Highlights, India vs Malaysia, Hockey Match Result, Asia Cup 2017 final: Men in Blue win 2-1

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Highlights, India vs Malaysia, Hockey Match Result, Asia Cup 2017 final: Men in Blue win 2-1

Preview: India will face Malaysia in the final of Hockey Asia Championship after a thumping 4-0 win over Pakistan in their final second-round clash in Dhaka on Saturday. Pakistan and South Korea will face-off in the bronze medal match on Sunday.

India now have seven points from three games, while Pakistan are eliminated as they have one point, having suffered two defeats and a draw against Malaysia.

Highlights, India vs Malaysia, Hockey Match Result, Asia Cup 2017 final: Men in Blue win 2-1

India will look to clinch the Hockey Asia Cup at the final against Malaysia. Twitter/@TheHockeyIndia

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.

India have been clinical throughout their unbeaten run in the tournament. They beat Malaysia 6-2 in their second Super 4 match with a perfect display of attacking hockey. The Indian strikers toyed with the Malaysian defence with short passes, one-touch ball delivery to pump five beautiful field goals.

For Malaysia, who had looked impressive with an all-win record so far, it was their first loss in the event.

By virtue of the win, the Indians had also avenged their twin defeats — 0-1 in Azlan Shah Cup and 2-3 in Hockey World League Semi-finals in London — earlier this year.

On Sunday, India will look to continue their unbeaten run with victory in the final.

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Updated Date: Oct 22, 2017 19:22:53 IST

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