Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Determined Indian Men’s Hockey Team Outclass Malaysia 5-1
India kept their expectations alive to play in the last of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
The Indian Men’s Hockey Team rode showed a ruling execution as they outflanked has Malaysia 5-1 at the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 on Wednesday. Shilanand Lakra (10′), Gurjant Singh (42′, 57′), Sumit Kumar (48′) and Ramandeep Singh (51′) scored as India kept their expectations alive to play in the last. Faizal Saari (33′) was the solitary objective scorer for Malaysia. Coming into the match after a dazzling 2-1 win against Olympic Champions Argentina, Malaysia rushed to get off the squares.
Be that as it may, it was India, who drew the primary blood with an opening objective through Shilanand Lakra in the tenth moment. The new expansion in the Indian group did outstandingly well to get a benchmark go from Gurjant Singh to tap it over the Malaysian goalkeeper getting India 1-0 lead.
The next minutes saw Indian goalkeeper Suraj Karkera remain occupied at the post as he made some splendid recoveries. It was Faizal Saari’s second endeavor to score which was parried away by the youthful Karkera. He later spared another well-struck shot by Tengku Tajudin.
India did well to rule with ball ownership, while their safeguard adhered to their weapons to deny an objective. Then, Surrender Kumar, Shilanand Lakra and Sumit Kumar worked couple to win the main punishment corner (PC) of the match in the second quarter yet Amit Rohidas’ flick was blocked away.
Seconds before the halftime, Fitri Saari demonstrated some great stick work to make a go on objective however went dreadfully wide.
India, with a 1-0 lead, had their assignment cut out in the second from last quarter.
Yielding a PC three minutes into the second from last quarter didn’t help their motivation. Faizal Saari, who had missed numerous chances to score at an opportune time, was precise as he wildly struck the ball past Karkera to adjust in the 33rd moment.
A PC in the 42nd moment saw Gurjant Singh clutch the bounce back after Varun Kumar’s flick ricocheted off the goalkeeper. A mindful Gurjant needed to tap the ball into the post to bring India the truly necessary 2-1 lead.
The activity came down to the last quarter when India changed apparatuses and assaulted the hosts who seemed as though they were losing steam.
In spite of the fact that Malaysia won a PC toward the beginning of the final quarter, Karkera, brought once again into the post, completed an extraordinary activity to spare and kept captain Razie Rahim from scoring. It was Ramandeep Singh who did well as a feeder when he splendidly helped Sumit Kumar who scored India’s third objective in the 48th moment.
India scored two more objectives through Ramandeep (51′) and Gurjant Singh (57′).
India will confront Ireland on March 9 in their last round-robin coordinate.
(This Story Originating From NDTV)