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Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

The Indian team had earlier produced a flamboyant performance in their third match against Japan, blanking the latter by a massive 9-0 margin. Catch India vs Malaysia hockey match live updates here

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Asian Hockey Championship 2018
India's Nilakanta Sharma vies for the ball against Pakistan's Muhammad Irfan Jr. Photo: Hockey Federation of India

In Match 12 of Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy, India, led by Manpreet Singh, will lock horns with Malaysia, who defeated India in the semifinals of Asian Games 2018, at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. The spirited will look to extend their unbeaten streak in the Men's Asian Championship in their fourth round-robin match today. 

The team had earlier produced a flamboyant performance in their third match against Japan, blanking the latter by a massive 9-0 margin. In tie against Japan, the world no 5 team showcased some domineering display scoring goals in all the four quarters through Mandeep Singh (4', 49', 57'), Harmanpreet Singh (17', 21'), Gurjant Singh (8'), Akashdeep Singh (36'), Sumit (42') and Lalit Upadhyay (45') to register a convincing victory and remain at the top of the Pool Standings.
 
The Indians afresh from the 3-1 victory against Pakistan on Saturday, started the match with a good rhythm as forwards Lalit Upadhyay and Akashdeep Singh got chances in the opening minutes. But it was Mandeep Singh who drew the first blood in the 4th minute as he deflected a low cross from Akashdeep Singh from the left flank, through the Japanese goalkeeper's leg and into the back of the net. India continued to put pressure on the Japanese defense and scored eight more goals till the final whistle.

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

While Korea clinched a comfortable victory over Oman, India and Malaysia finished off with a goalless battle-royale on the 7th day of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018. Here's a look at the results of the day on 23rd October 2018.#IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 pic.twitter.com/ujbNKXZn4g — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 23, 2018

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

59' Jarmanpreet wards off the danger from the counter-attack. IND 0-0 MAS#IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 #INDvMAS — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 23, 2018

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

58th minute: Manpreet pulling out and Harmanpreet fails to drag. Malaysia on counter attack but India resists

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

58th minute: Akashdeep manufacture penalty corner

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

2 minutes left for final hooter

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

56th minute: Manpreet to pulling out and Harmanpreet drags and again India fail to score 

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

56th minute: A penalty corner for India and Malaysia review for stick obstruction but they lost the review

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

54th minute: Nilakanta shoots wide from an opening when he had just the goalkeeper to beat. 

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

53rd minute: A yellow card for Malaysia's Tinku

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

50th minute: The deadlock prevails between the two teams with 10 minutes to go for FULL TIME

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

Q4 begins

First Published: Tue, October 23 2018. 21:30 IST

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights: Malaysia hold India to a draw

The Indian team had earlier produced a flamboyant performance in their third match against Japan, blanking the latter by a massive 9-0 margin. Catch India vs Malaysia hockey match live updates here

In Match 12 of Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy, India, led by Manpreet Singh, will lock horns with Malaysia, who defeated India in the semifinals of Asian Games 2018, at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. The spirited will look to extend their unbeaten streak in the Men's Asian Championship in their fourth round-robin match today. 

The team had earlier produced a flamboyant performance in their third match against Japan, blanking the latter by a massive 9-0 margin. In tie against Japan, the world no 5 team showcased some domineering display scoring goals in all the four quarters through Mandeep Singh (4', 49', 57'), Harmanpreet Singh (17', 21'), Gurjant Singh (8'), Akashdeep Singh (36'), Sumit (42') and Lalit Upadhyay (45') to register a convincing victory and remain at the top of the Pool Standings.
 
The Indians afresh from the 3-1 victory against Pakistan on Saturday, started the match with a good rhythm as forwards Lalit Upadhyay and Akashdeep Singh got chances in the opening minutes. But it was Mandeep Singh who drew the first blood in the 4th minute as he deflected a low cross from Akashdeep Singh from the left flank, through the Japanese goalkeeper's leg and into the back of the net. India continued to put pressure on the Japanese defense and scored eight more goals till the final whistle.

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