Hockey: Malaysia runners-up of Asian Cup

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Indian hockey team for winning the Asia Cup 2017. Pakistan lost both contests against India.

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.

After a 1-1 draw against Korea in their first Super 4s match, India came back roaring against Malaysia and trounced them 6-2.

The Men in Blue started brilliantly, with Ramandeep Singh scoring an early goal, in the third minute.

Hockey players SV Sunil and Ramandeep Singh combined to give India the lead. They looked a threat for India in the second quarter too and came close to goal a few times.


Sjoerd Marijne's side imposed heavy pressure on the Malaysian defence from the outset and took a deserved the lead in the third minute with a planned attack.

India on the other hand, had opportunities of their own in the latter part of the third quarter but could not produce a third goal to seal the deal.

The Indians, ranked sixth in the world, were in for nervous last 10 minutes as Malaysia went full throttle for an equaliser but they were not good enough for the strong Indian defence.

On winning the title, the captain, Manpreet Singh, said, "Great honour to captain this team".

"Playing in this way, and in this order, helps us protect the sporting principles of the Asian Cup final qualifying round". "It was a close contest and I am happy how they played".


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