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Asia Cup Hockey Final 2017: India lift their 3rd continental title after defeating Malaysia 2-1

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 October 2017, 19:36 IST
Asia Cup Hockey Final 2017

Indian hockey team on 22nd October continued their winning streak by vanquishing Malaysia in the final of the Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka.

India, which won the Asia Cup last time in 2007 in Chennai, scored from field efforts through Ramandeep Singh (3rd minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th) to dash the hopes of Malaysia, who were in summit clash for the first time.

The regularly enhancing Malaysians, however, battled valiantly and didn't surrender for a single minute. Their efforts bore fruit in the 50th minute when Shahril Saabah pulled one goal back.

The Indians, positioned 6th on the planet, were in for anxious last 10 minutes as Malaysia went full throttle for an equaliser.

But the Indian defence were equal to the task and did well enough to hold onto their slender lead.

-WIth PTI inputs.

First published: 22 October 2017, 19:36 IST
 
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