India reaches Azlan Shah final after 12 years

May 18th, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by admin  

Ipoh ( Malaysia ), May 17(ANI): India defeated hosts Malayasia by 2-1 in their last round robin match to reach the final of Azlan Shah hockey tournament after 12 years in Ipoh on Saturday.

Shivendra Singh scored with a ninth minute goal and Sandeep singh followed him a minute after in the crucial match, before Mohammad Amin Rahim scored a consolation goal for the hosts.

India with 12 points, now meets Argentina , who have finished with 14 points in the final on Sunday.

This was India s fourth straight victory after losing the first two games in the tournament.
Sandip Singh hit the ball from outside the Malaysian circle which was deflected in by Shivendra singh, putting the first goal on board for India . (ANI)

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