CHENNAI, India (Web Desk) – Malaysia beat Pakistan by 3-1 goals in the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy, at Chennai, India, on Thursday.
In the first quarter, Malaysia displayed some attacking game, making the circle penetrations but couldn’t find a decisive touch. Malaysia won a penalty corner in the seventh minute, but Akmal Hussain thwarted the effort.
However, Pakistan didn’t shy away and went for the attack. In that process, they also got a penalty corner in the 12th minute, but the Green-shirts failed to take the lead. Pakistan got another chance two minutes later, but they messed up the move, and the first quarter ended 0-0.
Just before the end of the second quarter, Malaysia finally got rewarded for the consistent attacking game as Faizal Saari ensured a finish to break the deadlock. In the next minute, Malaysia struck another goal to go 2-0 ahead at the brink of the half-time hooter.