Australia 2, Malaysia 1:
Australia was victorious in its first outing at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, earning a 2-1 win against Malaysia.
It was a typical Malaysian display yet again as they succumbed to the world champions. Malaysia led led 1-0, thanks to a brilliant reverse hit goal by Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin in the 23rd minute.
Then they sat back, inviting the Australians to attack at will.
After absorbing the pressure for 59 minutes, coach Tai Beng Hai’s men wilted and Australia equalised through Simon Ochard’s penalty stroke goal.
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India 3, Great Britain 1:
India defeated Great Britain 3-1 in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup match in Ipoh this evening.
And they had Rupinder Pal Singh to thank for the win as he scored all the three goals via penalty corners to ensure that India took the three points at stake.
The two teams had contrasting fortunes in the opening day. While Great Britain defeated hosts Malaysia 3-1, India let slip a two-goal advantage and lost 2-3 to South Korea.
India knew that they had to get points on the board and thus raised their game while Great Britain were their usual industrious type, hard running and tactical in nature.
But Great Britain were not their normal self in terms of performance, perhaps affected by the hard match they endured against Malaysia the previous night.
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Pakistan 4, South Korea 2:
Pakistan registered their second win in as many days in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with a come from behind 4-2 win over South Korea.
Three goals in the final nine minutes gave Pakistan the full points. In their opening match Pakistan had defeated New Zealand 4-2.
Korea had the first look at goal in the third minute as Kim Young Jin picked up a pass from Jang Jong Hyun in the semi circle with defenders Muhammad Imran and Syed Kashif Shah caught napping.
But Pakistani keeper Imran Shah was quick of the blocks to thwart Kim.
At the other end Muhammad Umar Bhutta came close in the sixth minute as he was a trifle slow to connect a cross from the left by Muhammad Zubair.
Korea went ahead in the 14th minute when Hyun Hye Sung played a neat 1-2 with Jang Jong Hyun before slotting it past a despairing Imran.
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