The Times Of India | Oct 19, 2017 , 18:52:37 IST
Hero of the Match – Gurjant Singh, one goal and one assist
Full Time: India beat Malaysia 6-2
India jumped to top of the Super 4s standings with a comprehensive 6-2 victory over Malaysia in their second match of the stage. India now have four points after two games, with a mouth-watering clash against Pakistan coming up on Saturday. Malaysia dominated the final quarter and scored two goals but it was too little too late as they were already down by five goals after three quarters. India scored in the final minute to finish the game on a high.
60′ – GOAL! Sardar Singh makes it 6-2 for India
59′ – GOAL! Ramadan Rosli scores for Malaysia. India lead 5-2
59′ – Re-penalty corner for India
58′ – Another PC for Malaysia late in the final quarter
58′ – Less than three minutes left in the game, India comfortably leading 5-1 against Malaysia
55′ – Umpire had to intervene to calm the players. Malaysia player hit the stick of India player, and the stick flew away to hit Chinglensana on head. Not much harm though
55′ – Good save by India goalie Chitke, but India concede one more PC soon
54′ – Malaysia get another PC, but India is getting it reviewed. India lost the referral, Malaysia have the PC
50′ – GOAL! Razie Rahim converts the PC for Malaysia. India lead 5-1
50′ – Malaysia get a PC
49′ – Malaysia pressing hard for a goal in the final quarter. No success yet
End of Q3: India lead Malaysia 5-0
India dominated the third quarter as well and pumped in two more goals to extend the lead to 5-0. This time, Gurjant Singh and SV Sunil scored for India in the quarter.
44′ – A great chance for Malaysia, but hit it just wide
42′ – Malaysia get another PC. Good defensive work from India, no clear danger to the goalie
40′- GOAL! SV Sunil taps in from Gurjant’s brilliant assist. India 5, Malaysia 0
It was the result of Gurjant Singh’s brilliant solo run from India half on the left flank before releasing a decisive pass towards SV Sunil. Sunil dives in and tapped the ball inside the Malaysian goal.
37′ – Malaysia taking a review to get a PC. But they lost the referral, the foot was outside the circle
33′- GOAL! Gurjant Singh scores early in Q3. It’s India 4, Malaysia 0
Great run from the right by Akashdeep Singh as he sliced the defence as well as goalkeeper to pass the ball towards Gurjant Singh in front of open goal mouth. Gurjant made no mistake and it’s India 4, Malaysia 0 early in the third quarter.
End of Q2: Two goals in the quarter as India lead Malaysia 3-0 at half-time
Harmanpreet Singh converted India’s second PC of the quarter in the 19th minute to double the lead for India before SK Uthappa made it 3-0 in the 24th minute. Uthappa combined with SV Sunil brilliantly and open the Malaysian defence before hitting it hard towards the left corner of the goal box, giving no chance to the goalkeeper. Unlike yesterday’s defensive approach against South Korea, the more attacking game is paying off well for India.
28′ – India pressing hard to extend the lead as most of the play happening in Malaysian half
24′- GOAL! SK Uthappa makes it 3-0 for India
23′- Great save by India goalie
23′- Malaysia get another PC
22′- SV Sunil gets a green card for foul – has to sit out of the game for two minutes
19′ – GOAL! Harmanpreet Singh scores through PC to double the lead. India 2, Malaysia 0
19′ – India get re-penalty corner
19′ – India get their second PC, can they convert it?
18′ – A great counter attack by India forwards, but final touch was wide of the goal
17′ – Another PC for Malaysia as India goalie failed to clear it properly. But Malaysia missed it again
17′ – First PC for Malaysia, they are pressing hard for the equaliser early in the second quarter
17′ – Another miss chance for Malaysia
End of Q1: India lead Malaysia 1-0
Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal in the 14th minute to give India advantage over Malaysia in their crucial Super 4s stage match. The constant attack in the final five minutes of the quarter paid off for India as they dominated the proceedings. Lalit got the first clear scoring chance of the game in the sixth minute, but Malaysia goalie was upto the mark.
14′- Malaysia almost scored immediately, but missed it
14′ – GOAL! Akashdeep scores, India lead 1-0 vs Malaysia
10′ – Haziq of Malaysia gets a Green Card, will be out of the game for two minutes
9′ – India dominating the proceedings so far and creating couple of good scoring chances
6′ – Good save by Malaysia goalie, Lalit hits it well towards the goal
4′ – India get their first PC, but failed to capitalise
2′ – Attacking start for Malaysia, they are inside the India circle early in the game
FACT: Malaysia have never reach the final of the Asia Cup, while India are two-time champions
Here we go…India need a win today to ease their path to the final
Time for the national anthems of the teams
Super 4s standings
The top two teams from the Super 4s stage will qualify for the final to be held on Sunday, and the bottom two will play for third place
Source : timesofindia