaysia in the 50th minute
18:24 hrs IST: Malaysia have pulled one back! They have scored!
18:21 hrs IST: The pace of the game has slowed down
18:18 hrs IST: Last 15 minutes left. Can Malaysia make a comeback?
18:15 hrs IST: Okay so that is the end of the 3rd quarter and India lead 2-0
18:11 hrs IST: That was almost a goal for India! But they wasted a chance!
18:09 hrs IST: Oh! That was close!
18:05 hrs IST: No more goals scored in the second half yet
18:01 hrs IST: Malaysia on the offensive now but Indian defenders are doing a good job here.
17:52 hrs IST: Take a break. We will be back.
17:50 hrs IST: India lead Malaysia 2-0 at halftime!
17:47 hrs IST: Lalit Upadhyay scores for India! India are 2-0 ahead!
17:44 hrs IST: PC for India and..... SK Uthappa pushes it in and... India waste the chance
17:41 hrs IST: Another attack by India
17:40 hrs IST: Penalty corner for India and.............. fended off by the Malaysian defence
17:38 hrs IST: India had beaten Malaysia in Super 4 too when Manpreet Singh’s side won 6-2 on Thursday, which was also Diwali
17:36 hrs IST: India are dominating possession here
17:33 hrs IST: Looks like India will maintain lead at halftime, the way the game is going as of now
17:30 hrs IST: It is the end of first quarter and India lead 1-0
17:27 hrs IST: Penalty corner for Malaysia but good defence and now counter-attack by India.
17:25 hrs IST: Another good run by Ramandeep but he should have passed on the ball, instead of going for that aggressive shot
17:23 hrs IST: India are clearly the superior side in this match. The match is being played in the Malaysian half of the pitch.
17:19 hrs IST: SV Sunil and Ramandeep had combined well to put India ahead in the third minute
17:16 hrs IST: Raman had all the time in the world to score the goal
17:14 hrs IST: That was quite an easy goal. The ball was passed on to Ramandeep, the Malaysian defenders failed to stop the ball. Raman directed the ball, the ball bounced off the pole and then he hit it again to put it in the net.
17:13 hrs IST: Goal! Ramandeep puts India ahead!
17:12 hrs IST: Such excitement here! Both the teams are pumped up!
17:10 hrs IST: And the game has begun!
17:05 hrs IST: And the national anthems are being sung!
17:03 hrs IST: The teams are walking out on to the pitch
17:00 hrs IST: India have also reached the final five more times!
16:59 hrs IST: India have won the Asia Cup twice in the past - 2003 Kuala Lumpur and 2007 Chennai
16:57 hrs IST: Suraj Karkera returns for India in the goal
16:55 hrs IST: And here is the playing XI
16:50 hrs IST: India are yet to be beaten in this tournament.
16:45 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Pakistan have beaten South Korea 6-3 for the bronze medal
16:41 hrs IST: This is in fact the first Asia Cup final for Malaysia
16:37 hrs IST: India will be looking for their third Asia Cup victory while Malaysia their first
16:33 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the Asia Cup hockey final between India and Malaysia.
The sixth ranked India, who just needed a draw to seal a place in the summit clash, produced a superlative performance and continued their domination over Pakistan. It was India’s fourth win over Pakistan this year, having beaten them twice in the Hockey World League Semi-finals in London and once in the pool stages here.
Meanwhile, second-placed Malaysia took their points tally to four after playing out a 1-1 draw against South Korea, who collected three points in total.
Pakistan and South Korea will lock horns in the bronze medal match today.
First Published: Oct 22, 2017 13:55 IST