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Monday December 11, 2017 03:06 PM

Malaysia, South Korea win big in Hockey Asia Cup

Malaysia, South Korea win big in Hockey Asia Cup
Action from the Hockey Asia Cup match between Malaysia and China in Dhaka ThursdayDHAKA TRIBUNE/Md Manik

Tengku Tajuddin gave the Malaysians the breakthrough in the 12th minute when they won back-to-back penalty corners

Malaysia made a flying start in the Hero Asia Cup 2017 with a thrashing 7-1 victory over China in the first Pool B match at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka Thursday while reigning champion South Korea defeated Oman comfortably 7-2 in the day’s second game at the same venue.


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Tengku Tajuddin gave the Malaysians the breakthrough in the 12th minute when they won back-to-back penalty corners before Faizal Saari doubled the lead from a counter attack. Tengku Tajuddin netted again in the 19th minute while Malaysia’s drag-and-flick specialist Razie Rahim extended the lead further from a penalty corner. Shahril Saabah scored a brilliant field goal in the 35th minute and Faizal Saari continued the scoring spree when he netted his third in the 41st minute.


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Six-up at the start of the final quarter, Malaysia only looked to increase their lead but their defenders dropped their guard just a little bit towards the end of the match and China capitalised as Wenhui scored a field goal in the 56th minute. Malaysia finally ended the match with a 7-1 victory with Ramadan Rosli scoring in the last minute.

RESULTS

Malaysia 7 1 China

South Korea 7 2 Oman

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