India vs Malaysia Asia Cup Hockey Final: India beat Malaysia 2-1, win title

India beat Malaysia 2-1 in the final of Hockey Asia Cup to lift the title for the third time and first since 2007.

By: Express Web Desk | Dhaka | Updated: October 22, 2017 6:49:20 pm
India won the Asia Cup.

India managed to hold off a big challenge from Malaysia to win the Asia Cup 2017 title in Dhaka on Sunday. The final in Sunday began on a good for India but Malaysia pushed the team until the final minute. India scored in the second minute of the game and later in the 29th minute in the 2-1 win over Malaysia. The runners-up pulled one back in the 49th minute but could not find the equaliser till the end of the match. Ramandeep Singh and Lalit Upadhayay were the goal scorers for India, who won the Asia Cup title for the third time and the first time since 2007.

India vs Malaysia, Hockey Asia Cup Final: India 2-1 Malaysia

60′: India win Asia Cup title! What a win for this young group of guys. This is the third time India have lifted the title. Well done!

59′: Malaysia ask for a video referral in the penultimate minute of the match. They are asking for a deliberate foot outside the area

55′: Five minutes remaining in this final. Malaysia still trailing by one goal as India hold on to the 2-1 lead

49′: GOAL! Malaysia pull one back. 11 minutes remain in this final. Can they equalise here? The game is on now

45′: End of Q3. No goal was scored in the third quarter so the scoreline remains 2-0 in favour of India. Malaysia need to bounce back and they have 15 more minutes

42′: Big chances for India but no player able to convert them. India still lead but would like to extend it and be in a safer position

32′: The pace of the match has changed. No high pressure from either side. The score remains 2-0 as we enter the second half in the third quarter

30′: End of the second quarter. At half-time, India lead 2-0 against Malaysia in the final of Asia Cup. 20 more minutes remaining in this game

29′: GOAL! India double the lead through Lalit! Super ball into the circle and Lalit is perfectly placed in front of the goal. Deflects it in

26′: Akashdeep with a powerful shot but it is saved by the goalkeeper. Danger ball called by referee so India get a PC

24′: India build an attack but there is no one inside the area to collect a pass. India still leading 1-0 in this final of Asia Cup

19′: Big chance for Malaysia as two players are unmarked but they could not deflect a shot from outside into the Indian goal

16′: Start of the second quarter in Dhaka. India are leading 1-0 in this final. Malaysia trying hard to make a comeback!

6′: India are all charged up. The early goal has given the side confidence as they search for their second goal.

2′: GOAL! What a way to begin! Perfect start for India as Ramandeep Singh put India ahead in the first quarter. Ramandeep hit the shot, bounced off the pole, but he easily directed it again in the net.

05:01 pm IST: India sing the national anthem in Dhaka for the Hockey Asia Cup 2017 final. Proud moment for India.

04:30 pm IST: India will face Malaysia in the final of the Asia Cup. India have a chance to win their third Asia Cup title and the first in 10 years. India are unbeaten in the current tournament

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