Web Desk: India comfortably held on to a 2-1 win in opposition to Malaysia to finish a decade of wait as they had been topped because the champions of Asia Cup Hockey Championship. This additionally occurs to be India’s third title victory within the historical past of this match.
India gained the championship beforehand at Chennai in 2007. In the present day India opened their rating within the third minute of the sport owing to a subject objective from Ramandeep Singh. Whereas the second objective was scored within the 29th minute by Lalit Upadhyay.
The ever-improving Malaysians, nevertheless, fought valiantly and didn’t hand over for a single minute. Their efforts bore fruit within the 50th minute when Shahril Saabah pulled one objective again.
The Indians, ranked sixth on the planet, had been in for nervous final 10 minutes as Malaysia went full throttle for an equaliser.
However the Indian defence had been equal to the duty and did effectively sufficient to carry onto their slender lead.