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The triumphant Indian hockey team, which won the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia after a gap of 13 years, returned home to a warm reception on Monday.
India regained the Azlan Shah hockey title after a 13-year gap, defeating hosts Malaysia 3-1 in the finals of the five-nation tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia on April 12, 2009. Arjun Halappa (8th minute), Prabhjot Singh (20th) and Shivender Singh (41st) sounded the board for India through neatly worked out field goals, while Azlan Misron (11th) reduced the margin for the hosts. Arjun Halappa was adjudged 'Man of the Final', while captain Sandeep Singh was named 'Player of the Tournament'. Sandeep was the top scorer with 7 goals. New Zealand won the award of 'Fair Play'. Malaysia's goalkeeper S. Kumar was adjudged the Best Goalkeeper of the tournament. Earlier in the day, New Zealand pipped Pakistan 2-1 in a play-off match to secure the third spot at the Azlan Shah Stadium. High on confidence after their 3-0 win against Malaysia during the round-robin stage, India, who last won the tournament in 1995, started making forays into the rival half from the word go. The Indian forwards' efforts bore fruit as early as in the eighth minute of the match when Arjun Halappa scored a field goal to give India the lead. The lead was, however, shortlived as Misron drew parity, much to the delight of the home crowd, in 11th minute through a field goal. Undeterred, the Indian forwards stepped up the attack and started making repeated inroads into their opponent's citadel and eventually managed to regain the lead when Prabhjot scored through another field goal nine minutes later to go into the ...
Fresh NewsIndia to meet Malaysia in Azlan Shah final todayFresh News, IndiaYou can leave a response or trackback to this entry India will face off with hosts Malaysia in the final of the five-nation Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Sunday. India will face off with hosts Malaysia in the final of the ...Ind beat Pak 2-1, qualify for Azlan Shah final Fresh Newsall 81 news articles
Fresh NewsIndia take on confident Malaysia in must-win gameFresh News, IndiaYou can leave a response or trackback to this entry Stung by the shocking draw against debutants Egypt in the opening match of the sultanazlan Shah hockey tournament, India will have to pull up theirsocks and come out all guns blazing against in-form ...
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
By our correspondent
KARACHI: Pakistan are confident of naming an 18-man squad for next months Sultan Azlan Shah Cup that is strong enough to win the five-nation hockey title in the Malaysian city of Ipoh.
...as a warm-up event Tuesday, February 17, 2009 KARACHI: Pakistans new hockey coach Shahid Ali Khan wants to use Aprils Sultan Azlan Shah Cup as a warm-up event for Mays Asia Cup and is looking forward to test several greenhorns in the five-nation tournament...